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Jang Keun Suk, Kara, Girls’ Generation and TVXQ Make Bank in Japan

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2012.01.13 10:21 Mwave Lee, KyungNam

A Japanese magazine revealed a list of the most highly paid celebrities for commercials, and some familiar names made it into the higher ranks.

According to the weekly women’s magazine Josei Jisin, Jang Keun Suk was the fourth most highly paid male star for modeling. At his highest, he used to be paid 120 million yen (Approx. 1.56 million USD, 1.8 billion won), but he soon lowered his fee to about 80 million yen (Approx. 1 million USD, 1.1 billion won).

Josei Jisin reported that “because Jang Keun Suk became too expensive, many companies started to pull out their contracts, but Jang lowered his prices, and managed to sign contracts with four companies.”

Jang Keun Suk, Kara, Girls’ Generation and TVXQ Make Bank in Japan

The top spot for female modeling fees went to Japan’s beloved idol group AKB48. AKB48, which is rewriting J-Pop history by releasing million-seller albums and singles, was priced at about 50 million yen (Approx. 651,000 USD, 750 million won).

But the Korean stars didn′t fall too far behind - Kara was revealed to be of top star status in Japan by ranking third at around 40-50 million yen. According to the article, Kara is the most highly priced Korean idol singer, and is considered well worth the price.

Girls’ Generation, tied with several other female stars at no. 12, was priced at 30 million yen, while TVXQ came in seventh on the male star list at 40 million yen.

Jang Keun Suk, Kara, Girls’ Generation and TVXQ Make Bank in Japan

Photo credit: Advert posters, Josei Jisin

1.25.12: This article has been corrected to reflect a mistake on the numbers for AKB48, Kara, Girls′ Generation and Jang Keun Suk′s earnings.

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