11:55 am - 02/18/2013

Who are the richest idols?

Article: 'Good Morning' Choi Siwon-G-Dragon chosen as 'chaebol idols stars'

Choi Siwon, JYJ, G-Dragon, BoA, Goo Hara...

Rich by birth:

- Sooyoung

- Jinwoon




1. G-Dragon

2. Kang Ta

3. Junhyung

1. [+126, -23] Honestly, from an objective point of view, G-Dragon should be #1 considering that all of the money he posseses was earned by himself.

2. [+100, -6] Stop putting out articles like this. It only makes everyone and their mothers aspire to be idols, which only saturates the market even more. Only the absolute minority can get a taste of this kind of wealth.

3. [+101, -8] There are a lot more salarymen than chaebols in Korea. Show what the life is like for salarymen. I'm sitting here at work on this Monday morning and I'm already at a loss of will after reading about 20 year old chaebols.

4. [+90, -1] There clearly needs to be a distinction between idols who are rich simply because their parents are and idols who are rich because they earned that money.

5. [+86, -7] I can understand up to Siwon, G-Dragon, JYJ, and BoA, but Goo Hara....? I guess being pretty really does pay well... ㅋ

6. [+79, -8] Goo Hara??????;;;

7. [+70, -0] No wonder everyone wants to be a celebrity

8. [+68, -2] The reason Suzy isn't on this list is because no matter how many individual activities she does, JYP makes her share with the other members ㅋ

9. [+64, -2] Do the SM idols all get some jaw elongating work done? Kang Ta, Siwon, Yunho... all of their chins just keep getting longer.

10. [+72, -10] How is Junhyung in 3rd???ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

- Royalties, featurings, writing lyrics etc etc

Source: Netizenbuzz via TV Report via Naver
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june_natsuyuki 18th-Feb-2013 05:50 pm (UTC)
9. [+64, -2] Do the SM idols all get some jaw elongating work done? Kang Ta, Siwon, Yunho... all of their chins just keep getting longer.

lol at this comment
booboobooboo99 19th-Feb-2013 03:25 am (UTC)
Ahahahaha I just noticed this.
Truth though.

I didn't know Jinwoon was from wealthy blood though. >.<
He always seemed kinda goofy and humble.
craver199103 18th-Feb-2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
lol@netizens trying to put GD #1 at everything. The first part of the list clearly says "rich by birth" what does earning it have to do with anything when that's it's own separate list just let him BE goddamn
askbask 18th-Feb-2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
Rich by birth is a separate list of names in the article. As usual it's confusing and I'm not sure this stuff is based on facts as much as today's assumptions by the show writers.
kiminikaeru 18th-Feb-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
wtf junhyung?
the_erotomanic 18th-Feb-2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
people pay him to write rap lyrics and to guest rap for their songs. :o\
gigabytexx 18th-Feb-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
"9. [+64, -2] Do the SM idols all get some jaw elongating work done? Kang Ta, Siwon, Yunho... all of their chins just keep getting longer."

omg hopefully Kris wont follow them
iksagor 18th-Feb-2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hopefully no need, considering SM stars get surgery to have chins that look like Kris'.
love4movies 18th-Feb-2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
JYJ are among the richest? Imagine where they would be, if SM had paid them properly all the time...
joongielover 19th-Feb-2013 04:47 am (UTC)
i wonder if yunho and changmin would've made the list if they were paid properly... :(
rosetta16 18th-Feb-2013 06:03 pm (UTC)

I think most of this wealth list come from what people can calculate, of what they see, not real facts

Edited at 2013-02-18 06:08 pm (UTC)
8jj6 18th-Feb-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
They're basing it on real facts, I think you're trying to say that they're basing it on what can be seen so they might miss hidden investments. But that's the case with any list of this kind.

BoA is on this list though.
setsuna16 18th-Feb-2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Get that money, BoA, Siwon and Kangta!

But it doesn't really give amounts. The article is confusing.
the_erotomanic 18th-Feb-2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
9. [+64, -2] Do the SM idols all get some jaw elongating work done? Kang Ta, Siwon, Yunho... all of their chins just keep getting longer.

add kris to that list, too.
bunica1990 18th-Feb-2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
allegsiseu 18th-Feb-2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
lol at everyone's confusement about hara being on the list
uledy 18th-Feb-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
who is yookyung and hyungshik?

anyway, i'm always confused as to why things from netizen buzz are posted here...like, there are no articles, just a vague sentence about some story/topic and random netizen reactions. i get that's the website...but, there's never anything for me to go by to have a reaction to the netizen's reactions. idk idk :/
strawberry_efeu 18th-Feb-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yookyung is from APINK and Hyungshik is from ZE:A
8jj6 18th-Feb-2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
Koreans have very broad definition for "rich by birth". If you came from an upper middle class family and had 3 bathrooms and a backyard, they lump you in the "rich by birth" category.
imyoona 18th-Feb-2013 09:12 pm (UTC)
Well Yookyung's father owns a 90 million dollar company, Hyungshik's parent is a ceo of a foreign car company, Siwon's father is also a CEO of a company and Jinwoon's house use to be a company building so it's pretty big.

Nobody in that list seems middle class.
ashiva 18th-Feb-2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty certain that most of 2PM members are a lot richer than Junhyung 'cause you have to have lots of hit songs in order to make some serious money in kpop-industry. And I don't think he's even first credited writer for that many songs. Also pretty sure his featurings don't make him that much money compared to all the concerts and CFs 2PM members do. Like he might be the richest one in Beast, but not very rich compared to other idols that have more CF deals.

Edited at 2013-02-18 06:28 pm (UTC)
katiewenchh 20th-Feb-2013 03:06 am (UTC)
if you're talking CF deals, those payments are most likely split up amongst the group members and some money also goes back to the entertainment company, no? junhyung has written/produced 30+ songs and that's done on his own, not through his group, so he's paid directly for royalties.
erbalurbal 18th-Feb-2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
This list is lacking
lysblack 18th-Feb-2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
out of all the female idols hara is the richest? idk why i find it hard to believe

plus they seem to be using the possessions that were bought as a way to say how rich they are, instead of actual income.
miamaimi 18th-Feb-2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
property is the best way to measure actual wealth tho...
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