Kim Soo-hyun Net Worth 2023: Wife, Biography, Age, Annual Income, Salary

Kim Soo-hyun is a well-renowned movies and drama hero from South Korean. He is the highest-paid actor in South Korean and also the richest Korean actor in the world. An introvert as a child, Soo-hyun took acting classes to eliminate his shyness and turned out to be the most popular actor not just in Korea but his popularity has increased among other countries of Asia and worldwide. From starting his career with the television drama Dream High to work in the top-grossing films The Thieves (2012) and Secretly, Greatly (2013), Kim has enjoyed his career thoroughly with so much more still to look forward too. In the industry he not only has made name and fame for himself but has accumulated a significant amount of wealth as well. Kim Soo-hyun net worth 2023 stands at around $117 million amking him the wealthiest actor of Korea.

Kim Soo-hyun Net Worth 2023

NameKim Soo-hyun
Kim Soo-hyun Net Worth 2023$117 million (est.)
Annual income$3.4 million (est.)
Salary per movie$432000 (est.)

Kim Soo-hyun Personal Biography

Soo-hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea on February 16, 1988 to Kim Chung-hoon (father) and Kim Ji-yeon (mother). His was the lead singer of the 80’s band “Seven Dolphins” and his mother a homemaker. To help Kim overcome his shy and introverted personality, his mother encouraged him to take acting classes during his school time and that when the actor’s passion for acting began.

Kim Soo-hyun is currently not married. Although some speculations were made in the last few years that Soo-hun might be secretly married his co-star and girlfriend Seo ye Ji, turned out they were all false.

NameKim Soo-hyun
Years active2007 – present
Date of birth16 February 1988
Marital statusUnmarried
Height1.8 m
ParentsKim Chung-hoon (father), Kim Ji-yeon (mother)

Career & Top 10 Most Popular Movies of Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun’s first major acting role came with the stage play of Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also worked in the musical Grease and tragedy Hamlet and gradually emerged to become one of the brightest stars in East Asia. His role as a country bumpkin turned musical genius in the teen-age drama ‘Dream High’ made Soo-hyun a household name in South Korea. His popularity further sky-rocketed in 2012 when he starred in the drama ‘Moon Embracing the Sun playing the role of a young king Lee Hwon. The show achieved a peak recorded viewer rating of 42.2 per cent and earned the ‘national drama’ status.

Other than popular series, Kim Soo-hyun has also worked in multiple movies, some of which are the highest-grossing movies of South Korea. Check out some of the best works of Soo-hyun comprising of both his hit movies and TV shows.

  1. Crash Landing on You
  2. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  3. Hotel Del Luna
  4. My Love from Another Star
  5. Running Man
  6. One Ordinary Day
  7. Haereul poomeun dal
  8. Dream High
  9. The Thieves
  10. Secretly Greatly

Awards & Achievements

Kim Soo-hyun started his career with the Korean drama Dream High and gained immense popularity from the show. Other than Dream High, there are many other super hit series and movies in which Kim has worked and has earned numerous awards and accolades for his performance. Below here we have mentioned only a few of the many awards won by Kim Soo-hyun. Forbes has also included the actor in its Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list and 30 Under 30 Asia list

APAN Star Awards   

  • 2012 Excellence Award, Actor for Moon Embracing the Sun
  • 2014 Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries for My Love from the Star
  • 2014 Hallyu Star Award for My Love from the Star
  • 2015 Grand Prize (Daesang) for The Producers
  • 2021 Popular Star Award, Actor for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Asia Artist Awards

  • 2020    Grand Prize (Daesang) for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • 2020 AAA Hot Issue Award

Baeksang Arts Awards

  • 2012 Best Actor – Television for Moon Embracing the Sun
  • 2014 Best New Actor – Film for Secretly, Greatly
  • 2014 Most Popular Actor – Film for Secretly, Greatly
  • 2014 Most Popular Actor – Television for My Love from the Star

Busan International Advertising Festival

  • 2015 Best Korean Spokesmodel in China
  • 2016 China’s Favourite Korean Advertising Model

KBS Drama Awards

  • 2011 Best New Actor for Dream High
  • 2011 Popularity Award, Actor for Dream High
  • 2011 Best Couple (with Suzy) for Dream High
  • 2015 Grand Prize (Daesang) for The Producers
  • 2015 Best Couple (with Cha Tae-hyun and Gong Hyo-jin) for The Producers
  • 2015 Netizen Award, Actor for The Producers

Korea Drama Awards

  • 2011 Best New Actor for Dream High
  • 2011 Most Popular Actor for Dream High
  • 2014 Grand Prize (Daesang) for My Love From the Star
  • 2014 Hallyu Star Award for My Love From the Star
  • 2015 Grand Prize (Daesang) for The Producers
  • 2015 Hallyu Star Award for The Producers


Question 1: What is the net worth of Kim Soo-hyun in 2023?

Answer: $117 Million

Question 2: Who is the richest Korean actor in the world?

Answer: Kim Soo-hyun

Question 3: What movie did Kim Soo-hyun make the most money?

Answer: The Thieves

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