Song Kang-ho Highest-Paid Actor in the World

Song Kang-ho
Song Kang-ho led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid actors” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the actor, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 57-year-old Song Kang-ho has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2024 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 25/05/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Song Kang-ho tops annual list of highest-paid actors

In 2021 it looked like the actor’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (May 24) that Song is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between April 2023 and April 2024, a nearly $40 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 $215 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 Song Burger” chain) in Seoul, a Football Team (the “Gimhae Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondersong - South Korea), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Kang-ho) and a fashion line called “Song Kang-ho Seduction”.

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

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