On June 4, Forbes released its Celebrity 100 list for 2020, ‘The world’s highest-paid celebrities’.
Kylie Jenner topped the list and BTS was 47th; with an estimated $50 million pretax income. Forbes mentioned, “The K-pop super-group grossed $170 million on the road in 2019, more than any American band except Metallica.”
BTS was No. 43 on ‘The Celebrity 100’ last year and yet, is still the only Korean artist on the list.
‘The Celebrity 100 ‘ is ranked through figures based on data from Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Pollstar, IMDB, NPD BookScan and ComScore, in addition to interviews with experts and many of the celebrities themselves. It lists The list ranks “front of the camera” stars around the globe using pretax earnings from June 2019 through May 2020 before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents. Figures are based on information from Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Pollstar, IMDB, NPD BookScan and ComScore as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves (from Forbes Official Website).