Forbes Korea released the results of ‘Korea Power Celebrities’ on 25th February in commemoration of their 6th anniversary.
‘Korea Power Celebrities’ selects 40 individuals/groups from the fields of acting, singing, CF modelling, sports etc looking at their popularity, income and influence etc.
And group Big Bang and WonderGirls are #2 and #3 on the chart respectively.
And the title of ‘Korea’s Best Star’ goes to ‘fairy on ice’ ice skater Kim Yeon Ah.
The standards used in ‘Korea’s Power Celebrities’ are the same of that used in Forbes America’s ‘Power Celebrity 100′.
Kim Yeon Ah emerged as ‘Korea’s Best Star’ after winning 2nd on influence on media appearance, 1st on professionalism, 3rd for popularity on internet search and appearance on broadcast programs and 12th on income.
And 5-member group Big Bang, who roped in a total of 35 billion KRW of income on album sales and concert sales, is listed at #2 position on the chart after Kim Yeoh Ah. And also girl group WonderGirls, who brought us many smash hits after smash hits like ‘Tell Me’ and ‘Nobody’ is at #3 on the chart.
#4 – Kpop diva Lee Hyori
#5 – Group So Nyeo Shi Dae
#6 – Soccer plater Park Ji Seong on Man.U team
#7 – Lee Seung Yeop
#8 – Singer Rain
#9 – MC Yoo Jae Seok
#10 – Kim Tae Hee