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Kim Eun Sook Net Worth: How Much Does The Glory Writer Earn Per Episode?

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While some of the hit K-dramas in 2022 are based on webtoons and novels, The Glory is just one of the few which is an original series and was written by the renowned South Korean screenwriter Kim Eun Sook.

The Song Hye Kyo-led K-drama started 2023 with a bang as viewers were deeply drawn to the powerful storyline, amazing cast lineup, and the Hallyu queen’s spectacular acting.

Prior to the series’ premiere, The Glory gained attention after it was confirmed that Song Hye Kyo will lead the drama with speculations that the actress will once again receive criticisms regarding her acting.

However, the 41-year-old star proved them wrong by delivering a remarkable performance as a revenge-driven Moon Dong Eun.

Thanks to the amazing people behind the series, especially the show’s writer Kim Eun Sook, viewers are raving about how The Glory deserves major awards at prestigious ceremonies.

Kim Eun Sook Dramas

Besides The Glory, the award-winning writer has created several hit Kdramas.

Interestingly, Kim Eun Sook and Song Hye Kyo have previously worked in Descendants of the Sun where the Hallyu queen plays the lead along with her then-husband, Song Joong Ki.

However, it was the mega-hit K-drama Lovers in Paris that the female writer gained the public’s attention.

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The 2004 romance series featured the complicated relationships of Kim Jung Eun, Park Shin Yang, and Lee Dong Gun.

It was then followed by a rom-com Lovers in Prague starring Jeon Do Yeon.

From the classics like Secret Garden and The Heirs, Kim Eun Sook is also known for creating Goblin, Mr. Sunshine, and the upcoming part 2 of The Glory.

Kim Eun Sook Net Worth

With her status and achievements in the industry, there's no wonder if Kim Eun Sook’s net worth is around millions, especially now that she reportedly rakes tons in every episode.

In a report cited by AllKpop, an online community post cited that the screenwriter gets paid more than 100 million KRW or 81,000 USD per episode manuscript.

While her initial salary as a writer in 2016 was around 30 million won or 26,000 USD per episode for her current work Descendants of the Sun.

It is safe to say that Kim Eun Sook earned around 129,600 USD for the 16-part episode of The Glory.

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