Article: Top 10 Highest-Paid Korean Celebrities And Their Best Works So Far

In recent years, we have seen a surge in Korean movies and dramas worldwide. Korean dramas and films have received global attention, and every day, the viewers are growing across the globe. Now that Korean films and dramas are readily available on specific platforms like Netflix, more people are watching Korean dramas and movies at their leisure, exploring genres and whatever piques their interest. Korean celebrities have gained intense fame nationally and internationally for their outstanding performances in various films and K-dramas. Some of the richest stars in Korea are ruling the hearts of millions. Unfortunately, we can't fit them all into this list, so we have listed below the top 10 highest-paid celebrities who own the Korean cinema.

1. Kim Soo-Hyun 

Kim Soo-Hyun is one of the most successful Korean actors. His fans can't stop gushing over his charming looks and enticing personality. He has given several praiseworthy performances that have gained him immense popularity across the globe. His best-known work is 'It's Okay Not to Be Okay.' This drama gained immense popularity worldwide. He is undoubtedly the highest-paid actor in the Korean entertainment industry and deserves to be at the top of the list.

2. Lee Jung Jae 

Lee Jung Jae is another actor who has gained tremendous fame since his debut. But he instantly rose to international fame for his infallible performance in the super hit Korean show 'Squid Game.' He was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for the same. Looking at his achievements as an actor, it would be unjust not to include him on the list of highest-paid actors in Korea.

3. Song Hye-Kyo

Song Hye-Kyo is an exceptional Korean actress. She has mesmerized audiences worldwide, not just with her timeless beauty but with her acting prowess as well. She is a master of her craft and takes her work seriously. One of her best K-dramas is 'Glory.' Furthermore, she has become a global phenomenon and is one of the highest-paid celebrities in Korea.

4. Jun Ji-Hyun 

Jun Ji-Hyun is a sensational actress. Her global breakthrough is the drama 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North.' Her fans are aware of her versatility and admire her for that. She has given exceptional performances since her debut as an actress. Her fans rejoiced in her quirky and eccentric character in the romantic-comedy movie 'My Sassy Girl.' With this movie, she became one of the most loved stars in Korea. She is a brand ambassador for several multinational fashion brands and is doing great in that as well. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that she is among the highest-paid Korean celebrities.

5. Lee Min-Ho

Lee Min-Ho is one of the renowned names in Korea. He rose to notoriety from the most celebrated K-drama 'Boys Over Flowers,' in which he played the role of a wealthy and self-absorbed guy. He is a stealer of the hearts and a charmer, who charms with his handsomeness and great acting . He is the heartthrob of Korean cinema. His other famous works are 'Legend of the Blue Sea,' 'The Heir,' and 'Hunter.' Undoubtedly, he is among the highest-paid Korean celebrities.

6. Song Joong Ki 

Song Joong Ki is among the most beloved and richest stars in Korea. He is known for playing diverse roles effortlessly. One of his promising performances was in the drama 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal.' Among his other popular movies and K-dramas, his performance in 'Vincenzo' was phenomenal. He is one of the influential actors and has a global fan following.

7. Moon Chae Won 

Moon Chae Won is another prolific actress. She gained popularity after her praiseworthy performance in the drama 'The Innocent Man.' She has given many memorable performances. She is thriving and one of the highest-paid actresses in Korea. Her other major works are 'The Princess' Man,' 'Painter of the Wind' and 'Good Doctor.'

8. Park Shin Hye 

Park Shin Hye is one of the most prominent names in South Korea and has been ruling the hearts of millions since her debut. Her first-ever drama was 'Stairway to Heaven,' which made her the most sought-after actress in Korea. Her other major works are 'The Heirs,' 'Pinocchio' and 'Doctors.' Furthermore, she is one of the highest-paid celebrities in Korea, and deserves to be on the list.

9. Ji Chang Wook

Ji Chang Wook is an outstanding actor and a heartthrob of Korean cinema. He is extraordinary as an actor and has given brilliant performances over the years. His major works are 'Healer,' 'Empress Ki' and 'Warrior Baek Dong-soo.' He never fails to mesmerize audiences with his stunning visuals, and his effortless way of acting. He is a charismatic performer and is one of the most successful and highest-paid celebrities in Korea.

10. Lee Young-ae 

Lee Young-ae is an exceptional Korean actress. Her fans are no strangers to her acting prowess and her unforgettable performances throughout her acting career. She is one of the highest-paid celebrities in Korea. She rose to fame with her drama 'Dae Jang Geum.' Her journey of success and stardom in the Korean film industry is unprecedented.