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Top 10 Richest Celebrities in South Korea 2020

The richest South Korea Celebrities 2020 is an annual list published by Forbes magazine (Korea) since 2010. It is a catalog of the Top 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in South Korea where personalities from sports, music, arts, film and television are ranked according to their professional achievements, influence, popularity and earnings from the past year.

Top 10 Richest Celebrities in South Korea 2020

10 Richest Celebrities in South Korea 2020


1. BTS (Boy band)


BTS

Net worth: $3.6 billion

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2010. The septet co-writes and produces much of their output. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres. Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, loss, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism. Their work features references to literature and psychological concepts and includes an alternative universe storyline. The group has staged several world tours.


2. Ryu Hyun-jin (Baseball player)


Ryu Hyun-jin

Net worth: $35 million

Hyun-jin Ryu is a South Korean professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers and in the KBO League for the Hanwha Eagles.

In 2013, after spending seven seasons with the Eagles, he became the first player from the KBO to join an MLB team via the posting system. Ryu is the first Korean pitcher to start in a World Series game. In 2019, Ryu earned a selection to his first career Major League Baseball All-Star Game. During that season, he led the Majors in earned run average (ERA) and achieved an ERA of 1.26 through his first 14 starts, the lowest by a Dodgers pitcher since the statistic became official in 1912.


3. Blackpink (Girl group)


Blackpink

Net worth: $32 million

Blackpink is the highest-charting female K-pop act on both Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, peaking at number 41 with "Kill This Love", and peaking at number 24 with Kill This Love, respectively. They are also the first and only K-pop girl group to enter and top Billboard's Emerging Artists chart. They are also the first female K-pop group to have four number-one singles on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart. At the time of its release, "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" was the most-viewed Korean music video in the first 24 hours on YouTube, and in January 2019, it became the most viewed music video by a K-pop group on the website. As of September 2019, Blackpink is the most-subscribed music group on YouTube.


4. Son Heung-min (Footballer)


Son Heung-min

Net worth: $20 million

Son Heung-min is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korea national team. Considered one of the best wingers in the world, Son is often called an icon of South Korean culture, and was selected as one of the 30 best players in the world for 2019.


5. Bong Joon-ho (Filmmaker)


Bong Joon-ho

Net worth: $30 million

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker. His films feature social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts. In 2017, Metacritic ranked Bong 13th on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century.

All of Bong's films have been South Korean productions, although both Snowpiercer and Okja (2017) are mostly in the English language. Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja in 2017 and Parasite in 2019; the latter earned the Palme d'Or, which was a first for a South Korean film. Parasite also became the first South Korean film to receive Academy Award nominations, with Bong winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, making Parasite the first film not in English to win Best Picture.


6. Jun Hyun-moo (TV host)


Jun Hyun-moo

Net worth: $5 Million

Jun Hyun-moo is a South Korean host and television personality. On February 27, 2018 it was reported Jun was dating model and host Han Hye-jin. The pair worked together hosting MBC's reality television programme I Live Alone and have emceed the special pilot programme "Romance Package" on SBS. However, in March 2019, both their agencies confirmed that they have broken up.

In 2020, he was revealed to be in a relationship with Lee Hyesong, a weekend sports news anchor turned foreign entertainment correspondent.


7. Park Na-rae (TV host)


Park Na-rae

Net worth: $5 Million

Park Na-rae is a South Korean comedian, signed to JDB Entertainment.

Park made her debut on Gag Concert as a comedienne, after successfully auditioning for the 21st class of comedians. In 2018, Park published a book titled Welcome to Narae Bar. In the same year, she was voted as the runner-up for the Comedian Of The Year Award.

In 2019, Park released a Netflix stand-up comedy special called Park Na-rae: Glamour Warning, making her the first Korean comedian to do so. Park also hosted that year's SBS Entertainment Awards alongside co-hosts, Kim Seong-joo and Jo Jeong-sik. Park was invited to take part in the upcoming Netflix Is A Joke Fest, taking place from April 27, 2020 through May 3, 2020 at The Wiltern Theatre in Koreatown.


8. Lee Soo-geun (Comedian)


Lee Soo-geun

Net worth: $5 Million

Lee Soo-geun is a South Korean comedian who has worked on a number of comedy shows on South Korean television. He began his career as a comedian on KBS Gag Concert and appeared in Finding Laughter. He lives in Mapo-gu, a district in Seoul. He is under the management of SM Culture & Contents agency.


9. Twice (Girl group)


Twice

Net worth: $30 million

Twice, often stylized as TWICE, is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment. They are the best-selling Korean girl group of all time. The group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Twice was formed with the 2015 television program Sixteen, a reality show designed to select the members of Twice. The group debuted on October 20, 2015, with the extended play (EP) The Story Begins.


10. Kim Hee-chul (Singer, TV host)


Kim Hee-chul

Net worth: $6 million

Kim Hee-chul, better known by the mononym Heechul, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor and presenter. He is a member of South Korean boy group Super Junior and has further participated in its subgroup, Super Junior-T as well as project group Universe Cowards with Min Kyung-hoon. He is also a former member of Kim Heechul & Kim Jungmo.


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