BTS is a seven-member South Korean boy band. Started in 2010, BTS are now dominating the pop music scene all over the world.. Their popularity has attracted about 8 million Twitter and 5 million Instagram followers, Time magazine named the band one of the 25 most influential people on the Internet. Forbes magazine ranked BTS at #5 in their Korea Power Celebrity list.Image Credit: AJEONG_JM
So what is BTS net worth in 2018? What are BTS’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Bangtan Sonyeondan, or commonly known as BTS, is a K-pop boyband from South Korea. The band is also known as Bulletproof Boy scouts, and following a change in brand identity, Beyond The Scene.
The group started in 2010 with members recruited by Big Hit Entertainment’s “Hit It” auditions. After finalizing the lineup in 2012, they quickly started marketing through individual Twitter accounts, vlogs, and covers on YouTube and Soundcloud. The members of BTS are RM, Jimin, Jin, V, Jungkook, Suga, and J-Hope.
Before BTS debut, RM was an underground rapper, Jin was a film arts student in Konkuk University, Jimin and V was a student in Korea Arts High School, Jungkook auditioned in Superstar K, Suga was an underground rapper in Daegu, and J-Hope was part of a street dance group called Neuron.
BTS’ debut album 2 Cool 4 Skool was released on June 2013 as part of their “school trilogy”. The album earned them New Artist of the Year Awards from the Melon Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards,and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards.
They BTS went on to release their EP O!RUL8, 2? in 2013. In the same year, they were given the opportunity to star in a variety show called Rookie King Channel Bangtan on SBS-MTV which ran for 8 episodes. The show was mostly a parody of popular other contest shows on Korean TV.
The last part of the “school trilogy” Skool Luv Affair was later released in 2014. Billboard’s World Album charts ranked it at number 3.
BTS went on to re-release their album 2 Cool 4 Skool in Japanese on March 7. They also helped promote tourism between South Korea and Russia by judging a K-pop cover dance competition as well as performing for the event.
BTS 4th studio album Dark & Wild was released on August 19, 2014 for which they released 14 new tracks and accompanying music videos. They released their first Japanese album Wake Up in December of the same year following tours and promotions. BTS was nominated for Best Dance Performance and UnionPay Song of the Year at the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Following their Japanese tour in February 2018, BTS released their third EP The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 on April 29, 2018. The track “I Need U” won SBS MTV’s The Show won first place and is their first win since their debut.
BTS went on to tour in Asia, Latin America, the US, and Australia 2018 Live Trilogy Episode: The Red Bullet until August 29, 2018. Following the tour, they released their new EP The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 which earned number 1 on Billboard World Albums for several weeks. They went on to win Best World Performer at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2018.
Early in 2018, BTS released a compilation of their music titled The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever . In the same year, the group released their 2nd Japanese studio album Youth as well as their second full-length, studio album Wings.
Forbes magazine ranked them 5th in their Korea Power Celebrity list following the success of the group. They also re-released their 2nd album Wings as You Never Walk Alone in February 13, 2018. They also went on to release another EP Love Yourself c?z ‘Her on September 2018, as well as collaborate with popular music icons such as Steve Aoki.
BTS are considered among top 20 Most Successful and Best Selling KPOP Group Ever.. Billboard placed BTS at #1 on their Social 50 chart in 2018, the first Korean group to top that chart. The band has also won the Best World Performer award in the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards. This unbelievable success has brought the young boy band tremendous wealth. In all, we estimate BTS net worth in 2018 at about $40 million.