With an increase in demand of high-quality k-drama at domestic as well as international levels, k-actors get more projects to work on and thus, are more paid for their top-notch performance.
Along with Hyun Bin (from Crash Landing On You ), So Ji Sub (from My Secret Service), Song Joong Ki( from Vincenzo), and many other talented actors, Kim Soo Hyun is one the most paid Korean actor 2020 whose estimated earning is around 86,000 USD per episode and has net worth about 178million USD.
Thanks to Kim Soo Hyun’s mother for encouraging him to take up acting classes to overcome his shyness as for his personality, who would have known he would become one of the most successful and popular actors in demand. Kim Soo Hyun, age 33 years, is a humble and dedicated actor who started off his career at 2007 with few theatrical dramas as beginning and made a debut on the small screen with his first television sitcom show, Kimchi Cheese Smile, and the following year he starred for a lead role in the drama Jungle Fish.
However, he began to rose to fame in 2011 for his musical drama, Dream high. It gains him popularity at national and international levels. Dream High not only showcased his performance but also how dedicated and hardworking he is. He took lessons on music and dance to perfect the required scenes of the drama.
His fame reached new heights when he starred as King Leewon in the drama Moon Embracing The sun, giving him chances to endorse for several products at a time. By starring on his big-screen debut film, The Thieves he continued ruling the hearts of his viewers.
Coming back from military services in 2019 and making cameo appearances on series Hotel Del Luna and Crash landing On You he starred in his hit series It’s Okay To Not Be Okay making him the richest actor in 2020.
Apart from acting Kim Soo Hyun has also been the brand ambassador of various brands and as a Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul city. Recently Kim has been announced to be the new brand ambassador of the clothing brand TOMMY HILFIGER and is also been confirmed to actively participate in the global campaign Pass The Mic. Kim Soo Hyun was also awarded national awards such as Baeksang Art Awards, Grand Bell Awards, Blue Dragon Film Award for his outstanding performances. Recently Kim was featured in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list.
Along with his fans, Kim Soo Hyun has been donating about 20 tons of rice each year. He had participated and donated to various charity events to raise awareness and help those in need. He has donated about 85,000 USD to low-income families who are financially suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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