Finding someone who doesn’t know BTS’s name is hard work. Today, the boys are very famous, have created a global phenomenon with their talent and music, and have revived the reach of the K-Pop industry around the world. Every person, coming from the Millennials or Gen-Z generations knows what BTS is which proves the power that these 7 members of the group currently hold over the world. The group has a fandom called ARMY which is said to be the largest group of followers spread across the world. Of course, they’re supposed to be rich, but how rich are they?
Launched in 2013, the group is said to have around $100 million in combined net worth. According to Forbes, their net worth has jumped twice from their net worth of $50 million in 2020. Apart from their shares in HYBE (formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment), they also earn income from the sales of albums, physical and digital, branded deals. , world tours and concerts, merchandise, streams and advertisements. The huge revenue from multiple sources makes the group a valuable group, needless to say, the most valuable boy group in the world right now.
In 2022, the group announced that they were going on hiatus and the members would pursue their solo careers. However, the individual band members have already established their personas in the industry, leading fans to wonder how much each member of the world’s greatest boy band is actually worth. How rich are they and who is the richest of them all? Read on, because here you will get all the answers.
Jin, also known as Kim Seok-jin, is the oldest member of the group. For this, he is also the ideal businessman of the group. He comes from a wealthy family and further made his fortune with several business ventures and music royalties. His net worth is around $20 million. He released two solo titles, “Abyss” and “Tonight”. In 2018, he opened a Japanese restaurant in Korea and owns several buildings in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul Space has described Jin as having an entrepreneurial spirit, and he himself said in an interview with Wall Street Magazine that his family is all about business, which makes part of him a businessman. Additionally, Jin also owns stocks of HYBE and collects royalties from the songs.
Internet crush V aka Kim Taehyung is the second youngest member of BTS. he is also the most searched Asian celebrity on Google in the first half of 2022. V’s current net worth is said to be around $20-22 million. He mostly gets credits from his solo released music like ‘Winter Bear’, ‘Singularity’, ‘Sweet Night’. He is the only member of the group who is interested in acting and starred in “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth”, a period drama released in 2016.
South Korean idol, Jungkook is undoubtedly the most famous among all the other BTS boys. He is often called the “Golden Maknae” of BTS because he has many great talents such as singing, dancing and songwriting, and is the youngest in the group (“Maknae” is the Korean word for the most youth in a group). According to various news sites, his net worth is between $20-22 million. The multi-talented and most famous member of the group recently collaborated with American singer-songwriter and composer Charlie Puth on a single “Left and Right”. He also receives royalties from BTS music, as a songwriter and individual artist. Jungkook has also co-produced a lot of BTS music, including songs like “Magic Shop” and “Love Is Not Over.”
Known for his stylish performing skills, dancing, and catchy expressions, Park Ji-min aka Jimin of BTS ranks fourth on this list. As a soloist, he released songs like “Filter,” “Lie,” and “Promise,” and created a distinct place in BTS fandom, ARMY. He is said to be worth $20-22 million, which includes his ownership of several apartments in Seoul. and one of them is at Nine One Hannam, considered the “Beverly Hills” of Korea. In addition to owning shares in HYBE, he also receives royalties from both the band’s music and his solo music.
Achieving third place on this list, RM or BTS’s Rap Monster is also the leader of the group. Like all other BTS members, he owns shares of HYBE and receives royalties from the group’s music as well as his solo music. He has songwriting credits in over 130 songs and self-released two mixtapes titled ‘RM’ and ‘Mono’. He also worked with American rapper Warren G on a solo mixtape. All of this brings his net worth to $22 million.
Taking the second spot on the list, Suga of BTS has a net worth of around $23-25 million. Prior to his debut with BTS, he started composing and producing when he was 13 years old. At just 17, he started working in a studio and was a part of huge hits such as Lee So-Song RA’s “Request” and IU’s “Eight”. He is also known as part of the BTS rap trio comprising RM and J-Hope.
Jung Ho-Seok, globally known as J-Hope, is the richest member of BTS according to Seoul Space and KpopStarz. His net worth is around $24-26 million. He has worked on several BTS projects as a songwriter and producer and launched his solo career in 2018 with his solo mixtape “Hope World.” He also collaborated with Becky G in ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ which became a worldwide hit.
According to sources, each BTS member receives an additional $8 million annual salary and owns 68,000 HYBE shares, which translates to an additional $8 million.