10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have emerged as a result of the phenomenal popularity of the Korean drama genre. Let's take a look at some of the highest-paid Korean tv stars.

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time

Everybody is aware that Korean dramas, or K-dramas as they are more often known, have risen to the top of the list of the most-watched media in recent years and have ingrained themselves into the lives of millions of fans. The actors have made millions thanks to their many hits. The highest-paid actors in Korean dramas are listed here, along with their episode salaries.

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have emerged as a result of the phenomenal popularity of the Korean drama genre. The performers are not just limited to television; they also leave their stamp on hugely popular movies.

Let's take a look at some of the highest-paid Korean television stars, from Kim Soo-Hyun to Hyun Bin.

Kim Soo-Hyun

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Kim Soo-Hyun

As of right now, Kim Soo Hyun is the most well-known Kdrama actor. He is regarded as the richest Kdrama actor and charges the highest fee per episode. With more than 13.9 million followers on Instagram, he has a sizable fan base.

Kim Soo Hyun is well-known throughout Korea. In 2011, the K-Drama Dream High helped him acquire stardom. Moon Embracing the Sun by Kim Soo Hyun came after that, and the rest is history.

Kim made cameo appearances in the popular dramas Hotel del Luna (2019) and Crash Landing on You (2020) after completing his required military service, and he then wowed everyone with a stellar performance in the well-received It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), for which he was reportedly paid around US$ 155,000 per episode. His most recent project was the Korean drama One Ordinary Day from 2021.

Hyun Bin

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time

Since his breakthrough performance in the TV series My Lovely Sam Soon in 2005, Hyun Bin has been acting in Korean dramas. Considered the Bridget Jones of Korea, My Lovely Sam Soon.

He did, however, achieve widespread fame thanks to Crash Landing on You, one of the greatest Kdramas ever to air on Netflix.

The revelation that Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin were in a relationship in real life is what made the drama so unique. His reputation for playing romantic parts dates back to 2003's Bodyguard.

My Lovely Sam Soon, one of the top-rated Korean dramas at the time, helped him achieve success. But it was his part in the immensely popular Korean drama Secret Garden that propelled him to fame.

So Ji-Sub

So Ji-sub

Ji-sub is therefore one of the busiest K-Drama performers out there. His roles in Korean dramas date back many years. I'm Sorry I Love You, Something Happened in Bali, and Master's Sun is just a few of the top-grossing Kdramas in which he has starred.

Ji-sub began his career modelling jeans but quickly rose to the position of master of Korean melodrama. He gained notoriety in 2020 when he wed a 26-year-old ex-reporter and gave $59,000 to disadvantaged children as a wedding gift.

The "Icon of Consideration" has been given to him because of his gentlemanly nature. You have to love So Ji-sub, right? The Korean drama Doctor Lawyer from 2022 features his most recent work.

Jo In-Sung

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Jo In-sung

Jo In-Sung is already over 40 years old, which is absurd to think about. He has been in numerous Korean movies and dramas. As a model for the apparel company Ziozia, Jo In-Sung made his debut in the entertainment industry in 1998.

Jo In-Sung debuted in the Korean adolescent drama School 3 before moving on to play a supporting role in Piano, which helped him get attention. His role as Oh Soo in the Korean drama That Winter, the Wind Blows is still often mentioned by Korean drama lovers today.

Many, however, speculate that he may be finished with television series because he hasn't worked on a Korean drama since 2016.

Lee Min-Ho

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Lee Min-ho

In 2003, Lee Min-ho began acting in Korean dramas. The majority of Kdrama fans remember Lee Min-ho from the 2009 film Boys Over Flowers, thus it might surprise some people.

Since he finished his military service and returned to the scene in early 2019, he has become an experienced actor who is in high demand. With over 30.8 million followers, he easily has the highest Instagram followers of any actor from a Korean drama.

This is unexpected because Lee Min-ho is regarded as being a very private individual who appears on a very small number of Korean discussion shows or programmes.

However, Lee Min-ho recently produced a movie for the King Sejong Institute Foundation that showcases the elegance of Hangeul. Pachinko, his most recent Korean drama, is available on Apple TV+.

Lee Min-ho is already a well-known brand ambassador, and his fame has reportedly translated into US$ 80,000 per episode, making him one of the highest-paid performers in Korean dramas.

Ji Chang-Wook

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Ji Chang-Wook

Ji Chang-Wook handles all of it. He has acted in historical dramas, fantasy romantic comedies, and crime thrillers. 2019 saw the conclusion of the Korean military duty of yet another actor.

His favourite Korean dramas include Healer, "The Empress Ki", and "Suspicious Partner". He is regarded as having the most attractive smile in the industry. Ji Chang-Wook is a multi-talented Kdrama actor, as evidenced by the fact that he created a number of pop singles for the original soundtracks of his films.

He also uses social media extensively. On Instagram, he has over 685 posts and over 19 million followers. Check out his If You Say Your Wish, a 2022 Korean drama.

Yoo Ah-in

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Yoo Ah-in

Yoo Ah-in is one of the most sought-after actors in contemporary Korean dramas. His fans like him for his charisma in addition to his alluring smile. He has the ability to portray both the pretty boy and the boy next door types.

As a result, he is renowned for portraying a wide range of characters in Korean dramas and Korean movies.

He first rose to popularity in the Korean drama Sungkyungkwan Scandal, but more recently, his work in the critically acclaimed movie Burning in 2018 has brought him international recognition.

However, his star power has increased thanks to Hellbound's success on Netflix and his part in the film. On Instagram, where he has more than 2.2 million followers, follow him.

Lee Jong-suk

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Lee Jong-suk

Unbeknownst to many Kdrama fans, Lee Jong-suk made his modelling debut in 2005. He also received training from SM Entertainment to become a Kpop Idol. Romance is a Bonus Book, Pinocchio, and the fantasy drama W: Two Worlds Apart are a few of his favourite Korean dramas.

He just recently completed his time in the military. So be sure to check out his most recent piece, Big Mouse, which was published in 2022. Follow Lee Jong-suk on Instagram, where he has over 24 million followers, to stay up to date with him.

Lee Seung-gi

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Lee Seung-gi

Fans of Lee Seung-gi adore his charming demeanour and innocent appearance. He initially appeared in supporting roles in Korean dramas before moving into the lead. His most successful Korean dramas were The King 2 Hearts, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and Brilliant Legacy.

These Korean dramas were produced roughly ten years ago. He co-starred with Bae Suzy in the action-packed Korean drama Vagabond in 2019.

He only recently revealed that he would make his seventh full-length album, his first in five years, as a singer. In 2022, keep an eye out for Love According to the Law.

Song Joong-ki

10 Highest Paid Male Kdrama Actors Of All Time
Song Joon-ki

Due to the popularity of Descendants of the Sun, Song Joong-ki is well-known all over the world. He is another star of Korean dramas who rose to fame as a result of the Sungkyunkwan Scandal.

He did, however, begin to amass a sizable fan base while appearing on the Korean variety show Running Man. This explains why he excels in humorous roles, as evidenced by his work in Penny Pinchers.

The success of Space Sweepers on Netflix will determine where he ranks on this list. The plot of Space Sweepers centres on a ship crew who, in 2092, collects and sells space garbage to make a living.

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