Updated: April 8, 2022
Many fictional characters are likeable, but when we talk about over the top wealth and intelligence performed by talented actors, only a few are memorable.
Thus, here are 10 characters who qualify the most iconic rich, smart, and good-looking in the world of Korean dramas:
The list is according to the date that the drama was released.
1. Han Se-joo by Yoo Ah-in | Chicago Typewriter (2017)
Han Se-joo is a famous best-selling novel writer who lives alone in a mansion with a huge library of books. Although he lacks social skills and appears cold towards people due to a traumatic experience of personal abandonment, deep within him lies kindness that is willing to sacrifice for another.
2. Lee Young-joon by Park Seo-jun | What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)
Lee Young-joon is a handsome, intelligent, and capable Vice-Chairman in a company. He is the definition of wit, charm, and elegance. Whatever you want as his lover, he will purchase or do it for you, however expensive.
3. Jang Man-wol by IU | Hotel Del Luna (2019)
Jang Man-wol is a hotel owner who loves extravagant things, luxurious outfits, cars, and expensive champagne. She is the type of leader who is strong willed, decisive, and can run anything. Although she is hard to please and people fear her authority, she has a soft heart who knows how to love and protect others.
4. Yoon Seri by Son Yejin | Crash Landing On You (2019-2020)
Yoon Seri is a smart, pretty, and successful South Korean CEO who runs her own beauty and fashion company. She has a strong willed personality who sets high standards, demands perfection, and is determined to achieve personal goals. Despite stubbornness, she is a teachable person who easily gets along well with others and extends compassion.
5. Captain Ri by Hyun Bin | Crash Landing On You (2019-2020)
Captain Ri is a son of a powerful political leader in North Korea. He studied music in Switzerland and is a great concert pianist before taking the role of a military leader stationed along the North Korean portion of the DMZ. Although he appears to be a cold and unapproachable person, he is a warmhearted son, brother, and leader.
6. Ko Mun-yeong by Seo Yea-ji | It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)
Ko Mun-yeong is a famous best-selling author of children’s books. She is a determined person who easily gets whatever she wants. She loves fashion and writing dark yet meaningful characters that reflect life’s profound brokenness.
7. Lee Gon by Lee Minho | The King Eternal Monarch (2020)
Lee Gon is the 3rd king in the Kingdom of Corea. Besides his intelligence and great leadership as a King, he is a skilled mathematician and rower. He also loves his country so much that he’d sacrifice himself to save his people.
8. Han Ji-pyeong by Kim Seonho | Start-Up (2020)
Han Ji-pyeong is a well-respected, intelligent, and rich investor. He has a good penmanship and can write thoughtfully. Although he is known to be highly critical and perfectionist at work, people depend on his great leadership, excellent investment skills, and wisdom on business. Also named as “good boy”, deep within him lies a generous and warmhearted man.
9. Vincenzo Cassano by Song Joong-ki | Vincenzo (2021)
Vincenzo Cassano is an Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere of Korean descent. He owns 1.5 tons of gold, adorably curses in Italian, and very smart. Amid chaos and threats, he remains unbothered and exudes confidence with his tactics and killer moves. He has also a good sense of humor and is fun to spend time with despite his intimidating looks.
10. Kang Tae-moo by Ahn Hyo-seop | A Business Proposal (2022)
Kang Tae-moo is the President and CEO of GO Food, a company founded by his grandfather who raised him when his parents died from an accident. He graduated from Harvard University and worked at the overseas branch of GO Food in United States. He speaks English fluently and his accent is to die for. He appears to be a busy man who has no time and desire for romantic relationships. He dismisses all blind dates required by his grandfather but when he finally encountered a woman of wits, he transformed from a cold man to the most romantic and extravagant lover of all.