The popularity of BTS was demonstrated once again with an MBC report that surprised fans of the K-Pop group by revealing the approximate amount Taehyung would earn per Instagram post.
On April 23rd, Korean outlet MBC released a report on the number of likes, engagement, and approximate cost per post for BTS’ Taehyung on Instagram, based on an analysis by SPEAKRJ, a page that measures celebrity social media around the world.
Four months after the arrival of BTS on Instagram, Taehyung would be earning $773,000 per post, since he has 32% engagement and 12.9 million likes on average per post.
taehyung’s instagram literally consists of art, his dog, himself, and his boyfriend jungkook pic.twitter.com/x0brhM8wpq
— aly⁷☾ (@nyamjinluv) December 8, 2021
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This figure was enough for V of BTS, stage name of Kim Taehyung, to surpass international celebrities, such as Zendaya ($528,000), Kylie Jenner ($514,000), Cristiano Ronaldo ($451,000), Kendall Jenner ($362,000), Leo Messi ($308,000), Selena Gomez ($226,000) and more.
Recognized as the ‘King of Instagram’, the member of the K-Pop also holds the title of being the only Asian to feature in the top 20 most popular posts on the social network, with a photo of his pet Yeontan.
Yeontan, Kim Taehyung’s pet, became the most liked dog on Instagram history surpassing Ariana Grande’s dog pic.twitter.com/MOAfdpYqOY
— daily tae praise (@dailytaepraise) December 7, 2021