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BTS, G-Dragon And Korean Stars Own The ‘Black Card’ Of The Super-Rich

The Korean entertainment industry gathers countless "underground giants", but only a few of them accidentally or openly reveal their black cards through special situations. The powerful black card surprised fans because of the wealth of idols like BTS, Bigbang...

In Korea, the Hyundai Black card (Hyundai black card) proves the top financial power. According to SCMP, only 0.05% of the super-rich population in Korea owns this card. Followed by Samsung Card’s Raume O black cards, Hana Card’s Club 1 and Koomin Card’s Tantum.

V, Jungkook and Jin (BTS)

BTS is known as a “global group” with a wide reputation in many countries around the world. In the past few years, the group has been active with huge revenue from album sales, advertising, concerts, etc. Accordingly, the wealth of BTS members has always been a topic of public interest. curious.

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One of the proofs of BTS’s wealth is the fact that a member of the group has a black card. The youngest Jungkook was caught using a Hyundai black card to buy snacks at vending machines but was refused. Meanwhile, the eldest Jin used his black card to pay for the group’s meal on the occasion of member Suga’s birthday. According to an article by Koreaboo in 2019, both Jungkook and Jin are said to have personal assets worth $8 million.

Meanwhile, V even posted a photo of his black card on Instagram for fans to admire.

Yeonjun (TXT)

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TXT’s oldest member Yeonjun with a black card has become a hot topic in the fan community because the group is still a rookie. This was revealed through a video of the group, in which the members had lunch and Yeonjun was appointed to pay for the meal. It can be seen that the guy is also an idol with “terrible” financial assets.

T.O.P,  Taeyang and G-Dragon (Big Bang)

It was Bigbang that helped YG Entertainment grow and become one of the top entertainment companies. G-Dragon and Taeyang are two of the first few idols to have a black card. G-Dragon was once named in the list of Top 5 richest idols in 2020 with an estimated fortune of up to 55 million USD, while Taeyang also appeared in the list at 7th place with net worth. up to 20 million USD.

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In 2021, during a purchase of bread from Taegeuk Dang bakery, singer T.O.P of the group Bigbang revealed on the payment receipt that he paid with a Hyundai black card.

According to Soompi, T.O.P’s card is one of the hardest to get, a credit card for the super-rich, who make up 0.05% of the Korean population. In order to open a Hyundai Black Card KAL credit card, cardholders must undergo a rigorous document verification process.

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Card holders must have at least 10 billion won ($9 million) in assets to be eligible to apply for a card. The above profile was approved by all 8 people in the banking system, one of which is the vice president of Hyundai Card.

In addition, when the card is issued, each holder must pay a membership fee of 2 million won (US$1,800) per year, spending a minimum of 10 million won ($9,000) per year. Because the conditions for opening the card are quite strict, and at the same time requiring the cardholder to have a large fortune, not many Korean artists own this powerful card.

Sandara Park (2NE1)

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Another artist who debuted at YG Entertainment with a black card is Sandara Park – a former 2NE1 member. She is also in the Top 10 richest Kpop idols in 2020, so it is probably not surprising that Sandara also owns this powerful black card. Dara used to be a brand representative for a variety of brands from fashion to cosmetics, which is why she earns such a high income.

Suho (EXO)

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Suho got his black card from a very early age and is famous as the richest member of EXO. In addition to being a talented singer, he is also extremely active in various fields such as musicals, movies, advertising… Details of his income is about 8 million USD.

Taeyeon (SNSD)

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In the video posted by her on Taengoo TV (TGTV), Taeyeon went to a general cosmetics store to buy things for her mother, and as soon as she finished shopping, she surprised fans when she took out a black card. power.

Son Ye Jin

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In the movie “Crash Landing on You”, the female lead Se Ri (played by Son Ye Jin) also gave an American Express black card to pay for clothes during a shopping session. These cards prove the power and super-wealth of the holder.

Se Ri’s American Express card is also known as the AMEX black card. The minimum condition for anyone who wants to own this card is to have an annual income of at least $1.3 million and a net worth of over $16 million.

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