Kim Min Jung, better known as Winter, gained worldwide popularity after debuting as the lead vocalist and lead dancer of rookie girl group aespa back in November 2020. Despite the idol having only been active in the entertainment industry for over a year, Winter has already made a name for herself and become one of the top K-Pop idols in the fourth generation.
With Winter's growing popularity and increasing success, how much has the "Black Mamba" singer earned since making her debut? Is she the richest member of the group? Keep on reading to find out Winter's net worth!
aespa Winter Net Worth 2022
According to reports by media outlets such as Korean Mag, aespa's visual member is said to have en estimated net worth of approximately $1.2 million USD. This is already considered an impressive net worth figure given that Winter has only been within the entertainment industry for a little over a year.
But when taking into consideration the rest of her aespa members, is Winter the richest among them? Based on reports, Winter isn't the richest aespa member, as the member with the highest net worth as of now is the group's Chinese member, Ningning, who has approximately $1.5 million USD in Net Worth.
This makes Winter the second richest member of the group, followed by Karina and Giselle, who has a net worth of $1 million USD.
With that, how was Winter able to earn such a figure?
How Did Winter Accumulate Her Net Worth?
In the case of Winter, a significant portion of her net worth was earned through her activities and promotions with aespa.
Prior to making their debut, aespa's debut had been highly-anticipated as they were the first girl group since Red Velvet in 2014 that SM Entertainment launched. with the group already being under high expectations and had a growing following.
Following the group's debut in November 2020, aespa went on to become one of the most successful and biggest debuts from the fourth generation, with their debut track "Black Mamba" dominating domestic and foreign music charts by placing No. 1.
With their booming popularity around the world, they cemented themselves as one of the leading fourth generation girl groups, along with their music releases, TV appearances, endorsement deals, and more.
Following "Black Mamba," aespa also saw immense success with their succeeding releases "Next Level" and "Savage," which also landed high in several music charts.
In addition, the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) had awarded "Next Level" with a platinum certification after accumulating more than 100 million streams. As for their album "Savage," it was awarded a double platinum certification for having sold more than 500,000 album copies.
aespa's first album "Savage" also made it on the Billboard's Tastemaker Albums, Independent Albums, World Albums, and Billboard 200 charts.
Aside from her activities as an aespa member, Winter is also part of SM Entertainment's supergroup and SuperM's female counterpart, GOT The Beat, joined by fellow aespa member Karina, BoA, Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon and Taeyeon, and Red Velvet's Wendy and Seulgi. The group released their first track "Step Back" in January.
Winter also has several endorsement deals from different brands with aespa, such as Mediheal, Clio, Eider, KB Kookmin Bank, Acqua di Parma, and Givenchy.
With Winter's activities and promotions with aespa, she was able to earn the net worth she has today.