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20 Top Richest Kpop Idols With Highest Net Worth 2021

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Top richest kpop idols with highest net worth

Want to know how much your favorite Kpop star makes? Here’s a list of the top richest Kpop idols with highest net worth. 

K-pop has taken the world by storm. So is it any surprise that its popularity translates to a lot of financial success?

What’s more, Kpop has been around since the 90s at least. Groups like Seo Taji and Boys were the pioneers of the modern Kpop idol persona. 

And who can forget Gangnam Style? And Psy? 

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The point I’m trying to make is that Kpop has been around for a long time, it’s just recently however that it’s achieved this worldwide fame.

BTS alone has sold over 72.2 million albums worldwide! And let’s not even get to revenue earned from concerts, merchandise, Youtube channels, and special appearances!

All of this makes your favorite Kpop artists a lot of money. So in this article, I’ve tried to make a list of the top richest Kpop idols with the highest net worth. 

Top Richest Kpop Idols With Highest Net Worth 2021

If you’re wondering who’s the richest Kpop idol or who has the largest net worth, I’ve listed out the top Kpop artists and an estimate of their valuation. 

These figures are updated for this year but might not be exact to the particular day.

Jungkook 

Estimated Net Worth: $20 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

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Now it’s no surprise that a member of BTS is one of the richest Kpop idols in the world! After all BTS is the biggest Kpop band in the world.

They’ve sold millions of records worldwide and make TV appearances on SNL. Their songs have also charted the top 20 Billboard rankings. 

Kim Jaejoong

Estimated Net Worth: $100 million

Kpop Group Name: TVXQ

Kim Jaejoong is a man of many talents, so it’s not really surprising that he’s amassed a wealth of over $100 million.

He’s best known for his stint in the band TVXQ of which he was the lead singer. 

Since he left them to pursue a solo career, Jaejoong has started his own group, released a solo album, tried his hand at acting, and released two cookbooks. 

Talk about being productive!

PSY (Park-Jae-sang) 

Estimated Net Worth: $60 million

Kpop Group Name: Solo Artist

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You know what? We can actually credit PSY with introducing Kpop to the world thanks to the viral hit Gangnam Style. The video of which about 4.1 billion times (as of August 2021)! 

PSY already comes from a privileged background as his father is the CEO of DI Corporation and his mother a restauranteur. 

The Boston University graduate who’s real name is Park Jae-sang also has started his own production company in 2019.

IU 

Estimated Net Worth: $31-45 million

Kpop Group Name: Solo Artist

IU is one of the richest kpop female idols in 2021! Her real name is Lee Ji-eun and her stage name IU is supposed to say “I” and “you” together. Meaning she’s one with her fans.

Her sweet on-screen personality has also earned her the title of “Korea’s little sister”. 

She first shot to fame with the release of her hit single, Good Day in 2018. Since then she’s also been trying her hand at acting, appearing in shows like Hotel Del Luna, My Mister, and Dream. 

Bae Suzy

Estimated Net Worth: $25 million

Kpop Group Name: Miss A

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After being spotted by a talent scout for JYP Entertainment, Bae Suzy made her debut with the Korean girl group Miss A in 2013. 

And since then she’s collected a net worth of $25 million thanks to her music royalties, endorsement deals, acting career, and real estate investments. 

Some of Bae Suzy’s endorsements include Korean skincare products, pizza, theme parks, and BBQ chicken brands.

She’s also appeared in K-dramas like Start Up, While You Were Sleeping, Vagabond, etc.

Park Jimin

Estimated Net Worth: $20 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

Everyone knows how successful BTS is worldwide. So it’s no surprise that Park Jimin is on this list. 

Apart from the BTS millions, Jimin has earned from his endorsement deals with Coca Cola, Hyundai Motors, and Puma. 

It’s no wonder that all the brands want Jimin as their representative. He ranked #1 in the Individual Brand Reputation Ranking (BRR) list consecutively for a year and a half!

Park Jimin is also very business savvy. He is reported to have at least $8 million worth of shares in the US company Big Hit Entertainment which is incidentally partners with BTS’ group HYBE. 

Lisa

Estimated Net Worth: $10 million

Kpop Group Name: BlackPink

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LaLisa, one of the members of the popular girl band Blackpink is the daughter of a famous Thai chef. So she’s was already wealthy before becoming famous.

And even before her Korean pop music stint Lisa was well-known in Thailand and had done endorsements for huge brands like the telecom group AIS Thailand.

Some of her other endorsement deals include popular brands like Adidas, MAC, Samsung, Bulgari and Moonshot, an Asian cosmetics brand.

Jennie

Estimated Net Worth:  $10 million

Kpop Group Name: BlackPink

While we are talking about Blackpink, it’s hard not to mention Jennie. She’s a singer, dancer, rapper, and model. And while her stint with Blackpink is sure padding up the bank account. 

There are also tons of endorsement deals that have increased Jennie’s net worth. 

She’s currently the brand ambassador for Soju brand Chum Churum and the face of Hera, a Korean luxury brand by Amorepacific. 

Jennie has also appeared in ads for Samsung and eyewear brand Gentle Monster.

Jisoo

Estimated Net Worth: $6 million

Kpop Group Name: BlackPink

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Jisoo is another member of the K-group Blackpink. She’s among the top 10 most-followed K-pop idols in the world with a total of 36.9 million followers.

She had recently paired up with Line Friends to design a customized character for the hit mobile game KartRider Rush+. Just like BTS had done with their BT21 designs. 

Jisoo was also the first Korean celebrity to become the face of Dior!

She has also endorsed a lot of local Korean brands like Kiss Me, Moonshot, etc.

V (Kim Tae-Hyung)

Estimated Net Worth: $20 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

We have another BTS member on our richest Kpop idols 2021 list! And with good reason.

Apart from the money coming in from BTS’s album sales, Kim Tae-Hyung, or “V” as he’s popularly known as, makes a lot from his endorsement deals. 

Just like his other band members, he too has got an 8 million stake in the company Big Hit Entertainment after the tie-up with BTS’ label HYBE. 

Apart from singing, V has also made his acting debut in the Joseon drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth!

Yoona (Im Yoon-ah)

Estimated Net Worth: 25 million

Kpop Group Name: Girl’s Generation

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Among the richest K-pop girls, Yoona or Im Yoon-ah was a member of the band Girl’s Generation.

She appeared on the Kpop scene in 2013 and since then has made a name for herself in both the music and acting industries.

Yoona has multiple endorsement deals, notably for skincare brands such as Innisfree and Alcon Taiwan. 

She was also South Korea’s brand ambassador for UNICEF’s UNIHERO campaign. 

Yoona has appeared in Chinese dramas like God of War and Korean dramas like The King in Love and Love Rain.  

She’s appeared in ads for Pandora Jewellery, Lee Jeans, Crocs, and other fashion brands.

Jessica Jung 

Estimated Net Worth: $30 million

Kpop Group Name: Girl’s Generation

Jessica Jung, like Yoona made her debut with the group Girl’s Generation. She’s originally from San Francisco, California and was spotted by a talent scout while on vacation in Korea. 

Among the more business savvy of the Kpop idols, Jessica Jung has made several assets to her name. She owns a restaurant in her native California and has also written a novel!

Jung has come up with her own fashion brand called Blanc & Eclare, which is available in over 60 locations worldwide.

She’s also done endorsements for Korean cosmetics, makeup brands, eyeglasses, and more. 

Here are some more of the top richest Kpop idols with the highest net worth, check it out!

Taeyeon (Kim Tae Yeon)

Estimated Net Worth: $8 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

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Jin (Kim Seok-jin)

Estimated Net Worth: $20 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

Rose (Roseanne Park)

Estimated Net Worth: $12 million

Kpop Group Name: BlackPink

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Suga (Min Yoongi) 

Estimated Net Worth: $23-25 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

J-Hope (Jung Ho-Seok)

Estimated Net Worth: $24-26 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

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RM (Kim Nan-joo)

Estimated Net Worth: $20-22 million

Kpop Group Name: BTS

Choi Siwon

Estimated Net Worth: $18 Million

Kpop Group Name: Super Junior (previously)

BoA

Estimated Net Worth: $25 million

Kpop Group Name: Solo Artist

So that was the list of the top richest Kpop idols with the highest net worth. 

Despite a majority of their album sale revenue and merchandise sales going to their entertainment companies, these idols have still generated a lot of income.

A lot of your favorite Kpop stars invest this money in business ventures or real estate. 

There’s also a considerable amount to be earned from advertisements and special appearances that they make. 

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