BTS, hands down, is one of the biggest boy bands in the world right now. Reportedly having the biggest fandom, ARMY, BTS has a huge following all across the globe.
BTS made its debut in 2013 under the South Korean entertainment label HYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment) and has since achieved success with songs like I Need U, DNA, Dynamite, Butter, and many more. In 2019, Time magazine ranked BTS number 4 on the 25 Most Influential People On The Internet. The K-pop sensation was named the global brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton in 2021 as a result of its widespread recognition. Additionally, some of its members have fronted other well-known brands in the fields of technology, fashion, and Formula E.
With these many brand deals in hand, it does make fans wonder how rich the BTS members are. Read below to know the net worth of each member and who is the richest member in BTS.
BTS’ main dancer, J-Hope, is currently the richest BTS member, with a net worth of reportedly USD 26 million.
J-Hope has multiple BTS songs as a songwriter and producer explaining his success. But media outlets like KpopStarz and Seoul Space credit his financial success to the rapper’s 2018 mixtape Hope World.
The song Daydream from the mixtape earned J-Hope his first No. 1 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart. He’s also the first BTS member to have a solo Hot 100 hit with the song Chicken Noodle Soup in collaboration with Becky G.
Other than music, J-Hope has been the face of many national and international brands and has done commercials for many, including PUMA’s Blaze of Glory (BOG) Sock sneaker campaign, Samsung, and LG.
BTS Suga is the second-richest member of the group, with an approximate net worth of USD 25 million.
Even before joining BTS, Suga had started his career as a music producer. Today he has worked with many international faces, including Halsey for SUGA’s Interlude (2019), MAX for Blueberry Eyes (2020), and many more.
Suga has also released multiple solo projects under the name August D.
Kim Namjoon, better known by his stage name, RM (Rap Monster), serves as the leader, rapper, songwriter, and producer for the group. According to South China Morning Post, RM has over 170 songs to his name, including the 2021 BTS hit song Butter, for which he co-wrote the lyrics. RM collaborated with multiple international artists, including rapper Warren G for the 2015 hit track P.D.D and South Korean hip hop group MFBTY for the song Buckubucku.
Along with royalties, stocks, and solo music endeavors, RM has also appeared in commercials for large corporations like Florida-based K’hawah Coffee and Lotte Duty-Free. Hence, it’s not surprising that the BTS leader’s approximate net worth is USD 22 million.
Jimin holds the position of a vocalist and dancer in BTS. The heartthrob is reportedly one of the most searched members of the group and has a long list of accomplishments, including the singles Filter, Promise, and Lie. He is well known for his elegant performance skills and breathtaking expressions.
According to reports, his net worth is said to be $20 million, which includes his ownership of HYBE stocks, flats in Seoul’s famed Nine One Hannam complex, and royalties from both solo and BTS music productions.
The “Golden Maknae” of BTS possesses many talents, including dancing, singing, songwriting, and many more, and is the most searched K-pop idol on YouTube over the first half of 2021. Jungkook recently worked on the song Left And Right with American singer-record producer Charlie Puth. Jungkook has also co-produced multiple BTS songs, including Love is Not Over and Magic Shop.
As reported by South China Morning Post, the Korean heartthrob is worth USD 20 million.
Kim Taehyung, famously known by his stage name, V, is the most searched Asian celebrity on Google for the first half of 2022, as reported by Times Now. V is the only member of the group that began an acting career, appearing in the 2016 drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. In his interview with Rolling Stone in May, he mentioned he would like to dip his toes into acting again after he turns 30.
Like the other members, V also holds stock in HYBE and has a varied background that includes modeling, playback singing, dancing, and acting.
The South China Morning Post estimates that V’s net worth is nearly $20 million.
The oldest member of the boy band, Kim Seok-jin, or Jin, has amassed wealth through both music and commercial endeavors. According to South China Morning Post, the K-pop artist owns a number of homes and buildings in Seoul and launched a Japanese restaurant business with his brother in 2018.
Jin comes from an affluent family and is said to have a net worth of around $20 million. Additionally, he owns HYBE stock and gets royalties on song credits.