ARMYs always seem to know the great wealth of BTS or the head of HYBE – president Bang Sihyuk along with the huge profit that HYBE owns. However, perhaps many ARMYs do not know that the producers of Big Hit Music also own considerable salaries and αssets. Just recently, a report said that Pdogg (real name Kang Hyo Won), the senior producer of Big Hit Music and the main producer of BTS, received the highest salary No. 1 according to HYBE Labels for half a year. this early year.
On August 13, HYBE Labels submitted their semi-annual report to the ̾Financial Services Commission of South k̾o̾r̾e̾a, which also revealed the individual remuneration of their directors and auditors. Big Hit Music Senior Music Producers Pdogg, Kim Shin Kyu (Management Director) and Yoon Seok Jun (Global CEO) were honored as the top three highest-paid individuals in the first half of the year.
According to the semi-annual report, in the first half of 2021, Pdogg received a total of 40.77 billion won (~$34,906,743) from salary, bonus and profit from stock options. This figure is much larger than the compensation received by the current Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group. Kim Shin Kyu came in second, with a total payout of 27.7 billion won (~$23,709,479). Kim Shin Kyu has been a manager for BTS since their debut days and is currently the managing director of HYBE Labels. HYBE’s CEO of global operations, Yoon Seok Jun, received a remuneration of 23.5 billion won (~20,109,704 USD) in the first half of this year.
These are individuals who have made a lot of contributions and activities for BTS and HYBE’s market in the first half of this year. But the surprising thing is that their salary is even higher than the current No. 1 ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾an corporations. Individuals like Pdogg or Kim Shin Kyu have been with BTS since their debut days and Big Hit is still in debt, but now their salary has become a number that many people dare not dream of.
More specifically, producer Pdogg received the grand prize for songwriting and composition for the third year in a row, at the KOMCA Copyright Awards held by the ̾k̾o̾r̾e̾a Music Copyright Association in February this year. He is also the producer who owns the most works αssociated with the name of BTS. Therefore, along with the success that BTS is achieving, Pdogg deserves a salary for what he has devoted.