With his many notable K-dramas and achievements, there’s no doubt that Kim Soo Hyun is South Korea’s highest-paid star, but does he still hold the same title?
Debuting in 2007, the rookie actor made his very first TV appearance after landing a supporting role in the family sitcom Kimchi cheese smile.
Due to his charisma and talent, he got a big break in the industry after joining the main cast of the 2011 teen drama. Dream high, where he won his first award after winning Best New Actor at the KBS Drama Awards.
Kim Soo Hyun starred alongside 2PM’s Bae Suzy, Wooyoung, and Taecyeon, IU, and Ham Eun Jung.
From rookie actor to rising star, he managed to solidify his acting career and go on to headline several notable K-dramas. To name a few, he appeared as the male lead in moon kissing the sun with Ha Ga In.
Interestingly, Kim Soo Hyun has won another award, but this time it’s from one of South Korea’s most prestigious award-winning bodies. He won the Best Actor trophy at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards for his role as Do Min Joon in the rom-com series my star love opposite actress Hallyu Jun Ji Hyun.
From one hit series to another, it made Kim Soo Yoon one of the most wanted men in showbiz, alongside the equally talented Hyun Bin, Song Joong Ki, Lee Jong Sook and many more. .
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Net worth of Kim Soo Hyun 2022: How rich is the It’s okay not to be okay Star?
In 2021, Kim Soo Hyun’s net worth was USD 110 million, as quoted by IBT Singapore.
At the time, he was reaping the success of the mega hit K-drama It’s okay not to be okay and made a comeback for the series an ordinary day with Cha Seung Won.
A year later, it seemed that Kim So Hyun’s net worth had increased significantly.
According to What is Net Worth, The producer The actor has now raised $117 million. Most of his income comes from his K-drama and movie projects as well as his endorsement.
Although he doesn’t yet have a slate of upcoming projects, he makes a lot of money from commercials, making him the reigning “commercial king”.
Kim Soo Hyun’s endorsements include being a brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, nutritional supplement Nutine, COSRX beauty brands, The Face Shop and more.
Is Kim Soo Hyun the highest paid actor?
In 2020, Kim Soo Hyun topped South Korea’s highest paid TV actor, earning $165,000 per episode. At the time, he managed to beat A-listers Hyun Bin to No. 2 with $84,000 per episode and award-winning actor So Ji Sub to No. 3 with $67,000 per episode.
The following year, the 34-year-old idol once again topped K-drama’s highest-paid celebrity rankings of 2021.
Kim Soo Hyun topped 500 million won or $423,000 per episode and reportedly earned $3.4 million for the entire season of the mystery thriller series An ordinary day.
Now, It’s okay not to be well The star still holds the title of highest-paid K-drama actor in 2022 with around $572,000 per episode.
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