Top 15 Richest Korean Actors in the World (Net Worth)

Korean shows and movies have recently become quite popular outside the country with the actors gaining fame internationally. Apart from fame, some of the most beloved Korean actors are also offered a handsome salary for their work in K-dramas and movies.

In this article, we have presented a list of top 15 richest Korean actors in the world 2023.

Top 15 Richest Korean Actors in the World 2023

The table provides the list of the top 15 richest Korean actors in the world along with their net worth (as in 2023) and their breakthrough series.

NameNet worth (2023)Breakthrough series
Kim Soo-Hyun$117 MillionDream High
So Ji-Sub$41 MillionWhat Happened in Bali
Lee-Jong-Suk$32 MillionSecret Garden
Lee-Min-Ho$26 MillionBoys Over Flowers
Song Joong Ki$24 MillionSungkyunkwan Scandal
Hyun Bin$21 MillionMy Name is Kim Sam-soon
Park Seo-joon$21 MillionKill Me, Heal Me
Lee Seung-gi$16 MillionBrilliant Legacy
Gong Yoo$14 MillionCoffee Prince
Ji Chang-wook$12 MillionSmile Again
Jo In-sung$12 MillionSomething Happened in Bali
Yoo Ah-in$12 MillionSungkyunkwan Scandal
Cha Eun-woo$8 MillionGangnam Beauty
Lee Joon-gi$5 MillionThe King and the Clown
Park Bo-gum$2.5 MillionWonderful Mama

World’s 15 Richest Korean Actors in 2023

Now that you know who the world’s richest Korean actors are, what are their net worth, their breakthrough role, etc, let’s check more about these amazing actors.

1. Kim Soo-Hyun

Richest Korean Actor - Kim Soo-hyun
Richest Korean Actor

Kim Soo-hyun is one of the highest-paid and the richest actor in South Korea with a total net worth of $117 million. Kim has been featured in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list and also in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. His top movies and shows include Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.

2. So Ji-Sub

So Ji-Sub - second richest Korean actor in the world

Beginning his career as a jeans model, So Ji-sub soon is a renowned swimmer, actor and rapper from South Korea. Over the career of more than 25 years, Ji-sub has worked in numerous movies, television shows, web series and music videos. After Kim Soo-hyun, he is the second richest Korean actor in the world.

3. Lee Jong-Suk

Lee Jong-Suk

Lee Jong-suk became the youngest male model ever to participate in Seoul Fashion Week before he started out in acting business. Lee is also a philanthropist who has donated millions of won to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association that helps the victims of natural calamities. He is also the owner of the dining cafe, 89Mansion.

4. Lee Min-Ho

Lee Min-Ho

Lee Min-ho is an actor, singer, model, creative director and businessman who gained immense popularity from the television series Boys Over Flowers. Min-ho earned the Best New Actor award for his role in the series. He is the most followed South Korean actor on social media and is the first Korean celebrity to have a wax figure at Madame Tussauds.

5. Song Joong Ki

Song Joong Ki

Next to be included in the list of 15 richest Korean actors in the world is Song Joong-ki. With a net worth of $24 Million, he stands at fifth place in this list. He has worked in various popular shows and movies. Owing to his success in TV series and film, he has been internationally established as a top star in the Korean entertainment industry.

6. Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin (born Kim Tae-pyung) is not just one of the richest but also one of the highest paid and most influential actors in South Korea. He has appeared in many successful television shows and has appeared in quite significant movies as well. Confidential Assignment, The Swindlers, The Negotiation and Rampant are some of the top-rated movies in which Hyun Bin has starred in.

7. Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon started his acting career through a music video but soon bagged some great projects in Korean drama. He is one of the world’s richest Korean actors and has worked in some popular shows and movies like Kill Me, Heal Me, She Was Pretty, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, Fight for My Way, etc. Park is the winner of multiple awards and accolades for his work in Korean entertainment industry.

8. Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi was a well-known singer before he became one of the richest actors of Korea. Through his roles in K-dramas, Seung-gi not only gained popularity in Korea but in parts of Asia as well. He is known as Triple Threat” entertainer oqing to his success as a singer, actor and host. Lee Seung-gi was the first celebrity to be included in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2010.

9. Gong Yoo

Gong Yoo (original name Gong Ji-cheol) is known all across the globe for his heartfelt role in the famous zombie movie Train to Busan (2016). Yoo established his name in the Korean industry through the MBC’s romantic comedy Coffee Prince. In 2017, it was revealed that Gong Yoo is a descendant of Chinese philosopher Confucius.

10. Ji Chang-wook

Ji Chang-wook

Ji Chang-wook is a renowned actor and singer from South Korea and is one of the richest Korean actor in the world. During his compulsory military service, he was awarded a prize for his excellent performance and promoted to Sergeant Ji before his discharge. his notable works include Empress Ki, Healer, The K2, Suspicious Partner, Melting Me Softly, etc

11. Jo In-Sung

Jo In-Sung

Jo In-sung (Zo In-sung) is a prominent Korean actor who started  his entertainment debut in 1998 as a model. He started working in television shows in 1999 and got his lead role in the drama series Shoot for the Stars. Jo In-sung has been presented with multiple awards and accolades for his performance in the entertainment industry.

12. Yoo Ah-in

Yoo Ah-in

Uhm Hong-sik, known professionally as Yoo Ah-in, is an actor, creative director and gallerist from South Korea. He is known and praised for the diversity in his roles and the brilliancy with which he play those roles. Ah-in is the first Korean actor and the only Asian to be featured in The New York Times’ “The Best Actors of 2018” list.

13. Cha Eun-woo

Cha Eun-woo

At the age of only 25 years, Cha Eun-woo (original name Lee Dong-min) has managed to make his name among the richest Korean actors in the world. He is also a well-known singer and a member of the South Korean boy band Astro. A major philanthropist as well, Eun-woo has donated millions for the relief of fire and Covid victims.

14. Lee Joon-gi

Lee Joon-gi

Lee Joon-gi is a popular actor not just in Korea but also overseas, especially in Asia, and has established him as a top Hallyu star. A practitioner of various forms of martial arts, Joon-gi is recognized within the industry as one of the country’s top action stars. His top movies include Iljimae, Arang and the Magistrate, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Lawless Lawyer and Flower of Evil.

15. Park Bo-gum

Park Bo-gum

Park Bo-gum is the last actor to be featured in the list of 15 richest Korean actors in the world 2023. Park is the youngest artist to be named Gallup Korea’s Television Actor of the Year and the first ever actor to top the Korea Power Celebrity list by Forbes Korea. His title “Bo-gum” means ‘precious sword’.

FAQs

Who is the richest Korean actor in the world in 2023?

Kim So-Hyun

What is the total net worth of Kim So-Hyun?

$117 million

Who is the most popular actor in South Korea?

Lee Min-ho

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