Who is the richest NCT 127 member? Net worths, ranked – from Jaehyun’s Prada gig and Taeyong and Yuta for Design United, to Haechan and Mark Lee, who’s also with K-pop idol group SuperM

NCT 127 debuted in 2016 ... and have raked in millions since. Photo: SM Entertainment

NCT 127 is ready to dominate the charts once again on September 16, with the release of its fourth studio album 2 Baddies.

As fans anticipate the new music, the group has been giving its eager “NCTzens” teaser promo content, from YouTube clips to photo shoots posted on Instagram, to add to the hype.

In one video, the SM Entertainment group members are seen posing around luxury cars. So, as we wait for the new album to come out later this month, we take a look at who the richest member of NCT 127 is … ranked by net worth.

10. Jungwoo: US$100,000-US$1 million

Jungwoo from NCT 127 is worth as much as US$1 million as of 2022. Photo: @sugaringcandy/Instagram

According to Networthstatus, Jungwoo sits on a fortune estimated between US$100,000 to US$1 million.

Jungwoo debuted with another subunit, NCT U, before joining NCT 127 as lead vocalist and dancer – both in 2018, per Epic Stream. He’s seen the rapid rise of the group and has spoken in interviews about his transformational journey throughout the years.

NCT 127 made its US television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2018. In April 2019, the group performed on Good Morning America and at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in November.

In July, the suave idol earned his first-ever solo magazine cover on Arena Homme+.

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9. Haechan: US$1.5 million

Haechan is part of NCT Dream and NCT 127. Photo: @haechanahceah/Instagram

According to Kpopstarz, Haechan is worth about US$1.5 million. Similar to fellow bandmate Mark Lee, he is also a part of NCT Dream, which adds to his bank balance.

NCT Dream has been making waves lately for its impressive album sales. Photo: @nct_dream/Instagram

As if NCT 127 isn’t doing phenomenally well already, NCT Dream is also making waves, with its second album Glitch Mode surpassing two million in copies sold in April – a record for the group.

8. Doyoung: US$1.5 million

Doyoung is one of the many vocal talents of NCT 127. Photo: SM Entertainment

KoreanMag estimates Doyoung’s net worth at US$1.5 million, putting him in the same bracket as Haechan.

The star apparently hails from a talented family, with his older brother Gong Myung, who was part of Fantagio’s K-pop actor group 5uprise.
Doyoung stars in Tving drama, Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me. Photo: Viki

In February 2016, Doyoung became a product model for Design United with Taeyong and Yuta. Fans also got to see him in the Tving drama, Dear X Who Doesn’t Love Me, which premiered in July.

7. Yuta: US$1.5 million

Yuta from NCT 127 hails from Japan. Photo: @yuu_taa_1026/Instagram

According to GH Base, Yuta is worth about US$1.5 million like the previous two K-pop stars on this list.

One of the only Japanese idols in NCT, Yuta stands out for his chiselled features and captivating stage presence. And now he will be melting more hearts in his acting debut as a villain in popular Japanese movie franchise High & Low: Worst Cross (X), which is slated to release on September 9, according to reports.

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6. Taeil: US$1 million-US$5 million

Taeil from NCT was scouted nearly a decade ago by SM Entertainment. Photo: @mo.on_air/Instagram

Celeb Vogue estimates Taeil’s net worth to be somewhere between US$1 million and US$5 million, which is pretty good considering he’s only 28.

The star was scouted in 2013 by SM Entertainment at a youth singing contest, per Kpopstarz. Taeil debuted as a vocalist of NCT U in 2016, before debuting a second time as the main vocalist of NCT 127 in the same year.

NCT 127 as the Asia-Pacific region brand ambassadors for Puma. Photo: Puma

It looks like his net worth is about to spike along with his fellow members as NCU 127 was named as brand ambassador for global sports brand Puma in July for the Asia-Pacific region.

5. Johnny: US$1 million-US$5 million

Johnny from NCT 127 is worth as much as US$5 million. Photo: @johnnyjsuh/Instagram

According to Korean Mag, Johnny is worth between US$1 million and US$5 million. He was born in Chicago, USA and joined SM Entertainment in 2007. He originally began his trainee days with the members of Exo, but didn’t end up debuting with it as, according to Koreaboo, he wasn’t ready yet. His breakout came later with NCT 127.

4. WinWin: US$1 million-US$5 million

WinWin from NCT is also known as Dong Si-cheng. Photo: @wwiinn_7/Instagram

WinWin, whose birth name is Dong Si-cheng, moved to South Korea from Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China.

WayV, NCT’s Chinese idol group. Photo: @wayvofficial/Instagram
He is also part of the subunit WayV, which is NCT’s Chinese idol group. Back home, he attended the Beijing Martial Arts Academy, according to Korean Mag. That would probably explain his unique dance style on stage.

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3. Jaehyun: US$1 million-US$5 million

Jaehyun is set to appear in two K-dramas. Photo: @_jeongjaehyun/Instagram

Otakukart says that Jaehyun is worth somewhere between US$1 million and US$5 million, but it’s become clear that his face is very bankable – and it might just be the beginning of his wealth.

In one particular milestone, Jaehyun became the face of Prada in June and attended the Prada spring/summer 2023 Uomo Fashion Show in Milan as his first official event as the brand’s ambassador. The luxury brand said in a statement: “Jaehyun has a sophisticated and classy visual along with a distinct fashion style. So we named (him) as an artist representing our brand.”
Jaehyun stars in K-drama series Dear M. Photo: Viki

Besides this lucrative deal, the dashing idol made his acting debut in Dear M, a mini K-drama series which premiered on June 29. Fans seemed to love his role and praised him for his on-screen charisma.

2. Mark Lee: US$5 million

Mark Lee from NCT has an estimated net worth of US$5 million. Photo: @onyourm__ark/Instagram

Like Taeyong, Mark Lee is also a member of SuperM. That could explain one reason for him snagging the second spot on this list. Otakukart states that his net worth is valued at about US$5 million. The 23 year old is also part of NCT Dream, another subunit of NCT.

Lee is a co-writer for numerous songs for NCT 127 and NCT Dream. He had a hand in NCT U’s debut song, “The Seventh Sense” and “Boss” as well as NCT Dream’s hits like “Rainbow”, according to Kpopstarz.

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Collaborations with Exo’s Xiumin for “Young & Free” and “Lemonade Love” with Jay Park earned him more co-writer credits, per Otakukart.

1. Taeyong: US$9 million

NCT’s Taeyong comes out richest in the group. Photo: Handout

Leader Lee Tae-yong is the frontrunner with US$9 million in the bank, as estimated by Otakukart. The 27 year old is credited with writing and producing many of the band’s hits, such as “Cherry Bomb”, “Regular” and “Sticker”, as per online reports. The album Sticker became NCT 127’s first double-million-seller album and was the group’s first album to enter the top 40 of the United Kingdom’s Official Albums Chart, per Soompi.

Taeyong is also part of K-pop group SuperM. Photo: @superm/Instagram
In addition, Taeyong is also a member of idol group SuperM, which debuted in 2019. Its first mini album shot straight to No 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart – the only K-pop act at the time to do so after BTS, per Forbes.

With two super bands under his belt, and endorsement deals with Korean Air for SuperM and Nature Republic for NCT 127, these certainly catapulted him into being the highest earner in NCT 127.

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