As one of the top K-Pop groups in the world, it is easy to assume that BTS makes a significant amount of money for BigHit Entertainment, and in effect, for South Korea.
In a revived 2018 statistics gathered by a company called Statista, BTS contributed 0.3% to South Korea’s GDP. This was based on their reported revenue of $4.65 billion.
Coming before BTS is Korean Air‘s 0.7% GDP contribution or $11.65 billion revenue.
What is notable about BTS’s achievement is that unlike the other big names on the list, they are not a company. In other words, their earnings of $4.65 billion has yet to include the other revenues of BigHit Entertainment.
This is further proof of the impact BTS is making in South Korea.