TVB’s Top Paid Actors
Recently, it is rumored that Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) has tried to negotiate a higher salary as his contract ends this year. Unfortunately, it seems that TVB did not approve of his request, and is punishing him by cutting his scenes in Invisible Team <隱形戰隊> and Falling In Love With You During Childhood <童時愛上你>. The news has peaked interest in salaries for TVB’s top paid actors.
In sixth place is Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪). Although he has yet to win TVB Best Actor, he has already won the title in the Singapore and Malaysia regions for his role in Stealing Seconds <棟仁的時光>. In order to not been seen as leeching off his wife Bowie Cheung’s (張寶兒) wealthy family, Benjamin has been working very hard, but his annual salary is still around $3 million Hong Kong dollars.
In fifth place is 44-year-old Ruco Chan, whose net worth greatly increased after winning Best Actor in 2016 for A Fist within Four Walls <城寨英雄>. Unfortunately, it seems that his opportunities to make additional income through commercials and events pales in comparison with other TVB actors. It is estimated that his annual salary is HK$5 million Ruco has since denied rumors of him negotiating his salary, and stated that HK$5 million is already a good amount!
In fourth place is Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), who has exponentially increased his net worth after winning Best Actor three times. It is rumored that in 2011, his fee for attending events was already HK$50,000 and he has switched several luxury cars since. He is also quite popular in China and has been to different events across Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin, Lanzhou, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. A conservative estimate of his annual earnings brings it in at over HK$5 million.
In third place is 38-year-old Vincent Wong (王浩信) who has won Best Actor twice both for the Legal Mavericks <踩過界> franchise in 2017 and 2020. A golden goose for TVB, Vincent he has been focusing on developing his career in China and opened his own studio. A conservative estimate brings his annual pay at HK$6 million.
Coming in second place is 47-year-old Kenneth Ma (馬國明). His popularity greatly increased after the popular The Exorcist’s Meter <降魔的>. After having crossed paths with the Best Actor award for years, he finally won in 2019 for his role in Big White Duel <白色強人>. He has a very positive image, as seen in his forgiveness for cheating ex-girlfriend Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎). Endorsing many brands recently, Kenneth’s annual salary is at HK$8 million.
Topping the list of highest earning TVB actor is 50-year-old Moses Chan (陳豪). His acting skills have been widely acknowledged, and he won Best Actor and Most Favorite Male Character for his role in 2007’s Heart of Greed <溏心風暴>.
Happily married to Aimee Chan (陳茵媺) with three children, Moses has cemented his image as a loving husband and family man over the years. A favorite among brands, Moses was allegedly offered HK$30 million to renew his contract, becoming TVB’s highest paid actor. Even if he does not have jobs lined up, he is still guaranteed good monthly pay as a salaried artiste.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.
Roger is not the list but Benjamin is?
He’s probably not a full contract artiste but Ben is?
Roger is no longer has a TVB contract.
@Ricky721 @bubbles23 thanks. That explains.
30 million? If true, that’s such a big gap between him and the other artists. I know he was popular at one point, but do people watch shows just for Moses? They should use the 20 million to develop other artists.
And if they cut Ruco’s scenes because tried to negotiate, that’s also so vindictive and short-sighted. Ruco is stuck with TVB since he’s older and doesn’t have many options, but potential younger talent will see this example and seek other opportunities the first chance they get.
I also find his salary insane considering he does not even film that much in a year, maybe one or two dramas max. Tvb should really reconsider wage structures and invest into their production. Also it’s so typical for tvb to cut someone’s scenes and jobs when their contract is almost over or hit a bump in negotiations.
I know right? 30 MIL for him? Gotta be kidding me!! No wonder TVB is messed up. hahaha lol
I mean while others said they had to take side jobs this dude gets that amount. Unreal!!
I have so many questions. Why is Moses getting paid so much when he’s almost no longer irrelevant. I can’t even recall the last TVB drama he was in or the any of his roles in the last 5 years that was impressive or stood out to me. I’d much rather watch Ruco or Vincent than Moses. $30 million compared to those of $5-8 million who actually has an audience and films a couple dramas per year is insane
I’m wondering if the article is approximating their salaries by including other earnings (at least for Moses) like commercials and events? Cause damn does he have a good agent to negotiate 30M. Meanwhile there are actors who film more and can barely pay rent.
Wow it really went over the top of my head that Kenneth is actually already 47. I thought he was in the early 40…
I recently watched old TVB drama and I saw his younger self in it. He was so enthusiastic being a kelefeh that you could notice it was really him in the background, even if he was just smiling or picking things up etc. He’s really a hardworking actor and I really admire him for that. Wish he could play more villain roles though. I still think his best performance was in The Life and Times of a Sentinel.
I think Moses being in the lead makes sense. He has been the highest paid artist at TVB for the last 15+ years.
He was a model at the start of his career (late teens to early 20s) and in films. When he switched over to TVB, he was already given heavy weight roles from the beginning. Wayne found success (way) later in life and he is talented and passionate. Kenneth is paid a lot bc of his healthy image and experience. According to this logic, Moses has a healthy image too (perhaps healthier because he is a father of 3) and has even more experience than Kenneth. Kenneth hasn’t even really done films. The one to truly watch out for is Vincent Wong: younger, exponentially more ambitious than Moses and Kenneth, and is a (very) good actor when it comes to certain roles.
Recall listening to a radio talkshow commenting that among the station artists, Moses is a favourite to sponsors.
TVB offering $30 million for 2 years contract is decent price for Moses, considering he is still HK advertisers favourite.
As someone who is a fan of Moses’ acting, I’m happy he is making bank. I’m surprised Ben is making so much, too. His acting is still…not there. Vincent, Wayne and Ruco deserves more, though.
I find it ridiculous that Ben is on this list lol. He is NOT worth that money.
Also isn’t both Ben and Vincent with Shaw Brothers now? Or is that the same thing…. Lol
If they have a contract with TVB, it’s likely the income quoted includes the fees they get from sponsorship etc.
That is, TVB recognise the full amount received from client as income, takes a cut from it and disburse the rest (as TVB expense) to the artiste…that’s tantamount to TVB paying these artiste
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