Popular comedian Yoo Jae-suk, nicknamed the”MC of the nation,” is the most expensive entertainer at Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
Yoo earned 940 million won ($783,000) from the broadcaster last year, the largest amount among MBC entertainers, according to data submitted by Rep. Lee Jung-hyun of the Grand National Party to a broadcasting committee of the National Assembly.
Trailing Yoo were comedian Park Myung-soo at 843 million won, TV personality Shon Seok-hee at 177 million won, singer Lee Moon-se at 176 million won and radio personality Bae Chul-soo at 174 million won.
It was Yoo’s third consecutive year at the top of the list. He received 922 million won in 2007 and 800 million won in 2006.
Including his income from appearances on KBS and SBS, Yoo earned an estimated total of about 3 billion won.
MBC’s top 10 most expensive entertainers accounted for about 22 percent of its total payment to those who appeared in its TV and radio programs last year. (Korea Times)