Find How Much Girls’ Generation Member YoonA Earns From Her Chinese Drama ‘God of War Zhao Yun’

Kyung Ho Kim, April 20, 2016, 9:21 a.m.


Girls Generation member YoonA is experiencing an explosion of popularity in China.  The starlet has been cast in the Chinese drama God of War Zhao Yun.  Her recent role has catapulted her popularity in China.  She recently beat out Korean actor Song Joong Ki as the ‘Most Favored Celebrity' in China. 

According to reports, YoonA receives as much as a total of 3 billion KRW (~$2,660,310) for her Chinese drama! Chinese drama associates stated,"YoonA is worth about 3 billion won per drama. It can vary depending on the production, but it was reported that recently a total of 3 billion won was requested. It is a big number, but it is a reasonable with her being in Girls' Generation, and having various drama experiences in Korea." 

Some have voiced, "Isn't that too excessive?", but drama associates replied, "It is completely reasonable for YoonA," and added, "Now China doesn't simply consider only the popularity of the Korean celebrity. The star's personality, private life, and professionalism is all taken into account, and with that in consideration, YoonA's worth has to be high." 

The viewership rating of 'God of War Zhao Yun' has also set records from the first episode, reaching 1.73%. In China, dramas that reach 1% viewership rating are considered immensely popular and successful.

Im Yoona is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and has participated in various television dramas such as You Are My Destiny (2008), Cinderella Man (2009), Love Rain (2012) and Prime Minister and I (2013).

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