"Gangnam Blues" star Lee Min Ho and "Dream High" actor Kim Soo Hyun are among the top ten highest paid actors in South Korea this year.
The report, published on Korean media outlet Ilgan Sports, focuses on the per-episode earnings of the celebrities. The figures are compiled after consulting experts from the entertainment industry, including management staff members, drama production companies and broadcasting company producers, among others.
"Secret Garden" star Hyun Bin and "Dream High" actor Soo Hyun topped the list with an earning of $83,900 (100 million Korean Won) per episode. While Soo Hyun received his highest earning for the sci-fi drama "My Love From the Star", Hyun Bin got it for his comeback project "Hyde, Jekyll, Me".
At second position are "Phantom" actor So Ji Sub and "That Winter the Wind Blows" star Jo In Sung. The actors received $67,100 (80 million Korean Won) per episode.
The third position has been shared by "The Heirs" star Min Ho, "Antique" actor Yoo Ah In and "Strong Heart" fame Lee Seung Gi. They received $58,700 (70 million Korean Won) per episode.
"Sungkyunkwan Scandal" fame Song Joong Ki and "Pinocchio" star Lee Jong-Suk are listed in the fourth position with an earning of $50,300 (60 million Korean Won), while "Dong-hae" actor Ji Chang Wook, "Kim Takgu" fame Joo Won and "Vampire Idol" star Kim Woo Bin have been ranked fifth in the list.
Other celebrities in the list of highest paid South Korean actors 2015 include Park Hyung Sik, Lee Joon and Yook Sungjae, according to Soompi.