K-Pop has become a popular genre of music all over the world, and these bands are the ones who've earned the most from it. There are many K-pop groups out there but which ones are worth the most money? Here are the top wealthiest K-pop groups in the industry right now.


1. BTS


Net worth: $3.6 billion
Years active: 2013–present
Members: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook
Richest Member: J-Hope ($12 million)


The Top Richest K-Pop Boy Bands 2020: BTS #1

BTS is one of the biggest boy bands in the world right now. They are selling out stadiums on tours, releasing chart-topping albums, building up an ARMY of loyal fans, and breaking records along the way. In fact, all of their latest albums have topped the Billboard 200 chart and their latest, Map of the Soul: 7, sold 422,000 units in it's first week. So with all this success, you know BTS has to be raking in a ton of cash.

Known for their dancing, singing and rapping, the members of the ultra popular K-pop group have majorly cashed in on their talents.

As a brand, BTS is very valuable. They're so influential that they reportedly bring about $3.6 billion to the South Korean economy. The band has the power to sell out products they endorse, so it's no wonder countless brands pay the members of BTS to be brand ambassadors. BTS has had a number of partnerships with well-known brands like Coca-Cola, Mattel, and Hyundai (who had trouble keeping up with demand for the "Palisade" car after the BTS endorsement). Now, BTS are also global brand ambassadors for FILA.

2. EXO


Net worth: $950 million
Years active: 2012–present
Members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun
Richest member: D.O. ($5 Million)

EXO

Exo's first album XOXO (2013), which contains the breakthrough hit "Growl", was a critical and commercial success. It sold over one million copies, making Exo the best-selling Korean artist in twelve years. Subsequent albums and EPs have also had strong sales, with all Korean studio albums each selling more than one million copies. Exo has won many awards for their albums, including five consecutive Album of the Year wins at the Mnet Asian Music Awards and two consecutive Artist of the Year wins at the Melon Music Awards. Exo's sixth album Don't Mess Up My Tempo (2018) is their highest-charting album on the US Billboard 200, debuting at number 23. It is also their best selling album with over 1.9 million copies sold in South Korea.

Since Exo's first headlining tour in 2014, the band has performed over 100 concerts across four tours and has participated in multiple joint tours. Exo is also known for its work beyond music, which includes endorsement deals with brands such as Nature Republic and Samsung, and philanthropic efforts such as Smile For U, a joint SM Entertainment and UNICEF project that began in 2015, and in which Exo continues to participate.

3. Big Bang


Net worth: $44 million
Years active: 2006–present
Members: T.O.P, Taeyang, G-Dragon, Daesung
Richest member: G-Dragon ($30 Million)

Big Bang

Big Bang has a record of 18 number-one songs that have collectively remained atop South Korean's biggest online music service Melon for 51 weeks, more than any other act. The quintet have sold over 150 million records and counting, making them one of the biggest-selling boy-bands in the world beating out American favorites like the Backstreet Boys and the Jackson Five. Forbes Korea ranked them as one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016. They were also the first Korean artists to enter Forbes' Celebrity 100 and the 30 under 30 list of most influential musicians in the world, in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

4. GOT7


Net worth: $10 million
Years active: 2014–present
Members: Mark, JB, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, Yugyeom
Richest member: Jackson ($1.5 million)

got7

In late 2014 Got7 signed with Sony Music Entertainment Japan and ventured into the Japanese market to release their debut Japanese-language single "Around the World". They returned to South Korea a month later to release their first full-length studio album Identify, topping the nation's charts. In 2015, Got7 released the EPs Just Right and Mad, which yielded their most commercially successful single, "Just Right". In 2016, they released their first full-length Japanese studio album, Moriagatteyo, debuting at number three on the Oricon Albums Chart.

They then went on to release their fifth Korean EP Flight Log: Departure and their second full-length studio album Flight Log: Turbulence, both chart-toppers. In 2017, Got7 released their sixth EP Flight Log: Arrival, featuring the single "Never Ever". The album is the third and final part of the group's Flight Log series and at the time it was their highest selling album with more than 300,000 copies sold. In the same year they also released their seventh EP, 7 for 7, featuring the chart-topping single "You Are". The album also sold over 300,000 copies. Their eighth EP, Eyes On You was released on March 12, 2018, and has sold over 300,000 copies.

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