SM Entertainment artists have garnered a lot of attention lately for their exceptional sales numbers over the past 3 years.
According the Financial Supervisory Service’s data analysis retrieval and transfer system, SNSD made 17.003 billion won in 2009, 30.004 billion won in 2010, and 21.737 billion won in 2011 up to the third quarter.
From 2009 to the third quarter 2011, the girls have earned a whopping 68.811 billion won. If all of 2011 was included in the data, they would have easily broken the 70 billion mark, considering they released their 3rd album “The Boys” in the 4th quarter. And if you include their successful Japanese activities during this time frame, they would have easily broken the 100 billion won mark.
The 68.811 billion won included in this data for our girls equates to a staggering 42% of SMEnt’s total 161.954 billion won amoung their top 5 artists (SNSD, SuJu, TVXQ, SHINee, f(x)). Wow, now that is SNSD power right there! Data like this is why they are considered the leader of the Hallyu Wave! Let’s hope their transition to the west will earn them just as much success, or better yet, MORE! SNSD hwaiting!!
wooooowww they make so much money o.e
For those who are curious, 70 billion Won is US$62 million.
They make a lot of money, but imagine splitting that in half and then splitting one half into nine. That’s probably how much each girl has gotten (excluding the other solo activities some of the girls have done). It’s still a large amount of money, but definitely lacking compared to other groups with less members, like SHINee and f(x).
But hey, 70 billion Won is a whole lot of money and I’m sure SM cherishes SNSD greatly as the Nation’s Girl Group. Soshi hwaiting! I’m sure we can break 70 billion mark in 2012(:
nah it would be more like 10% of that 70bil would be divide amongst the 9 girls
I love Snsd…
I know so many people hates Snsd.. But Snsd can survive even with many achievement.
Frothy (@Frothy_boy) said:
That’s 59 Million in Australian dollars too.
Great job girls, & all the sones out there.
Its amazing how after almost 5 years together none of them have left the group!
Wow. SNSD hwaiting!
I was so shocked by the data picture, because I thought Super Junior makes more money than SNSD?
Apparently, no one can beat our girls 😉
I hope they will get their fair share on the money and I hope they will continue improve their achievements
The power of soshi 🙂
Now get my girls their own private airplane SMEnt!
unfortunately i think our girls would get a lot less than that. i have read that the companies of kpop artists take a MASSIVE split, maybe even up to 90%. I hope that this is not the case with snsd, or i hope that what i read is false.
Also, 70 billion won is revenue, not net profit. Once you take all snsd’s expenses into consideration and arrive at your net profit, then take the split of the profit sment gets…for the amount of work our girls do i think they are the most underpaid people IN THE WORLD!
Thank god for their solo activities and endorsements! SNSD FIGHTING! 🙂
lol. Thats alot of money and as wigwiggle said they could easily take up to 70% of the revenue. even in america is normal for the record company to take over 50%. So I dont think the girls have that much money tbh.
Without breaking the numbers down and guessing about the cuts they make. I feel very confidant that none of them worry about money. Plus their company pays for a lot of their needs anyway; clothes, food (I assume when their doing some kind of work), they don’t have to pay any bills or anything (being “on the road so much”). I think that once you boil it down they all have more then enough to get what ever they could want. (if anything in this is wrong please don’t rip me a new one)
SHOWS THE AWESOME POWER OF SNSD!!!!
why yoona is always in the middle of the group?
because she’s the center image of SoShi. 🙂
Longer explanation, Yoona is the “Face” of SNSD. When they debut, Taeyeon and maybe some other member(don’t remember who) said she was the image/face of SNSD. Relative to different age range fans, SNSD doesn’t have much grandmother/grandfather or slightly older ahjuma fans (sorry or wording :p). Yoona acted in a very popular TV drama and is more popular with the general public in Korea, so it is obvious that she has a better appeal. As long as the advertisement works, it doesn’t matter who is standing in what position. Although it gets awkward if they rotate positions in every advertisement.
May Thazin Tun said:
I love SNSD more than I can see!
The amount is one thing, the other thing is that they made nearly half of total revenue for sm town which to be is the most impressive fact of all
my sooyoung is so rich !
love sooyoung n SNSD !
占美 (Jamie) said:
They don’t need money; the true payment is their popularity, demonstrated by the % of revenue they account for. The love and support from us, the fans, has more worth than 70 billion Won!
Keep paying our girls with support!
i agree with jamie
Super rich. Man, these girls deserve a private jet.
Patrick Taw said:
Most businesses pay their employees from their revenues, not their profit…profit is revenue less expenses. Employee cost or contractor cost is part of expenses. I suspect SNSD is an employee or at least a contractor that would be paid first.
Think Hollywood accounting, where Tom Hanks would demand $20 million payment and 10% of revenues.
However, any arrangement could have been made, such as members would be paid a percentage of profit. Then they risk having SM Ent. claim no profit and stiff SNSD. I sure that since the girls have luxury products, BMW cars and no complaints, they have a lot of money coming to them.
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James Lin said:
Billions… you got me there for a second. Then I realized, you just forgot to convert that to British pound or US dollars for us native English speakers…
Silent Forces said:
Gosh!! I thought 70 Billion dollar…