It’s no secret that BTS is making bank. Between album sales, sold-out merch, and spin-off media like 7FATES: CHAKHO, they’re swimming in cash.
A large portion of the group’s profits for 2021 came from commercials and other promotional content. Last year, BTS continued their role as brand ambassadors for Hyundai and Samsung, while entering into new partnerships with big brands like McDonald’s.
BTS earned $8.5 million USD from The BTS Meal campaign, but that’s just a drop in the bucket for these superstars.
In total, BTS made $55.1 million USD through commercials alone. They were Korea’s top-earning CF Kings, but not the only celebs to earn big bucks through ads. Other CF stars include It’s Okay Not to be Okay actress Jun Ji Hyun ($12.5 million USD), Itaewon Class actor Park Seo Joon ($8.2 million USD), and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie ($4.1 million USD).