4. Kim Soo-Hyun
Due to his popularity, he established a new record for product endorsements by concurrently representing 17 brands. In addition, he received the award for Best Actor (TV) at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards. Kim claimed victory against heavyweight veterans Han Suk-kyu, Shin Ha-kyun, and Cha Seung-won “I am glad for this moment, but also embarrassed by it. It is similar like receiving a lot of homework. To continue being deserving of this prize, I’ll strive to improve my acting skills “.
Kim made his big-screen debut in The Thieves, which was billed as the Korean counterpart of Ocean’s Eleven by the press. With over 12.9 million tickets sold, the picture became the second highest-grossing film in the history of Korean cinema.
He has signed on for new companies as an ambassador already this year, this man’s brand influence is definitely still strong, it’s why he ranks 3rd on this list.