BIgBang makes Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list

July 8, 2016

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) — South Korean boy band BigBang was included on the Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 highest paid celebrities for this year.

The U.S. economic magazine unveiled this in its article titled “Bigbang Theory: How K-pop’s Top Act Earned $44 Million In A Year” on Wednesday (on local time).

It reported that the band took home US$44 million (51 billion won) in pretax earnings in 2015, more than the $33.5 million collected by Maroon 5, the highest-paid American male group.

“We made more than Maroon 5? Did not know that. My mom is in charge of my earnings,” BigBang’s leader G-Dragon said during their interview with the Forbes.

The official Forbes Celebrity 100 list will be announced on July 12.

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