Net worth: $45 million
PSY isn’t your typical young and perfect-looking Korean idol. His iconic music video for Gangnam Style was record-breaking, exceeding one billion views on YouTube, the first ever to do so in the website’s history. PSY was also heralded “Viral Star of 2012” and “King of YouTube”. He was also presented the Diamond Play Button from YouTube, for exceeding 10 million subscribers on his channel.
CHOI SI WON
Net worth: $35.6 million
Siwon is one of Super Junior’s most popular members, is also a fashion model and style icon, and a full-fledged actor. He actually auditioned at SM Entertainment without his parents knowing, and although they allowed him to join, they did not help him in any way, to make him learn to take responsibility for his actions. Siwon is a devout Protestant Christian and is part of many UNICEF campaigns.
Net worth: $22 million
Also known as the “King of K-pop”, G-Dragon is a rapper, producer, singer-songwriter, but also a globally-recognized fashion icon, artist, and philanthropist. He started training to become an idol at age 12, under the label YG Entertainment, where he also debuted with hip-hop group Big Bang. GD is known to use his influence to raise awareness for important causes such as AIDS.
Net worth: $18 million
Rain has released seven albums and 28 singles, and has held numerous concerts around the world. A hallyu star in his own right, Rain is popular not only in his home country South Korea, but also in Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, the U.S., in Europe and North America. From being a certified actor for his lead role in K-drama, Full House, he also went on to star in many Hollywood projects.
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