Lee Min Ho Was Paid An Insane Amount Of Money To Attend An Event In Hong Kong
Lee Min Ho is one of the most sought-after drama actors and endorser in South Korea. After appearing in successful dramas such as "Boys Over Flowers," The Heirs" and "Legend of the Blue Sea," the 30-year-old has become one of the most popular celebrities from Asia.
No wonder that his fee has skyrocketed over the years. A new report claims that Lee was paid millions of dollars simply to attend an event in Hong Kong. The organizers even went over and beyond to accommodate his whims even if the actor initially refused because of his busy schedule.
New Straits Times revealed that the unnamed organizer offered the actor KRW900 million or around US$800 thousand/RM3.3 million to grace an event in Hong Kong. When Lee said he could not make it due to a scheduling conflict, the organizer arranged a private jet to fly him from Seoul into the location in Hong Kong.
The actor did, eventually, grace the event and all the organizer's effort was worth it. The publication pointed out that the event was able to collect RM36 million or US$5.5 million/KRW6 billion because of the actor's presence.
However, a representative from MYM Entertainment argued that Lee does not decide whether he wants to make an appearance at an event or not based on money alone. He and his agency also have not set a specific amount to be paid if an event organizer wants the "The Legend of the Blue Sea" actor to appear.
"There's no specific fee for him to attend any events and we have never ever made a decision based on the fee offered," the management company said. "However, the amount offered by this organizer had really taken us way beyond our imagination."
The "Boys Over Flowers" star enlisted in the military earlier this year and will not be dismissed until 2019. In an earlier interview with Star Magazine (via Soompi), the actor promised his fans that he will venture into a new project once he completes his duty to his country.
"I feel all the fans' sadness and their support," the "The Heirs" star stated. "I'd like to come back healthy and heal them again with a great project."