December 01, 2023

Claims N. Korean defector earns $41k per speech ‘completely incorrect’

Actual rates to start from $12.5K + fees, says speaking agent

Claims that North Korean celebrity defector Yeonmi Park earns an average of $41,000 per speaking engagement are 'completely incorrect,' the 21-year-old's New York-based agent told NK News on Monday.

Park, who has been growing in international prominence as a result of high profile speeches about North Korea and human rights, earned between $39,625-$41,875 per speaking event, data from two reports published by said.