Wondering who is The Richest K Pop Idols?
Korean pop music has become very famous around the globe. Many people love listening to this kind of music because it is catchy and fun. Some of these singers make lots of money by selling albums or tickets to concerts. These k pop idols also get paid to appear in movies, TV shows, commercials, etc. Follow the list till last to know the richest K Pop idols.
Successful K-pop stars have entered and made their names in the K Pop world. Some of them started as soloists, while others were part of bands. Their songs have been popular among fans worldwide.
Here are top 10 Richest K Pop Idols in 2022
10. Bae Suzy
Bae Su-ji, also known as Bae Suzy, is a singer, actress, and model from South Korea. She completed her graduation from the School of Performing Arts Seoul in 2013. The 27-year-old, before entering the K Pop world worked for an online shopping brand as a model. She is a former member of the girl group Miss A.
BTS’ J-Hope is another wealthy Kpop star. With a net worth of $25-30 million, he holds 9th place in the list of richest k pop idols. His full name is Jung Ho-Seok but, he is well known by his stage name J-Hope. The multitalented k pop idol is a Korean rapper, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. He is the first member of BTS to enter the Billboard Hot 100 as a soloist in 2019, with the song “Chicken Noodle Soup.”
He is also well known for gifting his bandmates and doing many charitable acts. Besides, he is a shareholder in Hybe entertainment company. Through which he earns more than 8 million. This rich Kpop idol has endorsed brands like Louis Vuitton, Puma, Hyundai, and Samsung. J Hope resides in a house worth $2.2M. No wonder why he is on our list of richest k pop idols.
Sandara Park or known as DARA made her debut as a member of 2NE1. It was one of the most popular K-pop girl groups of all time before they split in 2016. Dara is a popular South Korean singer, actress, and television presenter.
In Philippines, fans reffer her as the Pambansang (National Crazy Personality). She along with her family moved to Phillippines in 1993.Dara revealed that she felt lonely in the Philippines because she wasn’t fluent in Fillipino. This K-pop idol is now estimated to have a net worth of approximately $30 million. Indeed, she is one of the richest K-pop idols in 2022.
Another richest K-pop Idol is 28-year-old IU. Her real name is Lee Ji-Eun. But she is popular among her fans with her stage name IU which means ‘you’ and ‘I’ become one through music. The multitalented IU is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actress, and record producer. Born May 16, 1993, she debuted as a singer at the age of fifteen with her first mini-album Lost and Found.
She received national stardom after the release of “Good Day.” It remained for five consecutive weeks at the top position. It also ranked number one on Billboard’s “100 Greatest K-Pop Songs of the 2010s” list. IU has made several appearances in tv series, such as You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, etc. Besides, she has done advertisements for Guess, Sony Korea, Samsung, Chamisul, etc. However, her net worth ranges from $31 and $45 million.
Dong Young-bae or Taeyang is a member of the popular South Korean boy band Big Bang. Taeyang is a singer, songwriter, and dancer who began training under YG Entertainment at the age of 12. His studio album, Rise was the highest-ranking album by a Korean soloist on the US Billboard 200 chart.
In his career, he has received several awards such as Mnet Asian Music Awards and Golden Disc Awards. With a net worth of $35 million, he is number 6 on our list.
5. RAIN or Jung Ji-Hoon
Having a net worth of $55 million, Jung Ji-hoon, or Rain is one of Korea’s richest K Pop idols. The 39-year-old is a part of the Korean entertainment industry since 1998. Apart from singing, he is a famous songwriter, dancer actor, and record producer. His first breakthrough was with his third Korean album It’s Raining.
He is the founder of two companies namely J. Tune Entertainment (2007) and R.A.I.N. Company in 2015. These companies are one of the sources of income of Rain.
Popular for his hit single Gangnam Style, PSY is the 4th richest K Pop idol on our list. The 44 year Park Jae-sang or PSY is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his humorous videos and stage performances. Due to his “unlimited global reach,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his desire to work with him. After he departed from YG Entertainment in 2018, he founded his own company, named P Nation, in 2019. PSY has a total net worth of $60 million.
G Dragan is also known as the “King of K Pop”. He released his first solo album Heartbreaker, which became the best-selling album. G Dragan is a rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. In 2010, he collaborated with Big Bang member T.O.P to release the album GD & TOP.
He is recognized for his influence on youth culture, fashion trends, and music. In 2016, Forbes listed him as the most influential person under 30 in Asia’s entertainment and sports. With a net worth ranging between $55 to $60 million, he is 3rd on our list of richest k pop idols.
2. Kim Jae-Joong
In 2003 Kim Jae-joong was the lead singer of the boy band TVXQ. Later in his career, he expanded his range as a solo artist and became popular by the stage names Hero Jaejoong. He is Korea’s one of the richest K-pop idols, with an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Kim has released two Korean albums, such ad WWW (2013) and No.X (2016). Both the albums reached number one position on the Gaon Music Chart. He has appeared in Tv dramas such as Protect the Boss, Dr.Jin, SPY and Manhole.
Choi-Si-Won is one of the South Korea’s most sought after singers and actors. He gained popularity for being a member of the South Korean boy group Super Junior. He has played lead roles in Korean dramas such as Oh! My Lady, Revolutionary Love and My Fellow Citizens! Choi represents Korea at UNICEF for children’s issues. Belonging from a rich family, he has an estimated net worth of over $600 Million.
Also known as the King Of Twitter, he is the first Korean to reach 5 million Twitter followers. Choi has been named under Forbe’s 30 under 30 Asia List.
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