Squid Game: After Netflix Success, What Is HoYeon Jung’s Net Worth ?

HoYeon Jung’s acting and fame exploded following she made her first appearance on the Netlfix’s Squid Game. HoYeon Jung’s acting career and popularity exploded after her debut on the show South Korean model captivated audiences by playing Kang Sae’s Byeok AKA Player 067. As a debt-ridden pickpocket on the show, HoYeon is making some significant cash due to the Squid Game success. What is HoYeon’s net worth?


HoYeon Jung in Netflix “Squid Game” as Kang Sae-Byeok in a black blouse, leaning against the wall

What was the amount HoYeon Jung get paid for her part in ‘Squid Game”?

With over 10 years of modeling under her belts, She made the decision to leave her comfort zone to turn into an actor. HoYeon signed an agreement with Saram Entertainment to become an actor in 2020. HoYeon’s first acting gig was as North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok in the hugely popular Netflix show Squid Game. Nobody anticipated Squid Game to become the most-streamed Netflix show in the network’s time, with more than 11 million viewers worldwide.

As per Today Online, the nine-episode series cost an astounding $20 billion won ($16,909,172) for production. So how much did HoYean get paid? According to the website, She reportedly only made “a few hundred thousand Taiwan dollars” per episode. 200 000 Taiwan dollars is roughly $7,152. That means she earned roughly $64,368 in the totality of nine episodes.

How much is HoYeon Jung’s net worth?

According to Sportskeeda HoYeon’s estimated net worth is believed to be approximately $4 million. But it could be higher because HoYeon’s Squid Game actor and model’s career grows.

HoYeon’s earnings come due to her model career. HoYeon has been named the global ambassador of Louis Vuitton and has modelled for Sephora, Hermes, H&M, Versace, and Chane. In addition, she was recently on with the front cover for Vogue Korea.

HoYeon Jung’s modelling career has been growing exponentially following the huge success of ‘Squid Game’

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Prior to Squid Game’s debut in September 2021, HoYeon had the 400,000 mark on Instagram. Within a few days of the premiere of the show the number of followers she had climbed to millions. In October 2021 she had 20.5 million followers which makes her the most followed Korean actress on social media.

Wi Ha-Joon HoYeon Jung, Park Hae-Soo and Lee Jung-Jae on “Squid Game” Netflix K-drama, wearing suits and red sweaters

HoYeon Jung

Wi Ha-Joon, HoYeon Jung, Park Hae-Soo and Lee Jung-Jae for ‘Squid Game’ at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon | via Saram Entertainment

With her influence on social media increasing, HoYeon is cashing in through sponsored posts. As per Vogue Business, Jung is currently the most-paid Squid Game star on Instagram. She earns a staggering amount of $43,000 per promoted post via the platform.

Although HoYeon isn’t likely to reprise her role for the second season of Squid Game, it’s likely that a different Korean drama will take her up to play a character. Netflix has been showing plenty of K-dramas that are new and, given the success in Squid Game, it’s not going to slow down anytime in the near future. It is going to be interesting to find out what the next performance of HoYeon will be.