Who are the richest names in K-pop right now?
21 Feb 2018 - 11:23 AM  UPDATED 21 Feb 2018 - 11:23 AM

Idols work hard to achieve their dreams and for some of them that includes collecting some hefty pay packets along the way. The numbers are pretty wild for the ten highest earners though, check out the list below of the richest K-pop idols in terms of net worth.

10. Taeyang: $10 million

The recently married BIGBANG singer also has some real estate to his name, and a thriving solo career.

9. Suzy: $10 million

Suzy rose to fame in girl group miss A but has since become an incredibly successful drama actor and is one of the most well-known brand ambassadors in Korea.

8. YoonA: $11 million

Girls' Generation's YoonA is a singer, actor and has a number of endorsements to her name such as Korean makeup brand Innisfree.

7. Sandara Park: $13 million

The former 2NE1 member is also an actor and tv show host, not to mention her successful YouTube channel.

6. BoA: $14.5 million

BoA has been around for quite some time, and her albums have sold more than a million copies in Japan. She's also frequently tapped to be a judge on music competition shows.

5. IU: $15 million

Singer and actress IU has been in the industry from a young age and her recent music has swept up the top prizes at multiple award ceremonies.

4. Rain: $18 million

Not only is Rain a successful singer and actor, with seven albums to his name, he also is the founder of R.A.I.N. company.

3. G-Dragon: $22 million

GD is everything: singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer, real estate mogul... he's considered one of the most influential people in Asia, so his net worth is no surprise.

2. Siwon: $35 million

Siwon is not only a member of Super Junior, but is beloved in Korea as an actor in both dramas and in feature films.

1. PSY: $45 million

Known as the 'King of YouTube' in Korea thanks to his viral hit "Gangnam Style", PSY was successful even before that and has continued to succeed with his most recent album doing well too.

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