Forbes Korea just released the list of the highest income-earning Korean celebrities on YouTube in 2021 on Tuesday. As expected, K-pop groups and solo artists dominated the said list with BTS, BLACKPINK, and NCT Dream nabbing the top spots.
Who made it to Forbes Korea's list of highest income-earning Korean celebrities on YouTube in 2021? Keep on reading to know more details.
BTS, BLACKPINK, NCT DREAM, SEVENTEEN, And BamBam Completed The Top 5
As per usual, BTS secured the top spot with their official YouTube channel called "BANGTANTV." Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, Suga, RM, and V's channel, currently, has a total of 57 million subscribers, with approximately 12 billion views in total. Forbes Korea estimated that the YouTube channel of the biggest all-male K-pop group today had earned around $16.4 million USD, which is around 19.1 billion KRW, in 2021.
BLACKPINK came in second place with their YouTube channel called "BLACKPINK," which has a total of 64.5 million subscribers and around 19 billion views in total as of late. Forbes Korea estimated that Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo and Rosé's collective YouTube channel was able to generate around $11.6 million USD, which is around 13.5 billion KRW, this year so far.
Getting the third spot is NCT Dream with their YouTube channel called "NCT DREAM," which currently has a total of 3.94 million subscribers and approximately 394.8 million views. Forbes Korea estimated that the K-pop group's official channel had garnered an income of $1.81 million USD, which is around 2.10 billion KRW, in 2021.
SEVENTEEN made it to the fourth rank with their YouTube channel titled "SEVENTEEN," which already has 6.85 million subscribers and around 2.1 billion views in total. Forbes Korea estimated that the group's channel helped them earn around $1.65 million USD, which is about 1.92 billion KRW, this year so far.
Completing the Top 5 list is GOT7 member BamBam for his official solo YouTube channel called "BamBam," which presently has a total of 1.07 million subscribers and around 75 million views all in all. Forbes Korea estimated that the said channel generated an income of $1.45 million USD, which is around 1.69 billion KRW, in 2021.
MAMAMOO ($1.45 million USD), EXO ($1.45 million USD), IU ($1.34 million USD), aespa ($1.24 million USD) and TOMORROW X TOGETHER or TXT ($981,000 USD) rounded off the Top 10.
BTS Fans Gear Up For Jungkook's Upcoming 24th Birthday
Meanwhile, avid followers of BTS have been preparing for the imminent 24th birthday celebrations of Jungkook, who is the youngest member of the group. The "Golden Maknae" is set to turn 24 on Sept. 1 and his supporters are making sure they express their love and admiration to him in grand gestures.
Reports have it that devoted fans of BTS Jungkook in India have rented space to place a billboard dedicated to the "Life Goes On" singer. Photos of the said billboard spread on social media, showing that it also features QR codes to some of the singer-dancer's solo tracks such as Begin, My Time, Still With You, and Euphoria. Check photos here.
In China, followers of BTS Jungkook dedicated a 7-meter customized stage structure that resembles the cover design of his Still With You song. The said structure will be installed on Wednesday, Sept. 1, and will stay there for the entire week. See photos here.
Fans based in Indonesia dedicated LED banners for BTS Jungkook. The birthday banners were displayed at Kuningan City, which is in the southern part of Jakarta. Check photos here.
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