After four years, So Ji Sub finally returns to the small screen with a new K-drama, Doctor Lawyer.
The 44-year-old star is set to dominate the Hallyu world once again with his interesting character Han Yi Han.
So Ji Sub Plays Surgeon Turned Prosecutor in Doctor Lawyer
In the upcoming MBC series, So Ji Sub's new role plays a highly skilled surgeon who was removed from his service after alleged medical malpractice.
Interestingly, he managed to return to a different field and became a prosecutor that specializes in medical litigation.
As noted by Soompi, the sought-after male lead accepted the role because of its unique storyline, especially how Han Yi Han's 'doctor-turned-lawyer' character was portrayed.
"I chose this project because it is one where I can experience both medical and legal dramas, so I think I'll be able to show various aspects as an actor," he said as obtained by the outlet.
With So Ji Sub's new drama Doctor Lawyer scheduled to hit the small screens on June 3 via MBC, is he still among the highest-paid actors despite his hiatus?
So Ji Sub Net Worth: Is He Still Among the Highest-Paid K-drama Actors?
With his long list of blockbuster K-dramas and films, there is no doubt how this heartthrob earns millions for every K-drama project.
Based on the latest rankings cited by Time Tops, So Ji Sub lands fifth in the top 10 highest paid K-drama actors. He is next to the equally talented Jo In Sung, while the It's Okay to Not Be Okay star Kim Soo Hyun remains unbeatable in the top spot.
Although ranking fifth is definitely a huge achievement, his wealth indeed says a lot.
As united by celebritynetworth.com, So Jin Sub's net worth is estimated at 16 million USD. Most of his earnings came from his career as an actor and endorsements.
He is currently the brand ambassador for brands and companies such as Hillstate Lagoon, The North Face, Giordano, and more.
Where Does So Ji Sub Spend His Millions?
While the sought-after actor rakes millions in every K-drama and movie project, he also knows how to give back to the community. So Ji Sub joins fellow actors who participate in donation drives.
According to Soompi, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 44-year-old star donated 100 million KRW or around 85,700 USD to the international relief and development organization Good Neighbors.
His support will help marginalized communities to have proper food and hygiene products amid the health crisis.
So Ji Sub's donation will also cater to those senior citizens who are living alone in welfare services.
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