These 9 Idol Groups Are Currently The Richest In K-Pop

And, they’re pretty big names.

K-Pop is a massive industry, and there’s lots of groups that debut every year. But, not all of them are able to reach the heights of these 9 groups in generating revenue.

9. GOT7

Due to massive touring, they’ve been able to gain fans all over the world. That combined with strong album sales and endorsements makes them a group to take seriously.

8. Red Velvet

Raking in endorsement deals left and right along with keeping overseas interest high has done them well.

7. Wanna One

Thanks to their overwhelming success, the one studio album they’ve released sold amazingly and continues to outsell. Their other mini albums did well too.


They’re a well-rounded group that manages touring, endorsements, and their focus in the Japanese market to make them succeed as well as they have.

5. EXO

Their music sales are amazing and they do well touring as well. Their versatility for the Korean and Chinese markets has given them an upper-hand too.


They’re legends, especially in Japan where they’re able to make more money for less shows. And, Japan is the second biggest music industry after the US, so they’re doing pretty well for themselves despite not being as massive as they once were.


Although their music sales aren’t as impressive as the rest of the groups on the list, they’ve managed to do well for themselves with touring and their interest in Japan.


They’re the queens of K-Pop from touring to endorsements to sales. Although boy groups typically sell better than girl groups, TWICE is the exception to that rule.

1. BTS

It’s pretty obvious why they’ve taken the top spot. They excel in every area from breaking music records, selling out endorsement deals, and locking down artist collaborations. They simply have it all.

Source: Money