[31/07] Kim Hyun Joong's endorsing value has doubled

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Please note that currency mentioned is in Renminbi.

Credits to 信息时报 + CRIOnline + (English translation) tear@SgTriples

After Bae Yong Joon took in Kim Hyun Joong under his company, he straight away lay a path for him into the Japan market and also endorse in a Korean cosmetic brand. Kim Hyun Joong's endorsing earnings have raised from 228 million (RMB) to 468 Million. Including the Japan fan meeting, photobook payout, in total an amount of 1430 million dollars. Bae yong joon has found himself a money tree such that he probably can retire at home.

Kim Hyun Joong is the leader of idol band SS501 and have entered Key east in June. Bae Yong Joon has done a great job in the Japan market with each year earning about 2000 million dollars. He sees much development in Kim Hyun Joong and let Kim Hyun Joong followed his model and arranged a few fanmeeting in Japan and also release photobooks, which estimated could bring in about 1430 million dollars at the end of the year.

Kim Hyun Joong who was popular in BOF have earlier accepted a new drama project " Playful Kiss" and takes the role of the cool "zhi shu", acting along with newbie Jung So Min. His handsome look in school uniform received much positive praises by netizens however Jung So Min 's look received much criticism with many female fans saying "她凭什么?" (*sort of mean on wad basis does she have to be the main actress).

14 Jul: Playful Kiss drama, payout: yet to release
10 Aug: Release of photobook in Japan, payout : 270 per book, abt 137 million
18 Aug: Osaka BOF fanmeet, payout:242 million
21 Aug: Tokyo BOF fanmeet, payout: 401 Million
11 Oct: Tokyo JCB stadium fanmeet, payout: 196 Million
29 Oct: Release of DVD photobook in Japan, payout: 900 per book, about 454 million

Total 1430 million


  1. I don't think that is in RMB. It should be Korean won. Which is equals to US $1.2M. That is not too much and the news is exaggerated any way.