South Korea began to broadcast television series in the 1960s and now became very famous and well-established industry all over the world with many best actors who perform really well all the time. Here we listed Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actresses 2018. This Korean industry growing up rapidly not just in Korea all over the world as well partially due to distribute of the Korean Wave, with flowing services that offer multiple language subtitles.
Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actresses 2018
10. Park Shin Hye: ($16,700 – Each Episode)
She is the most brilliant actress of today’s generation. She is also a model and singer and had sung some best of the songs. She started her career with the famous drama series”Stairway to Heaven” in the character of young Han- Jung-Suh. Park Shin Hye is acclaimed by critics for her lead roles in the drama series heartstrings, Pinocchio and Doctors to name a few. She charges approx 25 million won to shoot per episode.
9. Park Bo Young: ($25,000 – Each Episode)
She was used to be the highest paid actress amongst others. After her recent comeback, she hiked her rate and is making nearly 32.8 million won to shoot an episode of a drama series. She is known for her roles in hit films like scandal makers, A werewolf boy and many tv series like “Oh My Ghostess”.
8. Shin Min Ah: ($25,000- Each Episode)
This Gumiho actress is definitely on the list of our top most paid actresses as she charges around 33 million won around the same as Park Bo but is more sought out because of her charming looks. Best known for “A love to Kill”,”My Girlfriend is a nine-tailed fox”. She began her career as a model for Kiki “a teen magazine” in 1998, and sung some pop songs as well; she actually made her acting debut in 2001 in a supporting role for a drama series called “Beautiful Days”.
7. Gong Hyo Jin: ($33,400 – Each Episode)
The Korean comedy queen and the most versatile actress is the number 7 in our list. She is known for her comedy roles in Tele series such as “The Greatest Love”, ”Master’s sun”. She made her acting debut in a supporting actress in series called “Memento Mori”. At first, she took her acting casually but after the incredible success of Momento Mori, she took this casual career seriously. She charges nearly $34000 USD for filming one episode. She is versatile enough to adapt to any role let it be action, comedy or drama.
6. Kim Tae Hee: ( $33,400 – Each Episode)
The ravishing actress Kim is known for her Korean dramas like a stairway to heaven Iris, Jang Ok-Jung. At the age of 20, she got her first modeling job with an advertising executive saw her crossing the bypass. She charges nearly 40 million won per episode.
5. Song Hye Kyo: ($41,800 – Each Episode)
Song Hye Kyo is famous for the Chinese television and other Asian countries. She became popular through drama episode like autumn in my heart, Full House, That winter etc. She accepted the lead role in the most recognized drama series of the year 2016 “Descendants of the Sun”. It is said that she charges nearly $42,000 USD per episode of shooting.
4. Choi Ji Woo: ($41,800 – Each Episode)
She is famous for her roles in the melodrama teleservices such as “Straightway to heaven”. She signed a contract recently “Twenty again” which is a highly anticipated drama series for 50 million won per episode. It is apprehended that this series will be her first cable drama in 21 years of time. The producer of the teleservices is ready to pay her this much because of her popularity and image as a youth icon.
3. Ha Ji Won: ($42K – Each Episode)
The queen of prime time as tagged by people is amongst the most versatile and highest paid actress. She had pulled off many television serials and some web series as well and has an international fan following. Her role versatility is liked by her viewers. Whether it is action, comedy or Drama, she had been liked by her viewers in every role. She had many awards for both films and teleserials. She charges around $42K USD per episode.
2. Lee Young Ae: ($83500 – Each Episode)
She is best known for “jewel in the palace” and charges nearly $83500 USD per episode for this highly anticipated dramas. She is expected to make a comeback on TV soon, after her marriage that means her rate is expected to be raised soon. She is blessed with twin children in 2011, though she is away, still, she remains amongst the tops Highest Paid Korean Actresses.
1.Jun Ji-Hyun ($83,900 – Each Episode)
After her first hit” my love from the star” she had become the tops highest paid Korean actresses in Korea. She is best known for her role in the TV series” The Girl in the Comic Series”, ”My Sassy Girl”. She earns a total of $83.9K USD per episode and makes a huge amount to increase her bank balance.