The Top 5 Richest K-Pop Groups of the Modern World


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K-pop has grown to become a multibillion-dollar industry, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. There is a tremendous influx of followers from all around the world, resulting in increased revenue and popularity not only in South Korea but all over the World.

As a result, more and more companies are putting their money into the K-pop genre by launching their own musical group in the hopes of profiting.

The most successful K-pop groups generate money by getting sponsorships, and brand  endorsements  from around the globe. But, in 2022, who are the richest K-pop groups? Find the latest celebrity net worth and Bios.

5. TWICE ($35 MILLION)

TWICE is a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment. They are the first girl group from JYP Entertainment to have more than one member.

The group has released three studio albums, nine EPs, twenty-five singles, and multiple collaborations with other artists. 

As of 2019, TWICE has sold over 10 million records in Korea and Japan combined.

JYP Entertainment’s nine-member K-pop group has a reported net worth of $35 million as of 2022.

4. Blackpink ($25 MILLION)

Blackpink is a K-pop girl group formed in 2016 by YG Entertainment. The group consists of four members: Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé.

The band’s debut single “Square One” was released on August 8th, 2016. Their second single “Playing with Fire” was released on November 1st the same year and became their first #1 hit. 

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They are considered one of the most successful K-pop groups in the world and they have won many awards including the “Mnet Asian Music Awards”, “Golden Disk Awards”, “Seoul Music Awards”, and many more.

In 2017 they released their first full-length album titled “Square Up”. The album debuted at number one on Billboard’s World Albums Chart as well as topping iTunes charts in 73 countries around the world.

Blackpink, the K-pop group has a combined worth of more than  $25 million in 2022.

3. BIGBANG ($90 MILLION)

BIGBANG is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. The group consists of five members: G-Dragon, T.O.P., Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri.

The band was created in 2006 by producer and singer Yang Hyun-suk as a project group assembled to explore different musical styles outside of the usual K-pop genre.

BIGBANG has been active in the music industry since 2006 when they were introduced as a new artist at the YG Family Concert under the name “Big Bang.” They released their first single “Bigbang,” which was followed by several more singles that were released before their debut album “Always” in 2007.

Since then, BIGBANG had launched four albums that reached the number one spot on the Oricon charts.

In 2022, BIGBAND has an accumulated net worth of over $90 million USD.

2. EXO ($100 MILLION)

EXO is a Korean-Chinese boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2011. The group consists of twelve members separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, who perform music in Korean and Mandarin styles.

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EXO was born from the idea of bringing the best of both K-pop and Chinese culture together. They are not just a band but also a brand that has successfully expanded its scope to include fashion, beauty, mobile games, etc.

The members of EXO are also well known for their philanthropy work. They have been involved in many social causes such as providing aid to those affected by natural disasters such as the earthquake in Nepal or participating in UNICEF’s campaign “Unite4Children” which aims to end violence against children worldwide.

EXO has a combined net worth of between $90 to $105 million USD as of 2022.

1. BTS ($110 MILLION)

Bangtan Boys (BTS) is a K-pop boy band that was formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013. The group consists of seven members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

The group debuted on June 13th, 2013 with the song “No More Dream” from their first album “2 Cool 4 Skool”. The album has sold over 1 million copies in South Korea and became the best-selling album in the history of Korean music. 

BTS has won many awards including “Billboard Music Awards for Top Social Artist in 2017” which was their first-ever award win.

BTS has been recognized by many as a leading figure in the new generation of K-pop music and has been called “the biggest boyband in the world”.

In 2022, BTS is the richest K-pop group with a whopping net worth of $110 million USD.

Wrapping Up

K-pop is a genre of music that originated in South Korea and has now spread to other parts of the World. 

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K-pop groups are some of the most followed musical groups in 2022. In the past 5 years, they have got vast popularity in countries like Japan, China, and the United States.

The top 5 wealthiest K-pop groups are:

5. TWICE ($35 MILLION)

4. Blackpink ($25 MILLION)

3. BIGBANG ($90 MILLION)

2. EXO ($100 MILLION)

1. BTS ($110 MILLION)


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