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).