They've made their Forbes Celebrity 100 debut!
11 Jul 2019 - 10:31 AM  UPDATED 11 Jul 2019 - 10:31 AM

BTS has made Forbes' Celebrity 100 list!

The Celebrity 100 lists the world's highest paid entertainers in the year, by calculating pre-tax earnings from June 2018 to June 2019. The list is considered to be a definitive index of entertainers' incomes before fees for managers, lawyers and agents. 

For the first time, BTS has made the list at No.43. According to Forbes, BTS made $57 million pre-tax, and most of it came from their two tours - Love Yourself and Speak Yourself. Other works that contributed to their income were their two movies, Burn The Stage and Love Yourself in Seoul, music sales and endorsements.

At the top of the list is Taylor Swift with $185 million. Other celebrities in the top five include Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, Lionel Messi and Ed Sheeran. BTS are the only Korean artists to make the list this year, while the only other Asian celebrity on the list is Jackie Chan at No. 39 with $58 million.

Check out the full list at Forbes.

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