Kim Soo Hyun, without a doubt, is one of the most popular and successful K-drama stars in the history of South Korean entertainment. Not only is he known for being one of the highest-paid actors in South Korea, as Soo Hyun also earned prestigious awards such as four Baeksang Arts Awards, two Grand Bell Awards, and one Blue Dragon Film Award.
So, how rich is Kim Soo Hyun? What is the net worth of the It's Okay to Not Be Okay actor? Keep on reading to know more.
Kim Soo Hyun's Net Worth In 2021 Revealed
According to IBT Singapore, Kim Soo Hyun has a net worth of $110 million this year. The 33-year-old K-drama superstar earned most of his wealth from his unbelievably high salary as an actor.
Kim Soo Hyun reportedly received a considerable amount of money for his imminent new drama called One Ordinary Day. The news outlet also claimed that Soo Hyun earned 500 million won per episode of his imminent K-drama titled That Night.
In 2020, Kim Soo Hyun allegedly received 200 million won per episode of the hit Netflix series called It's Okay To Not Be Okay. This made Soo Hyun one of the highest-paid South Korean actors at the present time.
For starters, Kim Soo Hyun made his television debut in 2007 through the family sitcom titled Kimchi Cheese Smile. After that, he landed several other roles in K-dramas Dream High in 2011, Moon Embracing the Sun in 2012, My Love From The Star in 2013, and The Producers in 2015, which helped him get three Daesang (Grand Prize).
Kim Soo Hyun took a temporary hiatus from showbiz in 2017 when he enlisted to complete his mandatory military service. He then made his official television comeback in 2020 through the romance drama titled It's Okay To Not Be Okay. In 2021, Soo Hyun is expected to appear in an upcoming television drama called One Ordinary Day.
Aside from acting, Kim Soo Hyun also garnered a significant amount of money from his endorsements. The K-drama actor, reportedly, earned a whopping 600 million won from his endorsements deals alone in 2013 and 2014.
Kim Soo Hyun was even included on the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list from 2013 until 2016. Following the undeniable success of My Love From The Stars, Soo Hyun has started getting 800 million won yearly.
With his current net worth, Kim So Hyun ($117 million) is considered the richest South Korean actor in 2021. So Ji Sub ($41 million), Lee Jong Suk ($32 million), Lee Min Ho ($26 million), and Song Joong Ki ($24 million) followed in second, third, fourth, and fifth places. Hyun Bin, Park Seo Joon, Lee Seung Gi, and Gong Yoo completed the Top 9 list.
Kim Soo Hyun is also richer than Start-Up stars Nam Joo Hyun and Kim Seon Ho, who both have 5 million net worth, and Nevertheless actor Song Kang, who has an estimated net worth of $2 million in 2021.
Kim Soo Hyun's It's Okay To Not Be Okay Nominated At 49th International Emmy Awards
Meanwhile, AllKpop reported that It's Okay To Not Be Okay had been nominated at the 49th International Emmy Awards in the Best TV Movie or Mini-Series category. The popular K-drama series starred Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji.
On Sept. 28, Studio Dragon announced that It's Okay To Not Be Okay received a nod from the prestigious award-giving body. Aside from the Kim Soo Hyun-led drama, other shows nominated in the said category include Atlantic Crossing, Des, and Todas As Mulheres do Mundo.
Winners of the 49th International Emmy Awards will be announced on Nov. 22. Meanwhile, Studio Dragon's So Jae Hyun, who was in charge of planning and producing the popular It's Okay To Not Be Okay series said:
"It was a perfect 3-beat work with excellent production, beautiful directing, and the actors' [great] performances. It is a project that continues to remain deeply inside all of the staff members' hearts. I hope [our nomination] will lead to the honor of winning the award."
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