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 Song Seung-heon has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2022 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 21/05/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Song Seung-heon 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 Friday (May 20) that Song is the highest-paid actor in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between April 2021 and April 2022, 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 “Seoul 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 Seung-heon) and a fashion line called “Song Seung-heon Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Seung-heon fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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