7 top highest-paid K-drama actors  

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Hallyu Wave

Ever since the onset of streaming platforms, the surge in Korean actors’ global fandom has hit an all-time high. Here are some of the most popular and highest-paid K-drama actors.   

Kim Soo-hyun

Queen of Tears’ lead actor is among Korea’s top-notch actors, and his popularity has made him the No. 1 actor with the highest fees as he reportedly charges US$165,000 per episode.  

Lee Jung-Jae  

This Squid Game actor is also among the finest Korean actors with a whopping net worth in billions. Lee reportedly charges USD 248,000 per episode.  

Song Joong-ki

The Descendants of the Sun actor has carved a niche in the entertainment field with his fine artistry. As per reports, he charged a whopping USD 157,000 per episode for Vincenzo.  

Hyun Bin

The Crash Landing On You actor has an impressive remuneration of around $113,000 per episode.    

Lee Min-ho

This charismatic actor has been ruling the hearts of K-drama fans hearts for more than a decade. He charges around USD 80,000 per episode.  

Song Hye-kyo

It is not just the K-drama men who is earning an attractive salary. One of the highest-paid female actresses is Song Hye-kyu with USD 160,000 per episode.

Jun Ji-hyun   

Another lead actress Jun Ji-hyun has a tie with Song Hye-kyo as she also charges approximately USD 160,000 per episode for her charming appearance on the screen.