5 Highest Paid Korean Commercial Stars: BTS, Kim Soo Hyun and More

Korean Commercial Stars
Korean Commercial Stars
Credit: Mnet

Mnet TMI NEWS has unveiled the Korean celebrities who have made the most impressive living off starring in commercials.

At No. 13 is Lee Gwang Su. He is said to have made approximately $2.4 million a year from starring in commercials alone.

Next up is Song Hye Kyo at No. 12, earning approximately $3.2 million. Following in at No. 11 is Lim Young Woong making $3.6 million. And Jo Jung Suk comes in No. 10 with worth over $5.1 million while Jung Hae In lands at No. 9, earning around $5.2 million. Hyeri and Park Seo Joon are at No.7 and No. 8, making $5.6 and $6.6 million each. Park Bo Gum ranks at No. 6, taking $ 8.5 million home, and Son Heung Min comes in at No.5 with $15.2 million. And Gong Yoo takes the 4th spot with a worth of $16.8 million.

At No. 3 is Jun Ji Hyun. After starring in My Love from the Star, her advertisement model fees are said to be about 870K per commercial. Back then, she had signed 25 commercials in total and made total advertising revenue of approximately $17.4 million.

Kim Soo Hyun took second place, making about $26.4 million. Since the release of My Love from the Star, his advertising revenue peaked at over $26.4 million a year.

BTS dominated the chart taking the No.1 spot, earning about $54.2 million a year. BTS’ advertisement model fees are said to be about $4.6 million on a one-year contract basis. Plus, they are said to have earned about $8.7 million from their work with McDonald’s.



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