The income battle of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo after the divorce
From movies, real estate to advertising, these 2 famous actor can make a lot of money from any fields. But what is the difference between them?
Before the marriage, Song Hye Kyo – Song Joong Ki themselves were the top actors with the highest paychecks in showbiz. After their marriage, the couple’s assets are up to 100 billion won. However, the Song-Song couple put an end to their marriage after less than 2 years of living together.
After the divorce, the couple who used to make Asia crazy every day now have their own direction and new developments in their careers. Accordingly, the assets of the two also have many differences. If Song Joong Ki is better than his ex-wife in the movie field, Song Hye Kyo shocked the netizens with a huge income from advertising. She is the representative for a series of brands. She can make 500 million wom just by staying at home and posting a few articles. No need to divide the 500 billion fortune, Song-Song is also enough to live well with their huge salary and income. Everybody thinks that the couple’s popularity would decline after their divorce. But it seems that everything is just an incorrect speculation from the audience.
Earning a huge fortune from acting, Song Joong Ki surpassed his ex-wife Song Hye Kyo
According to the list of the top 9 actors with the highest salary in Korea by the Philippines Tatler, Song Joong Ki ranked 7th, 2 places higher than his ex-wife. Most recently, Song Joong Ki re-appeared with great success with the super product ‘Vincenzo‘. According to estimates, the current salary of Song Joong Ki is about 68,000 USD/episode. He is always the top actor with the highest income from the movies, dramas that he participates in. This makes the audience previously skeptical about Song Joong Ki’s career to soberly reconsider the issue.
Song Hye Kyo, although ranked 9th, is no less than her ex-husband too much. As the leading female star of showbiz, with countless successful works in her hand, the film would be the hottest topic if Song Hye Kyo participated in. The great beauty of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ salary is up to $ 56,500/episode. In the near future, Song Hye Kyo will return with “Now We Are Breaking Up”, co-starring with the rising young actor Jang Ki Yong. It is promised that this film will popular because of the actress’s comeback after a long time. Perhaps from then on, Song Hye Kyo’s salary level will also have a big change.
On the real estate field, both Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki are notorious giants. Before the divorce, Song Song used to live in a luxury mansion worth $9 million in Itaewon, South Korea. Currently, each of them has gone their separate ways, both investing in new real estate projects and earning huge amounts of money.
In May 2021, the Korean press reported that Song Hye Kyo had just bought a 5-story building worth 19.5 billion won. This real estate block is located in Hannam-dong – the most upscale area of Seoul, where many A-listers like G-Dragon, Jeon Ji Hyun, BTS… live. Before buying this building, Song Hye Kyo used to own a $7.6 million mansion and bought her mother a $6 million apartment as a gift. The actress used to own a home in the US for $2.8 million but sold it a long time ago.
As for Song Joong Ki, the actor is also a famous real estate giant. Although not as strong as Song Hye Kyo, the real estate blocks invested by Song Joong Ki are also extremely valuable. In January 2017, he purchased a 2-story villa in Itaewon, Seoul, measuring 602 square meters, with an estimated value of about $8.9 million. There were rumors that this is the home of the Song-Song couple, but Osen newspaper denied this information. Thus, it can be seen that this is the private property of Song Joong Ki.
After the divorce, this house was demolished so that the owner could build a new house on the old floor. And yet, Song Joong Ki also owns a luxury apartment for $2.28 million in Hawaii. According to Sports Chosun, the actor bought the apartment in December 2019 with the aim of turning it into a vacation home.
In the field of advertising, Song Hye Kyo is indeed a queen. According to TMI News, in 2019, the estimated cost to pay for Song Hye Kyo to work as an advertising model is 900 million won. According to this number, with 4 commercials Song Hye Kyo filmed, she will receive 3.6 billion won.
Song Hye Kyo has repeatedly proven herself as the queen of advertising. Any product that she promotes will soon be out of stocks. For example, the BB Cream product used by the actress has sold 1 million products. The lipstick she advertised also sold more than 160,000 products in just 1 month.
Seeing the huge influence of Song Hye Kyo, a series of high-end brands have invited the actress to cooperate. According to TMI News, a global fashion brand once analyzed that a promotional post on Song Hye Kyo’s Instagram is worth up to $477,900. MC Jun Hyun Moo had to exclaim Song Hye Kyo’s power and popularity: “If she posts a post in her sleep, it immediately turns into an advertisement worth 500 million won.”.
Song Joong Ki is also a hot star sought by a series of brands. There are not many specific estimates on his current advertising costs. But with his popularity, Song Joong Ki also makes quite a bit.
Since the days of ‘Descendants of the Sun’, Song Joong ki’s popularity has covered all of Asia. At that time, he pocketed about 1 billion won a year in advertising fees in Korea. In China, Song Joong Ki earned even more, within a year, he earned about 3 million dollars.
It can be said that the amount of money Song Hye Kyo earns through 1 post is equal to or 10 times more than Song Joong Ki earns all year in this field.