While the K-pop idols have certainly made a mark in the world of entertainment and music, they are very much present in the social world too. Some of the most loved K-pop artists have now turned YouTubers due to its direct connection with fans across the world.
Check out the highest-earning Idols turned YouTubers:
10. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon opened her channel “TaengooTV” in January 2013. Since then, she has amassed over 1.23 million subscribers and 38 million views. It is estimated that she earns $2,000/month or $23,700/year.
9. EXO’s Baekhyun
South Korean singer-actor Baekhyun introduced his YouTube channel to fans in May 2019. Within a little over a year, he has garnered over 2.90 million subscribers and 34 million views. His estimated earning is $3,500/month or $41,800/year.
HyunA who debuted as a member of the girl group Wonder Girls opened her channel in September 2019. Even though it has not even been a year, HyunA has over 1.68 million subscribers and 38 million views. It is estimated that she earns approximately $6,500/month or $78,400/year.
7. Apink’s Bomi
As like most other K-pop idols, Apink’s Bomi opened her channel “Bbom Bbom Bbom” in April 2019. Since then, she has amassed over 815,000 subscribers and 50 million views. Her estimated earning is approximately $7,300/month or $87,800/year.
6. Akdong Musician’s Suhyun
Akdong Musician’s Suhyun opened her channel, originally called “MochiPeach,” in May 2017. Her channel has garnered over 1.45 million subscribers and 60 million views. Her estimated earning is $12,300/month or $147,000/year.
5. EXO’s Chen
One of the most loved EXO members Chen began his personal YouTube channel in March 2019. Since he created his channel, he has garnered over 1.73 million subscribers and 23 million views. It is estimated that he earns approximately $12,900/month or $154,000/year.
4. DAY6’s Jae
The lead vocalist and electric guitarist of JYP’s first rock band, Jae Park made his debut on September 7, 2015. Since January 2016, DAY6’s Jae has been interacting with fans through his Youtube channel. Formerly called “JAESIX,” the channel is now called “eaJ.” Jae already has over 889,000 subscribers and 21 million views. His estimated earning is $13,200/month or $157,900/year.
3. MAMAMOO’s Solar
The lead singer of girl group Mamamoo, Kim Yong-sun aka Solar made her solo debut with the single “Spit it Out” on April 23, 2020. She created her channel “SoLarSiDo” in January 2019. Being one of the popular K-pop idols, she has already gotten over 2.26 million subscribers and 112 million views. It is estimated that she earns $20,600/month or $247,300/year.
South Korean singer-songwriter and actress IU made her singing debut at the age of fifteen with ‘Lost and Found’. Years later IU opened her Youtube channel in February 2017. Since then, she has amassed over 3.91 million subscribers and 164 million views. Her estimated earning is $49,000 USD/month or $588,600/year.
1. BLACKPINK’s Lisa
Lalisa Manoban, better known by her stage name Lisa is one of the leading Thai rappers, singers and dancers. BLACKPINK’s Lisa surprised fans with her personal Youtube channel “Lilifilm Official” in October 2018. Meanwhile, she has already garnered over 3.68 million subscribers and 110 million views. Her estimated earning is $84,000/month or almost $1 million/year. She is currently the highest-paid K-pop idol turned YouTuber in South Korea.
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