As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.
Kim Tae-hyung is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular boy group BTS, for which he is a vocalist. Renowned for his baritone singing voice, Kim is regarded as a role model by other Korean artists like Younghoon, Jaehyun, Byun Hyun-min, Yeosang, Jungseung, Mingi, and Yunmin.
South Korean singer, rapper, and songwriter, Psy, is known internationally for his hit single Gangnam Style. The music video for the song became the first video to exceed one billion views on YouTube and continues to be one of the most viewed videos on the platform. Psy is credited to have popularized K-Pop in the Western music industry.
Lee Seung-hyun became a South Korean celebrity with his reputation as the youngest member of boy band, Big Bang. With his stage name Seungri, the singer and songwriter who came up with several popular songs went on to star in movies. He was involved in the Burning Sun sex scandal. He is also a businessman and participates in philanthropic activities.
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12 Park Ji-yeon
13 Kim Joon
14 Seo Taiji
15 Choi Si-won
Choi Si-won is a South Korean model, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular boy band, Super Junior. Regarded as one of South Korea’s most bankable actors and singers, Choi was named in Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2016. Also a well-known philanthropist, Choi works closely with agencies like 'UNICEF Korea'.
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17 Song Ji-eun
Yang Hyun-suk is a South Korean rapper, music executive, record producer, and dancer. He is credited with founding one of South Korea's biggest record companies, YG Entertainment, for which he also serves as the chief executive officer. Yang Hyun-suk is best known for his association with the now-defunct music group, Seo Taiji and Boys.
Park Jin-young is a South Korean singer, record producer, songwriter, reality television show judge, and record executive. He is credited with founding one of South Korea's most profitable entertainment agencies JYP Entertainment, for which he also serves as co-CEO. Park Jin-young is also credited with managing successful K-pop artists like Wonder Girls, Stray Kids, Miss A, Rain, Twice, and 2PM.
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Suho is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He serves as the leader of the popular South Korean-Chinese boy band Exo and its sub-group Exo-K. Over the course of his career as an entertainer, Suho has won several prestigious awards, such as a Yegreen Musical Award, Stagetalk Audience Choice Award, JIMFF Award, DIMF Award, and Asia Culture Award.
In 2020, Kim Jae-joong was named South Korea’s richest K-pop star. The former member of TVXQ later joined JYJ. He also soared to fame with K-dramas such as Manhole and Triangle. He loves splurging on luxury cars and owns lavish apartments, malls, and restaurants in Korea and Japan.