People love listening to music, whether it is classic, ballad, jazz, or pop. We often find ourselves searching for a nice song on the radio or digital streaming services like Spotify because it helps us relax or it alleviates our mood when we’re feeling down.
In the previous years, the US and the British music industries have been dominating worldwide, but now the Korean music industry is becoming one of the most around the globe. Several Korean artists are now gaining fans and followers from all over the world. They have ruled the airwaves, television screens, YouTube, and even social media.
And now that we are in a world where money is king, we can consider these highest paid Korean Idols as royals. Most of them are singers who can also act, dance, and do modeling. They have become one of the most influential celebrities in Asia as well as in many parts of the world because of their beauty, charm, and talent. Listed below are the Top 10 highest paid Korean idols in 2018.
10. TAEYANG – Net Worth US$ 10,000,000
Taeyang is a South Korean singer and songwriter who was previously one of the members of the famous boy band “Big Bang.” Now, he is out on his own and became a renowned chart-topping solo singer. Apart from being a great singer, he is also into the real estate business.
9. SUZY – Net Worth US$ 10,000,000++
Suzy rose to stardom and now a famous K-drama actress from K-Pop girl group Miss A. She is also a brand endorser with reported deals that are worth millions.
8. YOONA – Net Worth US$ 11,000,000
Yoona is a part of the worldwide phenomenon “Girls’ Generation”. They used to dominate the airwaves with their appealing vocals, dance moves, and their outstanding singer Yoona. This Korean darling transitioned to become one of the most sought-after actresses in both Korea and China today.
7. BoA – Net Worth US$ 14,000,000
BoA has been in the entertainment industry for almost 2 decades. All the hard work have paid off, and now she is one of the chart-toppers in Asia. She also became one of the judges of the hit reality television competitions for aspiring singers like Pop Star and Produce 101.
6. IU – Net Worth US$ 15,000,000
Lee Ji-eun, or also as IU to many, is a gorgeous South Korean singer who gained popularity worldwide. She debuted in the music industry at the age of 15. Her millions came from the success of her platinum albums, Korean dramas, and brand endorsements.
5. SANDARA PARK – Net Worth US$ 16,000,000
Sandara or also known as Dara first stepped foot in the showbiz industry in the islands of the Philippines with her wonderful singing and acting skills. Then, she decided to go back to Korea and joined the K-Pop group 2NE1. Apart from her singing gigs, Sandara is into films, K-dramas and brand deals.
4. RAIN – Net Worth US$ 20,000,000
Jung Ji-hoon, or Rain to most people is a famous Korean singer, Holywood actor, and sex god. He had incredible success in Korea and other Asian countries as well as the US. He started doing K-Pop and K-dramas before going to the US to star in the epic Ninja Assassin.
3. G-DRAGON – Net Worth US$ 21,000,000
G-Dragon is a Korean crooner and a sensational pop-cultural inspiration. Like Taeyang, he is also a part of the famous group Big Bang. At present, he also has his own lifestyle brand PeaceMinusOne.
2. CHOI SIWON – Net Worth US$ 35,000,000++
Choi Siwon is a Korean heartthrob who has it all to become successful in the industry. He too came from a famous Korean boy band “Super Junior.” Indeed, Choi Siwon is a complete package – he can sing, act, and model top brands.
1. PSY – Net Worth US$ 45,000,000
PSY is a well-known South Korean rapper who went viral online and gained 3.2 billion views for his debut single “Gangnam Style” on YouTube. The said song and music video ranked as the most viewed video on the video-sharing website for five consecutive years. He became a global sensation and still earning millions from his albums.