Kim Soo Hyun Net Worth 2022: Is The It's Okay to Not Be Okay Star Still The Highest-Paid K-drama Actor?

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With his several notable K-dramas and accolades of achievements, there's no doubt why Kim Soo Hyun is the highest-paid South Korean star but does he still hold the same title?

Debuting in 2007, the rookie actor made his first-ever TV appearance after landing a supporting role in the family sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile.

Due to his charisma and talent, he scored a big break in the industry after joining the main cast for the 2011 teen drama Dream High, where he bagged his first award after winning Best New Actor in KBS Drama Awards.

Kim Soo Hyun starred alongside Bae Suzy, 2 PM's Wooyoung and Taecyeon, IU and Ham Eun Jung.

Froom rookie actor to rising star, he managed to solidify his acting career and continue to headline several remarkable K-dramas. To name a few, he appeared as the male lead in Moon Embracing the Sun with Ha Ga In .

Interestingly, Kim Soo Hyun won another award, but this time it's from one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in South Korea. He took home the Best Actor trophy at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards for his role as Do Min Joon in the rom-com series My Love from the Star opposite Hallyu actress Jun Ji Hyun.

From one hit series to another, this made Kim Soo Yoon one of the most sought-after leading men in showbiz, together with the equally talented Hyun Bin, Song Joong Ki, Lee Jong Sook and more.

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Kim Soo Hyun Net Worth 2022: How Rich is the It's Okay to Not be Okay Star?

In 2021, Kim Soo Hyun's net worth sat at 110 million USD, as cited by IBT Singapore.

At the time, he was reaping the success of the mega-hit K-drama It's Okay to Not be Okay and made a comeback for the series One Ordinary Day with Cha Seung Won.

A year later, it seemed like Kim So Hyun's net worth showed a significant increase.

According to What's the Net Worth, The Producer actor has now amassed 117 million USD. Most of his earnings are from his K-drama and movie projects as well as his endorsement.

Although he doesn't have an upcoming project lineup yet, he is earning a big chunk of money from advertisements, making him the reigning "King of Commercials."

Kim Soo Hyun's endorsements include being the brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, nutritional supplement Nutine, beauty brands COSRX, The Face Shop and more.

Is Kim Soo Hyun the Highest Paid Actor?

In 2020, Kim Soo Hyun topped South Korea's highest-paid TV actors, reportedly earning 165,000 USD per episode. At the time, he managed to beat A-listers Hyun Bin at second with 84,000 USD per episode and award-winning actor So Ji Sub, ranking third with 67,000 USD per episode.

The following year, the 34-year-old heartthrob once again dominated the rankings for K-drama's highest-paid celebrities in 2021.

Kim Soo Hyun topped with 500 million won or 423,000 USD per episode and reportedly took home a whopping 3.4 million USD for the whole season of the thriller mystery series One Ordinary Day.

Now, It's Okay to Not Be Okay star still holds the title as highest-paid K-drama actor in 2022 with raking around 572,000 USD per episode.

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