Hallyu queens, including Jun Ji Hyun, Song Hye Kyo and Lee Young Ae, had comeback Kdramas in 2021, giving fans reason to binge-watch these shows.
From rom-com, thriller and suspense, viewers witness how these top-notch stars showed off their remarkable talent.
As for Jun Ji Hyun, the 40-year-old beauty headlined the star-studded cast of Jirisan, where she played the role of lead park ranger, Seo Yi Kang.
Joining her is the Kingdom star Joo Ji Hyun who took on the role of a rookie park ranger Kang Hyun Jo.
Apart from the lead stars, veteran actor Sung Dong Il and award-winning actor Oh Jung Se took on the characters Chief park ranger Jo Dae In and the charismatic Jung Goo Young.
Interestingly, she also starred in the Kingdom spin-off, which focuses on her mysterious character.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North highlights the beginning of the plague that brought chaos and destroyed the whole Joseon.
With multiple projects in 2022, it is safe to say that Jun Ji Hyun's net worth increased compared to the previous year.
Jun Ji Hyun Net Worth 2022: How Rich is the Hallyu Star?
With over a decade-long career, the South Korean star solidified her career as an actress, landing a slew of remarkable Kdramas and bagging prestigious recognitions.
Jun Ji Hyun, also known by her English name as Gianna Jun, has made millions through her 34-years in the entertainment industry.
According to whatsthenetworth, Jun Ji Hyun's net worth is estimated at 6 million USD, where the majority of her earnings came from her acting career, endorsement and a few investments.
Meanwhile, Tatler Asia noted that her advertisement deal annually costs billions of won, a few of which is being the muse of Alexander McQueen and Fila.
Is Jun Ji Hyun the Highest-Paid Kdrama Actress?
In the latest report by South China Morning Post, Jun Ji Hyun is among the 7 highest paid Kdrama stars.
For The Legend of the Blue Sea star, she reportedly earned 200 million won or around 170,000 USD per episode; this leaves Jun Ji Hyun with a whopping 2.7 million paycheque for her 16 episodes Kdrama Jirisan.
However, as for the highest-paid Kdrama actress, the 40-year-old star and Song Hye Kyo landed on the top spot with the same figures per episode for her series Now, We Are Breaking Up.
The duo was followed by Lee Young Ae, who appeared in the recent Kdrama Inspector Koo, with US$2 million for the 12-episode series.
Interestingly, ranking as the highest-paid Kdrama star is none other than the It's Okay to Not Be Okay actor Kim Soo Hyun with a US$2 million paycheque for the 12-episode series.
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