Yoo Jae Suk recently appeared in KBS‘s Come Back Home where he revealed exactly how much money he used to make back in 1991 when he was just a rookie.


The show revealed a 1991 scene from KBS‘s Rumor Number One where Yoo Jae Suk appeared as a comedian.


And Yoo Jae Suk honestly opened up about just how much money he was making at the time.

At the time, they paid me ₩64,000 KRW (about $56.70 USD) per episode. You had four chances to appear on the show in a month, but it was hard to snag all four. So I got on the show around twice a month, which meant I had to survive on ₩120,000 KRW (about $106 USD) a month.

— Yoo Jae Suk

This insight draws much interest to Yoo Jae Suk’s current earnings.


According to a report from back in 2015, Yoo Jae Suk made around ₩15.0 million KRW (about $13,300 USD) per episode for ground wave shows and around ₩25.0 million KRW (about $22,200 USD) per episode for cable TV.


The informant added that Yoo Jae Suk made up to ₩15.0 million KRW (about $13,300 USD) per Infinite Challenge episode and around 14 million for the rest.

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Yoo Jae Suk’s success has grown even more since then, suggesting that he could be making even more in the present.

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He’s currently the main host for popular variety programs such as tvN‘s You Quiz On The Block, MBC‘s Hangout With Yoo, and many more.