uncle Jemima wrote:
I don't think they make all that much. Certainly not relative to their fame. A successful business executive likely makes considerably more... and gets to have as many boyfriends or girlfriends as they like.
I understand that music acts in Japan don't make a ton of money from CD releases, but with all those years of performing in the AKB theater, surely that has profited the members no? I actually have no idea how much they make from theater performances though, so I'm just kind of guessing.
From what I gathered in the past...
Maeda Atsuko banked like 600,000 USD$ just from AKB48 participation alone.
I don't believe the undergirls or KKS really make enough to really be baller..
I'm sure they make additional $$ from commercials, movies, dramas, photobooks, idk etc. Cause Yuko Oshima had the most commercials of her airing in Japan last year. So that definately translates in revenue somehow.