The Korean star chart with the highest income in 2021 names the top names of Kbiz such as Jeon Ji Hyun, Kim Soo Hyun, Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, etc. In particular, the rankings of these stars surprised people.
Wearing luxury clothes, buying a house with billions of dollars, the income of Korean stars is always something that people are very interested in. KBS’s Yeonjung Live recently revealed the top 8 highest-earning stars in Kbiz. Although it is only September, it is estimated that this list will not change too much until the end of 2021.
This list surprised the audience when the excellent couple “You Came From The Stars” shared the top 2 positions, surpassing “National MC” Yoo Jae Suk. This shows how successful and rich the movie has helped Jeon Ji Hyun – Kim Soo Hyun. In particular, the most attention was focused on the matchup between the old couple Song Joong Ki – Song Hye Kyo. Once inferior in terms of reputation, but at the present time, Song Joong Ki’s income is ranked 4th, far surpassing his ex-wife, who is only modestly ranked 7th.
1. Jeon Ji Hyun: 17 billion won
Overcoming a series of famous names, Jeon Ji Hyun excellently topped the list of Korea’s highest-earning stars this year with a figure of up to 17 billion won. Although she rarely acts in movies, every time she returns, the audience still goes crazy because of her.
2. Kim Soo Hyun: 13 billion won
With his popularity in the international market, Kim Soo Hyun has always been the male god who owns the highest salary level on the Korean screen. The actor ranked second with an income of 13 billion won this year. Currently, he is the “king of advertising” that is sought after by brands.
3. Yoo Jae Suk: 10 billion won
As a leading Korean comedian, actor, and MC, Yoo Jae Suk made his mark thanks to his participation in famous shows such as ‘X-Man’, ‘Happy Together’, ‘Infinity Challenge’, especially ‘Running Man‘. Over the years, the “grasshopper” Yoo Jae Suk has been increasingly loved by fans, and his popularity is getting higher rapidly. The estimated income of “National MC” in 2021 is 10 billion won, ranked 3rd in the chart.
4. Song Joong Ki: 8 billion won
In fourth place is the male god, ‘Descendants of the Sun’, Song Joong Ki with an income of 8 billion won. The divorce scandal with Song Hye Kyo has greatly affected Song Joong Ki’s career. But after a long time of silence, the actor returned and shined with this year’s ‘Vincenzo’ blockbuster.
5. Lee Seung Gi: 7.7 billion won
The “National son-in-law” Lee Seung Gi is one of the most successful stars in Kbiz, active in many fields from singing, acting to entertainment. So it is not surprising that the actor finished in 5th place with a salary of 7.7 billion won this year.
6. Shin Dong Yup: 5 billion won
Famous comedian and MC of the Korean entertainment industry – Shin Dong Yup ranked 6th with a salary of 5 billion won.
7. Song Hye Kyo: 4 billion won
Popular as she is, Song Hye Kyo still loses to her ex-husband on this list. Despite being inferior to Song Joong Ki, the great beauty ‘Descendants of the Sun’ is still the top female star of showbiz, having a series of successful works, acting in any hot movie. The actress’s income ranked 7th on the list with 4 billion won.
8. Song Hae: 1.4 billion won
The 94-year-old veteran MC Song Hae “closed” the chart with 1.4 billion won.