BTS members pose on the red carpet during the 2019 MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan. Photo: Reuters BTS members pose on the red carpet during the 2019 MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan. Photo: Reuters
BTS members pose on the red carpet during the 2019 MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan. Photo: Reuters

Mogul behind K-pop band BTS is now a billionaire thanks to IPO

  • South Korea’s largest listing in years is making Big Hit founder Bang Si-hyuk worth US$1.4 billion
  • But the agency’s heavy reliance on the boy band could also become a drawback, as some of its stars may have to do military service

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
BTS members pose on the red carpet during the 2019 MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan. Photo: Reuters BTS members pose on the red carpet during the 2019 MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan. Photo: Reuters
BTS members pose on the red carpet during the 2019 MAMA Awards in Nagoya, Japan. Photo: Reuters
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