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Melting Hearts While Making It Rain, The Wealthiest Korean Actors Of 2022

by Victoria Marian Belmis / May 05, 2022 11:01 AM EDT
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The Korean film and drama industry is a gold mine. Both in quality media and talented actors and actresses. Due to this, fans of the genre number in the millions. Thus, it surprises no one that the K-Drama and K-Movie industry is raking in millions of US dollars and Korean won. 

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Notably, among the people who benefit the most from the heavy flow of cash are the actors and actresses. The performers pour their hearts and souls into a role and in turn are rewarded with love, support, and of course a large paycheck.

Previously, we discussed which Korean actresses were the highest-paid this year. In this article, we ranked the Korean actors who have the largest net worths in 2022. Did your favorite Oppa make the top 10? Find out below.

#10 Jo In Sung - with a net worth of $12M (15,104,700,000 KRW)


Starting off the list is superstar Jo In Sung. Known for his roles in the K-Dramas "What Happened in Bali," "Spring Day" and "It's Okay, That's Love," he places 10th on this ranking. In Sung is also known for starring in the movies "The Classic," "A Dirty Carnival," "A Frozen Flower," "The King," and "Escape from Mogadishu."

#9 Gong Yoo - with a net worth of $14M (17,622,150,000 KRW)


In 9th place is "Train To Busan" star Gong Yoo. The actor became popular for acting in the K-Drama "Coffee Prince" and the movie "Silenced" in 2007 and 2011, respectively. At present, Gong Yoo is one of the most respected actors in South Korea.

#8 Lee Seung Gi - with a net worth of $16M (20,139,600,000 KRW)


Lee Seung Gi, also known as "Nation's Umchina" and the "Nation's Little Brother," is not just an actor, but is also a talented host, and singer. "Because You're My Woman", "Will You Marry Me", and "Return" are some of the superstar's hit songs to name a few.

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#7 Park Seo Joon - with a net worth of $21M (26,433,225,000 KRW)


Park Seo Joon sits in 7th place on this list. The actor is known for his role in the hit K-Drama "Fight For My Way" among others. Seo Joon was able to take home the Best New Actor award at the Grand Bell Awards alongside the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.

#6 Hyun Bin - with a net worth of $21M (26,433,225,000 KRW)


Hyun Bin rose to popularity for his role in the K-Drama "My Name is Kim Sam-soon" (2005). Following this, Hyun Bin did not look back as he then starred in "Secret Garden," "Memories of the Alhambra," and the immensely popular "Crash Landing on You."

#5 Song Joong Ki - with a net worth of $24M (30,209,400,000 KRW)


Song Joong Ki debuted in the entertainment with the film "A Frozen Flower" in 2008. But it was in the 2010 K-Drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" that he rose to prominence. Since then, SJK has had box office hit after box office hit.

#4 Lee Min Ho - with a net worth of $26M (32,726,850,000 KRW)


Lee Min Ho is one of South Korea's most talented and popular actors. Portraying the character of Gu Jun Pyo in "Boys Over Flowers," Lee Min Ho comfortably sits in 4th place. The actor was able to take home the Best New Actor award for "Boys Over Flowers" at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards.

#3 Lee Jong Suk - with a net worth of $32M (40,279,200,000 KRW)


Lee Jong Suk started his modeling career at 17 and he quickly became famous in the world of fashion. But the star gained popularity for his role in the hit 2014 film "Hot Young Bloods." Lee Jong Suk places third on this list.

#2 So Ji Sub - with a net worth of $41M (51,607,725,000 KRW)


So Ji Sub is not just an actor, but also a rapper who started his career as a model. The star went on to jumpstart his career with his performances as the lead actor hits such as "I am sorry I Love You", "Cain and Abel", and "Oh My Venus."

#1 Kim Soo Hyun - with a net worth of $117M (147,270,825,000 KRW)


Taking home the top spot is none other than Kim Soo Hyun himself. The actor starred in the films "My Love From The Stars" and "It's Okay To Not Be Okay" among others and is now among the wealthiest and most talented celebrities not just in the peninsula, but in the world as well.

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