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

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'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)


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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  1. ▶▶FORBES-BTS = THE Biggest Boyband> World--#43 onthe list
    ▶▶ *NOT* avg "boyband"- Began as hip-hop grp built around
    genius/IQ=148,Top 1%of students- 15yr old *RM* fire flow, complex
    deep, overlapping, crazy wordplay in 3 languages> underground
    rapper/producer, who wrote/produced for others + collab'd with since 12/13 yr vold, since collab'd w/top Amer. rappers, like WalE,
    Lil Nas, Juice World, w/w FallOut Boy, Halsey, Chainsmokers, ETC
    ▶▶Are DEEP Song/Rapwriters & Producers re: social/govt/mental
    health/love yourself issues, espec.youth-since their teens, in conser-
    votive S. Kore
    ▶▶ALL 3 of BEST RAP TRIO EVER, have amazing Billboard charted
    Mixtapezs, ALL have solo songs stream/break records, ALL are writers
    + Producers, ALL members of KMCA-KoreanMusicCopyrightAssoc &
    rapline are FULL members, RM w/approx 145 songs, SUGA & JHOPE
    approx 100 Songs & Vocal line is working hard to catch up, they're
    always working hard-- ALWAYS WRITING...
    ▶1ST ASIANS to set/break so many records⤵
    ●#1 GLOBAL StadiumTour-sell in min-NY MetLife 10 min,Wembley 90
    ●TIED "The Beatles"with 3 #1Bilkboard Albums in less than 11 mos.
    ●4TH #1 Album rlsd Feb.2020 in less than 21 mos., in 93 countries
    with 3+Mill. in pre-sales, was #1 Selling Album World
    ●ALL 20 Songs/Album hit Top 20 ITunes at the SAME time
    ●Have BILLIONS of streams on all streaming platforms
    ●WON many Asian Awards & Global-from U.S. to Brazil to Europe,etc
    ●WON/Performed all big award shows: Billboards, Amer. Music,
    Variety, Grammys (nomin.), etc
    ●On ALL Major Talk & Variety shows: ELLEN, KIMMEL COLBERT,
    ●Broke/are breaking so many streaming records, incl. JIMIN broke
    Drake's 1st 24hrs record on Soundcloud & 1st Asian to have 3 solo songs hit 50+Mill. streams + #4 Solo Song of all Time on ITunes, etc
    Mill. each on Spotify
    ●TIME Cover & on TIME's 100 Most Influential List
    ●UNITED NATIONS-Leader RM gave speech re:their work with UNICEF
    sincec2017 to protect children/ youth from violence, globally & their
    "ARMY" fans volunteer/raise funds, globally
    ●FANS are from 96 countries, all age groups, ethnicities + genders
    Acstudyvshowed 24% make, 76 % female, all approx 20+% from
    teens, 20's 30's 40's 50's(+up)- for a hip-hop based group!!
    ●Constantly on Top Fashion mags for forward, classy styles
    ●Biggest Selling Albums EVER in S.Korea in 2019, then beat it 2020
    ●BRING $4.6 BILL. into S. Korea each year
    ●13 % of all S. Korea Tourism = BTS related
    ●Of 100,000 tourist in Aug.2019, 23,000 flew in for their final concerts

  2. Each pages have different information.
    Bts bring about 3.6b to the south korea economy, but it's not their net worth.
    Their net worth is around 50m, according to most pages i've visited.

    1. That's old news ,probably from early 2019. As of current 2020,they worth around 2.7 billion.