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Bangtan Boys make this year's Forbes list of world's highest-paid stars

Bangtan Boys (Chosun Ilbo photo)

(The Chosun Ilbo) -- Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, ranked 43rd on Forbes magazine's latest list of top-earning superstars.

In the annual ranking of the World's Highest-Paid Celebrities released on Wednesday, BTS shared the spot with U.S. actors Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler and U.S. singer-songwriter Pink with US$57 million.

The list "ranks 'front of the camera' stars around the globe using their pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2018 through June 1, 2019, before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents."

BTS were the list's only Asian stars other than actor Jackie Chan, who ranked 39th with $58 million.

Pop singer Taylor Swift topped the list with $185 million, followed by model Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West.

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