One of China’s top idol actors under 30, Xu Kai (许凯) has built an impressive resume in his four-year acting career. He has since starred in a dozen dramas and variety shows, and earns a formidable income.
Born in Guangdong, Xu Kai majored in finance when he was in college. Due to his 6-foot-2-inch frame and outstanding appearance, he had also worked as a Taobao model for a period of time. It was said that he already bought his first home in Shenzhen when he was working as a model before finding greater success as an actor.
In 2018, Xu Kai debuted in producer Yu Zheng‘s (于正) Untouchable Lovers <凤囚凰> and immediately touched stardom when Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略> became a global hit. Filming offers flooded in, and Xu Kai has been starring in one project after another. After filming office romance She and Her Perfect Husband <愛的二八定律> with Yang Mi (杨幂) earlier this year, he is currently hard at work in fantasy romance Lord Snow Eagle <雪鹰领主> with Guli Nazha (古力娜扎).
When not busy filming dramas, Xu Kai makes frequent appearances at fashion and commercial events. In May, the 26-year-old actor appeared at an outdoor event that drew a large crowd. He wore a simple white dress shirt and black slacks, and stood on an elevated platform to hand out gifts to fans. The event was very interactive, and he continuously signed autographs while netizens praised him for his down to earth demeanor.
A netizen disclosed that Xu Kai had received approximately 571,000 Chinese yuan for the 20-minute event, or CNY 28,500 per minute! Some netizens expressed jealousy that his income per minute is higher than their monthly salaries! Although the fee looks very extravagant, he still has to pay taxes and a portion goes towards his agency, so he would not be able to pocket a large percentage.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.