Kim Soohyun stays as top earner in K-dramas; earns 2X more than Kim Woobin
South Korea has been strong at producing celebrities for fans to gawk at.
Most recently, the Korean media compiled a list of top male celebrity pay for a typical 20-episode drama.
Let's check them out:
Topping the list is Kim Soohyun who got his mega break from 'My Love from the Star'. After starring in 'The Producers', he has been producing less and less. All his energy in 2016 has been tied-up in the movie 'Real', which will likely be his last before enlisting for military service.
His asking pay has so far not been dented and stays at 2.3 bil won (S$2.8 mil), with his popularity backed by a large base of loyal fans.
Kim Soohyun, no.1, pay-per-drama: 2.3 bil won (S$2.8 mil)
Number 2 on the list is So Jisub from 'Master's Sun' and 'Oh My Venus' with an asking price of 1.8 bil won (S$2.2 mil).
So Jisub, no.2, pay-per-drama: 1.8 bil won (S$2.2 mil)
Number 3 is leggy Lee Minho at 1.6 bil won (S$2 mil).
Lee Minho, no.3, pay-per-drama: 1.6 bil won (S$2 mil).
Lee Jong Suk and Song JoongKi ties at number 4 with 1.4 bil won (S$1.7 mil).
Lee Jongsuk, no.4, pay-per-drama: 1.4 bil won (S$1.7 mil), he is hugging Han Hyojo, girlfriend? This cannot be confirmed yet.
Song JoongKi, also at no.4, pay-per-drama: 1.4 bil won (S$1.7 mil), is he coming out of the closet with Park Bogum? This cannot be confirmed yet.
Number 5 goes to Kim Woobin with a price tag of 1.1 bil won (S$1.4 mil) for a 20-episode drama.
Kim Woobin, no.5, pay-per-drama: 1.1 bil won (S$1.4 mil), he has just completed the drama 'Uncontrollably Fond' with Lee Minho's girlfriend Suzy Bae
What is Kim Woobin trying to do to Lee Minho's girlfriend Suzy Bae? Will he end up doing too much? This also cannot be confirmed yet.
As we can see, Kim Soohyun's asking pay is twice that of Kim Woobin. And that's why Soohyun can buy a very big house in Seoul.
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