Here Are The 15 Highest Paid K-drama Actors in 2023
The South Korean media continues to grow bigger every year with its slew of high quality projects from outstanding stars.
Apart from their versatility and unrivaled visuals, most K-drama actors are also offered a handsome amount of salary for their hard work.
Here are the 15 highest paid actors in the K-drama scene this 2023. Keep on reading to know more!
1. Kim Soo Hyun
First on the list is Kim Soo Hyun, the highest paid and richest actor in the industry, boasting a total net worth of 117 million USD.
He appeared in high scale works including “My Love From the Star,” “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” and “Dream High.”
2. So Ji Sub
From being a model, swimmer, rapper to transitioning as an actor, So Ji Sub has over two decades of experience.
He has also been in popular dramas like “What Happened in Bali” and “Oh My Venus.” Sitting at No. 2, So Ji Sub has a whopping net worth of 41 million USD.
3. Lee Jong Suk
The list wouldn’t be complete without Lee Jong Suk; a model, philanthropist and an actor in one.
He boasts an impressive filmography under his belt which includes “Pinocchio,” “W: Two Worlds” and more. Lee Jong Suk’s net worth amounts to 32 million USD as of this writing.
4. Lee Min Ho
One of the most popular stars is Lee Min Ho who gained popularity in the domestic and overseas channels after starring in “Boys Over Flowers.”
Lee Min Ho’s net worth isn’t also modest as it amounts to 26 million USD this year.
5. Song Joong Ki
The fifth is Song Joong Ki who has a net worth of 24 million USD. His dramas “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “Descendants of the Sun” are considered classics.
Like the other stars in this list, his success also penetrated the international scene, and is now one of the most popular South Korean actors.
6. Hyun Bin
Not only is he one of the richest but Hyun Bin is also among the most influential actors in the industry as his performances never fall short.
The actor’s net worth is worth 21 million USD, thanks to his famous works “Crash Landing on You” and “Secret Garden.”
7. Park Seo Joon
“She Was Pretty,” “Fight For My Way” and “Itaewon Class” are three of Park Seo Joon’s most promising works.
With a net worth that equals veteran actor Hyun Bin, it’s no doubt that Park Seo Joon is among the richest stars in the industry today.
8. Lee Seung Gi
Known as a singer and an actor, Lee Seung Gi also claimed a spot in the list of the richest stars in South Korea with a net worth amounting to over 16 million USD.
He has also carved his name in all parts of Asia, which allowed him to be the first one to be included in Forbes’s Power Celebrities in 2010.
9. Gong Yoo
Of course, Gong Yoo is one of themt! He starred in dramas “Goblin,” “Train to Busan” and more, and has established his name across the globe.
This year, Gong Yoo’s net worth is estimated to be 14 million USD, landing him at the ninth spot in the list.
10. Ji Chang Wook
A renowned actor and a singer, Ji Chang Wook is also present in this list! His notable works include “Empress Ki,” “Healer” and “The Sound of Magic.”
With his great contribution to the Hallyu industry, Ji Chang Wook has a total of 12 million USD worth of assets.
Jo In Sung and Yoo Ah In are also included in the list with a net worth of 12 million USD. Idol-actor Cha Eun Woo at No. 13 has 8 million USD while Lee Joon Gi has over 5 million USD.
Lastly, Park Bo Gum has a total of 2.5 million USD assets, sitting at No. 15 of the richest South Korean stars.