Kim Soo Hyun is the fourth richest celebrity in South Korea with earnings amounting to $18 million in just two months. The 26-year-old actor is widely popular in Asia, particularly in China where he filmed several commercials endorsing various products.
Soo Hyun starred in the hit TV series My Love From The Stars, and since then he has become one of the hottest names in the acting industry in Asia, with various products used or worn by him selling out across China and Korea.
According to Forbes Korea's Top 10 Celebs, Kim Soo Hyun ranks fourth among other artists like Super Junior (10th), Kim Yu-Na (9th), IU (8th), Song Joong-Ki (7th), Park Tae Hwan (6th), Big Bang (5th), Son Yeon-Jae (3rd), Girls' Generation (2nd), and Psy in top spot.
Soo Hyun's recent commercial projects in China earned him an average of $720,000 to $1.87 million per project, Pop Dust reports. He is also the new face of international brands such as Häagen Dazs, Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Samsung, and The Face Shop.
Soo Hyun's hit soap opera, You Who Came From The Stars, eveb benefited many of the products that were used during the productionof the show.
The TV show has been massively popular across Asia, and especially China, and is also in the works to be reproduced as a two-hour movie which will initially be shown in China. The actor has just concluded his 2014 Kim Soo Hyun Asia Tour: 1st Memories on April 2013 where he visited fans from Taiwan, China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Watch Kim Soo Hyun's commercial for Tous le Jours, Samsonite, and Lemona.