BTS: Suga Had a Heartbreaking Past That Involved Not Making Enough Money to Eat

In the past few years, BTS has been growing in popularity to become one of the biggest boy bands in the world. The group currently has millions of followers on social media and countless fans on every continent. As such, it is a given that the members of BTS are making a lot of money for their work.

However, things did not used to be this easy for them. Suga, especially, had a hard time financially back then. He admitted that he frequently did not have enough money to eat.

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BTS’s Suga | Steve Ferdman/Getty Images for Elvis Duran

Suga struggled financially before debuting with BTS

When he was younger, Suga tried to become a solo artist. As told by Koreaboo, he had an unpaid job at a recording studio, which allowed him to make music, but it was not giving him any money. As a result, he often had to choose between buying food and taking the bus home.

Suga became a trainee at Big Hit Entertainment in his late teen years, and he continued to work part-time to make money. While working as a delivery person, he got into an accident which severely injured his body.

“I had the accident when I was delivering on a motorcycle. When I opened my eyes, I could see the wheels right in front of me. I got dragged into the wheels and couldn’t move because my shoulder was dislocated,” Suga once shared.

According to Koreaboo, after the accident, Big Hit decided to pay for his tuition so that he no longer has to work part-time.

What is Suga’s net worth today?

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Even after BTS debuted in 2013, the guys still struggled to gain recognition. The seven members even lived together in cramped apartments as they tried to climb their way up the charts.

Things started looking better for BTS some time in 2015 as they began to attract more fans in South Korea and around the world. By 2017, group had become an international phenomenon.

These days, BTS’s net worth is estimated to be around $45 to $60 million combined.

Individually, the members have different net worths since they each contribute different things to the group. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Suga’s own net worth is around $12 million. He helps write many of BTS’s songs and even has his own solo career.

What does Suga spend his money on?

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Suga and his fellow members might be millionaires now, but they do not spend money frivolously. However, Suga himself has made some big purchases over the years.

Even though BTS still live together in a large, luxury apartment, Suga bought his own place as well. In 2019, he spent around $3 million on an apartment in an expensive neighborhood in Seoul. It was reported that he bought it without a loan.

Additionally, Suga has also donated a lot of money to charitable causes. For example, for his 26th birthday in 2019, he donated around $88,000 to the Korea Pediatric Cancer Foundation.