The K-pop industry is one of the largest parts of the South Korean Entertainment Industry. And one of the main sources of South Koreas’ economy and global recognition. Going through regular training to doing survival shows to get a chance of debut. The k-pop trainees dream of becoming an idol and getting rich. With hundreds of idol groups debuting every year, only a few of them make it to getting a bit stable. While some are left behind and some sit at the top. Here is ‘The Top 8 Richest Girl Groups in K-pop’.
Throughout the years, ‘The Big Three; JYP Entertainment, SM Entertainment, and YG Entertainment have been debuting the groups. The groups reached the top with the same old conventional standards. But with the dedicated artists, many ‘average’ agencies have been launching some amazing talents. Who have been inspiring fans to speak up and love themselves as who they are. Here is a look at the girl groups who are at the top of the money game.
Here is the list of ‘The Top 8 Richest Girl Groups In K-pop’. From the active bands to the ones who have disbanded.
The first girl group on the list is JYP Entertainment’s Itzy, a five-member girl group. The group consists of Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. Making their debut in 2019, the girls have been doing amazing in the k-pop scene. Releasing their comeback poster in August, the fans have been waiting for Itzy’s first full album. Estimating the net worth of Itzy as the whole group, it falls around $777,000. The girls don’t have much to their name, but it won’t take long for them to become millionaires. They currently stay together in the house allotted to them by JYP.
RBW Entertainment’s four-member group ‘Mamamoo’, which is a huge name in the world. The girl group consists of four idols, Hwasa, Solar, Moonbyul, and Wheein. Debuting in 2014, the girl group has a few albums hitting the top charts and ongoing solo projects to work on. While Hwasa, the leader of the group, is the most popular and working on projects. Wheein has been keeping to herself since their last album came out. While the net worth of ‘Mamamoo’ as a who group can be estimated around $10 million to 13m million. The girls have made quite a fortune over the years. With Hwasa being the richest in the group for having around $6 million to her name. Moonbyul, Solar, and Wheein are rumored to have $3 million to $4 million to their names.
SM Entertainment’s five-member girl group ‘Red Velvet’ is a huge name in the world. The girl group consists of five idols, Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri. And they released their latest single known as ‘Queendom’ in August 2021. Being the only k-pop girl group to perform in North Korea. The girl group has some huge hits and dollars under their name. Red Velvet is one of the richest girl groups in the world, as each member is a millionaire. The net worth of Red Velvet as a whole group can be estimated at up to $15 million. With Joy being the richest in the group and having $5 million to her name. Wendy follows behind, having $4 million in her net worth. While Yeri and Seulgi have $2 million to their names, along with Irene having around $1 million to her name.
Debuted by Blockberry Creative, Loona is a twelve-member girl group. The group consists of Heejin, Chuu, Hyunjin, HaSeul, Kim Lip, Olivia Hye, Choerry, ViVi, Go Won, Yeojin, Jin Soul, and Yves. Making their debut in 2016, the girl group started getting recognition through their dance covers of various popular idols. Being the third on the list, Loona has an estimated net worth of $20 million. While the net worth of the members as individuals is not revealed yet. The girls of Loona are not millionaires yet, as they are mostly involved in the group activities. And their company has been going through an economic crisis.
JYP’s Twice is a nine-member girl group. Active since 2015, Twice has had a huge fanbase and is known as the ‘Nation’s Girl Group’. The group consists of Jihyo, Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Through their notable success, the girl group has also made it to the Forbes‘ “30 Under 30”. And has been one of the main reasons behind JYPE’s rising stock prices. Estimating the net worth of Twice as a whole group, it falls around $35 million. But each member of the group has far less money to their name. It was reported that each member has a net worth of around $1 million to $2 million. With Sana having a net worth of $3 million and Tzuyu having a net worth of $2 million. All the other members have around $1 million to $1.5 million to their names.
YG Entertainment’s 2NE1 was a four-member girl group. Consisting of Park Bom, CL, Dara, and Minzy, the group became one of the best idols out there. Debuting in 2009, the was active till 2016. The disbanding of the group was a mess, as all the members made an exit from their agency. Revealing all the bullying and routines they had to go through. With all the girls focusing on their solo music careers, they have been killing it in the industry. In their active years, 2NE1 went on to have an estimated net worth of around $50 million. While CL’s estimated net worth falls around $8 million, Sandara Park, i.e., Dara, is the richest member of the group, having around $30 million in her name.
YG’s Entertainment’s four-member group “Blackpink’ is a k-pop group that everybody knows about. The group consists of four members, Jenni, Lisa, Rose, and Jisoo. Being known as the only K-pop group to perform in Coachella. Blackpink is a huge sensation in the west too. With Jenni and Rose’s solo projects out, Lisa is working and promoting her. While Jisoo is still waiting for her turn. Estimating the net worth of Blackpink as a whole, it falls around $60 million. Being the most popular member of the group, Lisa has a net worth of around $14 million. While Jennie and Jisoo have around $12 million to their names. With Rose having an estimated net worth of $10 million. The girl group is the ambassador of brands like Chanel, Dior, Saint Yives, and a lot more.
Girl’s Generation: The Richest Girl Group In K-pop
SM Entertainment’s Girl’s Generation or SNSD was the nine-member girl group. The group consisted of Jessica, Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun. The group debuted in 2007 and ruled the world of K-pop, and even went on to perform in the USA. But the after the departure of Jessica in 2014, SNSD decided to take a break and focus on their solo careers. With or without the group, the girls are magic and have been acing their respective fields. Let it be acting or music. Estimating the net worth of Girl’s Generation as the whole group, it fell around $900 million. Yoona and Taeyeon have a net worth of around $18 million to $20 million. While the other members have a few million to their name, considering they aren’t active in the industry.
Special Mention: Richest Female Kpop Idols After Disband
While many idols had the time of their lives being a part of a girl group. Many idols went on to have a successful career on their own after parting ways with the group that couldn’t make it at that time. Idols like Lee Hyori, a member of the girl group Fin. K. L became the highest-paid female singer in 2006. Her estimated net worth is around $30million to $40 million. Along with Miss A’s Bae Suzy, who made a career in acting after the band disbanded. Her net worth is $25 million. Along with Girl’s Generation former member Jessica having her of business and a net worth of over $25 million.