Tops Highest Paid Actors List of 2020

Kim Soon Hyun is the highest paid Korean actor in 2020. 


Kim Soo Hyun is the highest paid Korean actor in 2020. He reportedly receives 200M KRW ($167,000) per episode in the drama It’s Okay Not To Be Okay,


Top 10 List

10. 지창욱 Ji Chang Wook 

$50,300 per episode.

Fun fact: He named actress Song Hye Kyo as someone that suits his ideal type.

Following Backstreet Rookie, Ji Chang Wook is set to star in a Chinese drama titled Mr. Right.


8-9송중기 Song Joong Ki 송중기

$30,300 per episode.

This year, the 35-year-old will be returning to the big screen with the movie Space Sweepers.

Song Joong Ki appeared in his former Running Man cast mate Kim Jong Kook’s Men Are All Like That MV. Interestingly, he did that for free without asking for any payment!


8-9. 이종석 Lee Jong Suk

$50,300 per episode.

He last acted in the TV series Romance Is A Bonus Book last year. He is set to appear in a Chinese drama Jade Lover.

Fun fact: Lee Jong Suk has been good friends with SNSD members Yoona and Hyoyeon since their pre-debut days.


7. 유아인 Yoo Ah In

$59,000 per episode.

He was offered to play as one of the 4 main characters in the popular drama Boys Over Flowers, but he turned it down instead.

Yoo Ah In recently acted together with Park Shin Hye in the zombie thriller film #Alive.


6. 이승기 Lee Seung Gi

$59,000 per episode.

The actor-singer has been confirmed to star in an upcoming psychopath genre drama titled “Mouse”.

He is also in the Netflix travelogue “Twogether” with Jasper Liu.


5. 이민호 Lee Min Ho

$62,000 per episode.

The global star has just wrapped his hit TV show The King: Eternal Monarch with Kim Go Eun, Woo Do Hwan and Kim Kyung Nam.

He is a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. He even dreamt of playing in a Hollywood movie so that he can meet the Oscar winner.


3-4.  소지섭 So Ji Sub

$67,100 per episode.

He created history by becoming the first Korean actor to have a road named after him in 2012.

The 43-year-old will be appearing in a movie called Confession this year.


3-4. 조인성 Jo In Sung

$67,000 per episode

Jo In Sung is pretty close to Song Joong Ki. Apparently, word has it that he was the one who have played the cupid role in Song Joong Ki’s love story with Song Hye Gyo.

He is set to appear in a movie called Escape slated to release sometime this year.


2. 현빈 Hyun Bin 

$83,900 per episode.

His ideal type: “Someone who can accept and understand my status as a public figure.”

His most recent drama was Crash Landing On You.


김수현  Kim Soo Hyun

$84,000 per episode.

Interestingly, he surpassed fellow actor Lee Byung Hun who received $126,000 for the 2018 TV series Mr. Sunshine.

He is currently starring in the Netflix/tvN drama It’s Okay To Not Be Okay.

Growing up, Kim Soo Hyun used to be an introverted child but his mother encouraged him to take acting classes in high school.

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