The Minjoo Party of Korea and the National Tax Service have released the average income information for the entertainment industry and the results are shocking!
In Korea, the top 1% of actors earned an average of $177 million USD last year.
By contrast, the bottom 90% of actors earned an average of $5,500 USD for the year. (that’s only $460 per month!)
This means that the top grossing actors earned over 324 times the least well off!
The wage gap between top singers and models and their less well-known counterparts was almost equally enormous.
The top 1% of singers took home an average of $37 million USD for the year, while the bottom 90% earned only $7,700 USD.
Finally, Korea’s top models made, on average, $4.7 million USD as compared to the paltry $2,400 USD per year earned by the bottom 90% of models.