ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo Ranked As The Celebrity With The Highest Paying Second Job, See Who Else Made The List
ASTRO‘s Cha Eun Woo was ranked as the celebrity with the highest-earning “second job.”
The idol was featured on Mnet‘s TMI News Show, where he ranked first in a list of celebrities with successful “second jobs,” with his being an actor.
According to the show, the idol has established himself as a successful actor with the success of My ID Is Gangnam Beauty.
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Cha Eun Woo has since swept sponsorships and commercial contracts, even landing a coveted ambassadorship with design house Burberry.
According to the show, the actor has already earned an estimated ₩6.00 billion KRW (about $4.81 million USD) as an actor. It is also reported that the actor bought a luxurious penthouse in the ritzy neighborhood of Chungdam-Dong in Gangnam, Seoul.
Also on the list in fifth place was IU, who makes an estimated ₩1.80 billion KRW (about $1.44 million USD) from her YouTube channel.
Fourth place was awarded to Son Suk Ku (also known as Son Seok Koo). The actor is known to be a major shareholder in a manufacturing company. The company is reported to make ₩2.60 billion KRW (about $2.08 million USD) annually.
In third place was star chef Baek Jong Won. The chef is stated to make ₩10.0 million KRW (about $8,020 USD) per television appearance. The chef’s 5.3 million YouTube subscribers are estimated to bring the chef ₩520 million KRW (about $417,000 USD) monthly, and the show reports the chef makes ₩300 million KRW (about $240,000 USD) per endorsement.
Just behind Cha Eun Woo is song producer Don Spike. The producer opened a successful barbeque franchise that sees monthly sales upwards of ₩4.30 billion KRW (about $3.45 million USD).