Kwon Sang-woo Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Kwon Sang-woo
Kwon Sang-woo led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Saturday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old Kwon Sang-woo has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2021 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 19/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Kwon Sang-woo tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2019 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (September 18) that Kwon is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between August 2020 and August 2021, a nearly $60 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The Korean actor has an estimated net worth of $275 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Kwon Burger” chain) in Seoul, a Football Team (the “Daejeon Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderkwon - South Korea), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Sang-woo) and a fashion line called “Kwon Sang-woo Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Sang-woo fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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