Info from 2016 by National Tax Service
In 2015, there were 38 male singers that belonged in the top 1%, and it was TVXQ, Super Junior, Bigbang, SHINee, 2PM, and EXO.
Pann: Incomes of 1st tier idols in 2015
1. [+146, -2] Wow, I knew they were earning a lot but this is amazing. Look at their class, they're like from a different world.
2. [+140, -2] I can't believe some people think EXO isn't earning much ㅋㅋ
3. [+132, -2] I know it's a bull when someone says SM idols don't earn a lot.
4. [+56, -1] Chanyeol is wearing a $30,000 watch.
5. [+44, -3] Why would people worry about EXO's earnings... Do you know how much they earn per tour?