Korea media outlet Daily Sports has made a list of Korean actresses and their earnings per episode.
Earlier we reported that actress Kim Tae Hee made 40 million Won ($34,000 USD) per episode lying down as a comatose patient in drama Yongpal. With that news becoming viral among fans and netizens, Korean media Daily Sports compiled Korea’s top actresses and their earnings per episode.
Lee Young Ae & Jun Ji Hyun: 100 million Won per episode ($84,000 USD)
Song Hye Kyo: 60 million Won per episode ($50,000 USD)
Go Hyun Jung, Ha Ji Won & Choi Ji Woo: 50 million Won per episode($42,000 USD)
Kim Tae Hee: 40 million Won per episode ($33,500 USD)
Gong Hyo Jin: 35 million Won per episode ($30,000 USD)
Park Bo Young & Shin Minah: 30 million Won per episode ($25,000 USD)
Park Shin Hye & Moon Chae Won: 25 million Won per episode ($21,000 USD)
Suzy & Yoona: 20 million Won per episode ($17,000 USD)
Check out the netizen reactions below:
[+641, -15] Wow….. What people make by working their asses off is what they make in one episode haha This is why children are wanting to become celebrities and parents are wanting their children to become celebrities…. haha I’m working hard right now because I was born with this face but please let me be born with a pretty face and with talent in the next life.. ha
[+609, -73] So Song Hye Kyo makes 60 million Won per episode which means she makes nearly 1 billion Won for her 16 episode drama series.. But she still wanted to evade taxes? hahaha
[+489, -34] Couple of them don’t deserve to be there. They can’t act nor have a drama series that did well but because of their title as “top star,” they make millions off advertising and people treat them as if they deserve such treatment.