Is It True That BTS’s J-Hope Is The Richest Member? Check Out The Truth, Here!
Being an idol might be one of the dream jobs around the world. How come? Not only will it make you famous, but this job is also able to generate a lot of money. Like other actors in the entertainment industry, many idols in Korea do not depend solely on the world of showbiz. They know that their fame is not eternal, so they start investing in other fields that can become their financial savings in the future.
There are several types of luck they do because they have managed to raise a lot of money and also invest in several areas that provide benefits to them. One of the members of BTS, which is J-Hope, is also known to be a successful K-Pop idol and also has a lot of investments that can even surprise fans. If you don’t know what kind of business he has done besides being a K-Pop idol, let’s take a look at BTS’s J-Hope’s net worth and wealth for his hard work so far!
BTS’s J-Hope’s Real Estate Investment
BTS member J-Hope bought a luxury apartment in Seoul, South Korea. According to a source in the real estate industry, the singer, whose real name is Jung Ho-seok, has bought an apartment in Seoul Forest Trimage. J-Hope, who was born in 1994, bought an apartment for USD 1.6 million, which is a fair price for an apartment located in an elite area.
Seoul Forest Trimage is a luxury apartment complex known for being home to celebrities, sports stars, world figures and other celebrities. Those who live there include JYJ’s Jaejoong, Leeteuk, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Super Junior’s Siwon, Sunny, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and Seo Kang-joon. Apart from apartments, Seoul Forest Trimage also has hotels and various exclusive services for the comfort of its residents.
According to a source, J-Hope bought the apartment in 2016 at a lower price. As a member of the most successful boy group today, J-Hope gets a lot of income from his activities with BTS. But he turns his money around in Real Estate. J-Hope was recorded buying an apartment building in the Seoungsu-dong area, Seoul at a price of 1.4 billion Won. But in just two years, J-Hope’s apartment price nearly doubled, where currently the apartment is worth an estimated 2.4 billion Won.
On July 31st, 2019, an episode of TMI News, which was broadcast on Mnet also introduced BTS’s apartment. J-Hope, Jungkook, and Jin, as is known, the three BTS (Bangtan Boys) members used their income to invest in the real estate business.
In the episode, Jun Hyun-moo lists ‘The 9 Best Idols’ who make the most money and are the owners of buildings. J-Hope is a caretaker on the list of idols who benefit from being building owners. Jun Hyun-moo then discussed BTS’s achievements. “When other people were busy playing, they spent 3 years just preparing for their debut in the 17-pyeong (approx. 56 square meters) training room. The result of those difficult years was that they took 43rd place in the ‘Celebrity World Highs Income 2018’ ranking,” Jun Hyun-moo said.
Among them, J-Hope is the first member to benefit from real estate investment. The price of the luxury apartment in Seongsu Ward that J-Hope bought in 2016 has increased from 1.4 billion won to 2.4 billion won in just 2 years. “I went to check when the apartment was first sold. Because it was too expensive and not near the Han River, I pondered and gave up. Hearing about the apartment’s popularity made my heart ache, so I couldn’t go through the area anymore,” Jun Hyun- moo said.
BTS’s J-Hope’s Stocks Shares Worth
An industry expert said all BTS members renewed their contracts with Big Hit last year without a hitch and that the latest share incentives are further evidence of the strong working relationship between the two parties. Big Hit said the decision was made to strengthen its long-term partnerships with its main artists and motivate them by sharing the company’s wealth.
Meanwhile, CEO Bang said in an online briefing that the company can avoid the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic through sales generated from albums and other sources. Big Hit earned an operating profit of 49.7 billion won from sales of 294 billion won in the first six months of 2020.
BTS is a boy band with a myriad of achievements even though it has only been established for seven years. The boy band, which was formed in June 2013, has entered the prestigious ‘TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2019’ list. They have also received many top awards, such as the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. They are also on Forbes‘ list of the ‘100 Highest-Paid Celebrities’ in the world and are ranked 47th, with a nominal fee of up to $ 50 million.
The individual ownership of each member alone can reach 7.18 billion won ($ 6 million) to 9.23 billion won. The offering price has been set at a range of 105,000 won to 135,000 won per share.
BTS’s J-Hope’s Net Worth: Unofficial Richest Member of BTS?
Famous all over the world and being one of the boy groups that can break records with their success, BTS have caught the attention of many people apart from those who are fans and also music observers. With the wealth they have, many are increasingly curious about their income and also which member is the richest? Is it true that BTS’s J-Hope has a higher net worth than the other members?
Let’s check out the complete information about BTS’s J-Hope’s net worth in the section provided below!
BTS’s J-Hope’s Solo Achievements
As a person who works in the entertainment industry, there must be many who think that BTS’s J-Hope has success with abundant wealth. Then, where did the results of his wealth have recently been revealed? Let’s take a look at the detailed information about BTS’s J-Hope’s solo achievements during his career as a K-Pop idol, below!
BTS’s J-Hope’s First Album Hope World
On February 3rd, 2018, rapper, dancer, and member of a boy band from South Korea Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) J-Hope released his mixtape titled Hope World. This mixtape is his first solo work since he made his debut in BTS in 2013. The release of Hope World was marked by a single from the mixtape, “Daydream.” This groovy 90s song tells the story of his dream of achieving success in his career as an idol.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 1, 2018
The single is followed by a bright and colorful music video, complete with unique backgrounds and animations. This music video also seems to portray the man with the real name Jung Ho-seok as someone who has a cheerful personality in the eyes of ARMYs, as BTS fans are called.
Dubbed as Hixtape, which is a combination of the words ’mixtape’ and ‘hope’ (his stage name), Hope World consists of seven songs, which are the result of his production with other producers, such as “Hope World,” “P.O.P (Piece of Piece) Pt. 1,” “백일몽 Daydream,” “Base Line,” “항상 HANGSANG,” “Airplane,” and “Blue Side (Outro).” The seven songs are a reflection of his life, both as a Korean Pop (K-Pop) idol and his daily life. On the other hand, he also mentioned his career journey as a BTS member, especially in the songs “항상 HANGSANG” and “Airplane.”
Compared to the ‘darker’ concept in RM and Agust D, which are mixtapes released by fellow BTS members, RM and Suga, Hope World has a concept that is considered more ‘colorful’. One of the reasons is the use of lyrics that tend to celebrate the positive things he is experiencing at this time.
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— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) March 1, 2018
Hope World received very positive reactions, especially from ARMYs. The reason is, thanks to their enthusiasm, three hashtags managed to enter the trending topic on Twitter. Meanwhile, the hashtags are #HIXTAPEisComing, #HopeWorld, and #DaydreaMVoutNow. In addition, other BTS personnel also supported the release of this first mixtape through the official BTS Twitter account @bts_twt.
The mixtape is an experimental album produced by the artist himself. The free album is to show the artist’s taste in music and individuality. ARMY gave a special name to the work of the rapper whose full name was Jung Hoseok, named Hixtape. Apparently, J-Hope didn’t know about that. He looked confused when he read fans’ comments talking on his live broadcast on V-Live. “Hixtape? Hmmm… Hixtape?” J-Hope said with a confused expression before smiling. This reaction caught the attention of the owner of the @aegyotaetae account, who used the hashtag #HopeWorld. “Hoseok read the comments and saw Army call it a hixtape, not a mixtape, he went, ‘What is it? why hixtape?’ It turns out that because he does not understand the meaning. He’s really funny, let’s protect him with all our might,” wrote @aegyotaetae.
There were also fans who were excited because the music video of “Daydream” immediately received 1 million likes in 1 hour 43 minutes. “ARMY! We did it! Daydream already has 1 million likes on Youtube. Come on, stream on,” wrote the @BTS_Fambases account which included the #HopeWord hashtag.
As reported by Koreaboo, fans believe that in the music video a lot of help from BTS members, such as hands from Jin to people in astronaut costumes are believed to be BTS members. In one of the cuts to this music video, there is a painting made by BTS members.
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— 머플 (@bts_muffle) March 1, 2018
Up to 12 hours of views since its release, the “Daydream” music video on YouTube has had 9.5 million views. Not a few netizens tweeted that J-Hope’s mixtape was worth it. Gaining success, Hope World perched at number one on the iTunes album chart in 71 countries and all of that was achieved in just 24 hours. Then in 2019, J-Hope’s solo single was released again. Allegedly, J-Hope’s total wealth is estimated at USD 12 million. His wealth has skyrocketed thanks to the Hope World mixtape that brought him success.
This phenomenal mixtape has managed to perch on a number of music charts in various countries, one of which includes the Billboard 200. In addition, their concert ticket sales at Wembley Stadium and other European countries have also generated huge amounts of income. The Hope World album also ranked 63 on the Billboard 200 chart. Not only that, a few moments later the song shot up to 38 and made J-Hope a Korean solo singer who topped the Billboard chart.
On April 7th, 2019, it was reported that J-Hope’s followers on Spotify had reached 1,341,112 and automatically made him the Korean solo singer with the most followers. The record was previously held by Big Bang’s leader, G-Dragon, who at that time had 1,341,111 followers.
This time, on the same platform, J-Hope managed to break another record. Now, J-Hope is the first Korean solo artist to reach 2 million followers on the Spotify platform. What is even more impressive is the fact that J-Hope reached this milestone with only seven songs from one album, Hope World.
BTS’s J-Hope’s Song feat. Becky G—Chicken Noodle Soup
BTS member J-Hope received praise from the South Korean Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-hwa. J-Hope has been praised for being the only male solo artist from South Korea to enter the top ranks of the Billboard music chart. The praise for J-Hope was conveyed by Kang Kyung-hwa at the opening of the 2019 Korea-ASEAN Special Summit in Busan, South Korea. According to Kang Kyung-hwa, BTS’s J-Hope’s song “Chicken Noodle Soup” is proof that culture can be used as an added value when combined with industry.
“’Chicken Noodle Soup’ is a song released by BTS personnel, J-Hope featuring Latin singer Beck G. The song is very popular and is rich in genres, such as Latin, pop, and hip-hop,” said Kang Kyung-hwa.
J-Hope said the song “Chicken Noodle Soup” has been around for some time and has been working on it for a long time. Earlier, when J-Hope was working on the mixtape album Hope World, this song would be a b-side in it. “There were also other artists (songs with) that I was going to work with, but it didn’t work so I ended up releasing Hope World while feeling a little sad about this song,” said J-Hope on Naver V Live, as quoted from Soompi.
The man who was born in 1994 keeps thinking about the song “Chicken Noodle Soup,” and really hopes to release it. J-Hope thinks the song is a track that can really express who he is. Collaborating with Becky-G, the song titled “Chicken Noodle Soup” is also stirring up the masses. The reason is, their music video has been watched more than 122 million times on the YouTube platform.
Reporting from People, this song is the result of a collaboration with American singer Becky G. The video opens with a dance of J-Hope, who opens the music video by singing that chicken noodle soup or chicken noodle soup is best eaten with a glass of soda. “Chicken Noodle Soup” is actually a remake of singer Webstar and Young B of the same name. The song called Chicken Noodle Soup was first released in 2006. This song turned out to be one of J-Hope’s inspirations to learn to dance. In the video, J-Hope performed a dance like a chicken flapping its wings.
With a different twist, this song doesn’t just talk about chicken noodles and soda. But more about the world of dancing, which J-Hope poured in Korean lyrics. Then Becky, also added lyrics in Spanish that are no less interesting.
In less than a day, the music video of “Chicken Noodle Soup” has been watched more than 23,000,000 times and is liked by more than 3.8 million users. The viralness of this song made many BTS fans as well as netizens, do the ‘CNS Challenge’ where many people began to imitate J-Hope’s choreography. Complete with hand movements flapping like chickens, then this video was uploaded on TikTok and Twitter.
“You know how Hope World contains so many colors. I do what I want to do. ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ is the kind of music I like to do too and I keep feeling sad about it,” he said. Finally, he talked with Big Hit Entertainment agency staff about finding other artists and editing the track several times. J-Hope was happy that the song was finally released.
The rapper, whose real name is Jung Hoseok, also talked about how the original “Chicken Noodle Soup” was the song he was singing when he first learned to dance. Since Hope World is a form of expressing himself, he hopes “Chicken Noodle Soup” will be a way for him to talk about dancing on the album. When asked what his family’s response was to the “Chicken Noodle Soup” music video, J-Hope said they liked the song. “My sister gives me great praise. My family tends to praise me a lot,” he said.
On a live broadcast on V-Live on September 27th, 2019, BTS’s J-Hope revealed the story behind the release of the track “Chicken Noodle Soup.” The song with hip-hop music and upbeat dance seems to have a deep meaning for the rapper.
“This song has been around for quite some time,” J-Hope said. “I’ve been working on it for a long time. When I was working on Hope World, this song would be the b-side in it. There were also other artists that I was going to work with, but it didn’t work out so I ended up releasing Hope World while feeling a little sad about this song.”
“I keep thinking about this song, I really hope to release it,” he continued. “I think it’s a track that can really express who I am. You know how Hope World contains many of my own colors – I do what I want to do. And “Chicken Noodle Soup” is the kind of music I like to do too, and I keep feeling sad about it.”
The rapper then revealed that he had continued to make changes to the track while discussing with the agency to find other artists to perform this song. “After thinking about it for a bit, I actually worked on it around the time before the Billboard Music Awards,” he shared that he found Becky G absolutely great, describing her as very kind and professional. “I keep thinking it is a good decision to collaborate with her,” he said.
Beside that, BTS’s J-Hope also tells stories about his personal life through the lyrics given in “Chicken Noodle Soup.” The single includes the lyrics, “From Gwangju, one gang of you-know-what. Geum-nam Chung-jang Street, that’s my Harlem.” It is known that J-hope is indeed from Gwangju, South Korea. However, the name of the street where he lived became new information. Besides that, the dance academy, Neuron Dance Academy is also located on the same street.
J-Hope himself spent his time dancing in the Neuron Dance Academy for approximately six years. Starting when he was still 10 years old, until finally growing up a teenager at the age of 16 years. It doesn’t stop there, “Chicken Noodle Soup” also contains the story of when J-Hope joined Neuron, a dance group. At that time, he was the youngest member of the group.