Seungri, a member of global K-pop act Big Bang, claims that the money he makes from several businesses is no match for rapper G-Dragon.

“I am currently involved in businesses from a ramen noodle club and cosmetics to a manpower-supplying business,” the singer said. “I have invested in biotechnology and nanotechnology, and am in the process of developing masks that protect people from yellow dust.”

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When asked about his total income, he said the amount is a hundredth of what G-Dragon makes.

Seungri, 28, made the revelation on SBS’s Night of Real Entertainment.

“He is not doing any business, but he just has a lot of money,” Seungri said.

G-Dragon reportedly receives 800 million won (US$700,000) a year in songwriting royalties.

The singer also is known to make lots of money from concerts and endorsements, with speculation he is worth tens of billions of won.

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He is now doing compulsory military service.

Seungri released a solo album “The Great Seungri” on July 20.

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This article was originally written by Dong Sun-hwa for The Korea Times.