The 15 most powerful Korean celebrities in Korea according to Forbes Korea
Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 is an annual list published by Forbes Korea since 2009.
This is a catalog of the 40 most powerful celebrities in South Korea, ranking sports, music, arts, film and television personalities based on their professional achievements, media exposure, social media popularity, television appearances and earnings over the past year.
The 2023 list has been released and includes the most influential and highest paid celebrities in Korean entertainment industry.
Here are the top 15 that emerged from that list.
- Lee Seung Gi
The actor and singer has always attracted attention with his many talents. A lot of ink was also spilled on his marriage this year.
- Kim Hee Jae
Kim Hee Jae is a singer known as a child prodigy. He is also a good actor and hosts TV with talent.
- Kim Ji Eun
The actress gained popularity with her role in One Dollar Lawyer, where she won the hearts of fans.
- Lee June from 2 p.m
This year he was especially honored for his acting talent. Also, there are rumors that 2PM will be making a comeback soon.
- Park Eun Bin
The incredible ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ actress is obviously on the list, she even won the top prize at the Baeksang Arts Awards.
- young tac
South Korean singer Young Tak made the top 10, showing that his eclectic musical style has kept him at the top in Korea.
- Jang Yoon Jung
Women are also very good trot singers, as Jang Yoon Jung proves. His latest album showed his popularity.
- Jan Minho
In 2022, singer Jang Minho was number ten on the list and saw his notoriety rise to match his spot on the list. The singer rose to fame after appearing on the hugely popular reality show Mr. Trot in 2020.
- they love you
The veteran actor has always been popular, but gained popularity for his role in the kdrama My Liberation Notes.
- Lim Young Woong
The famous singer is perhaps the most popular solo singer in South Korea. He continues with every outing to show off his talent.
- Yoo Jae Suk
Along with his charming personality and quick wit, he continues to be loved by the fans. His shows, in particular, continue to gain popularity and attract the attention of netizens around the world.
- song Joong Ki
The actor has been very busy lately. Between many successful K-Dramas like Vincenzo and the announcement of his marriage and the pregnancy of his fiancee, he is the center of the news.
- BLACK PINK
The Queens of Kpop couldn’t help but pop up in the rankings with their BORN PINK world tour and headlining at the Coachella festival.
- son Heung Min
The football team’s recent performance at the World Cup stood in stark contrast to their previous attempt and saw the members as “national heroes”.
In particular, with his determination, team spirit and talent, Son Heung Min was considered the leader who helped lead the team to tremendous success.
Although members began their recruitment slowly, the group showed their influence through solo activities, including music, appearances on variety shows, and touring.
Here are the rest of the celebrities on the list:
16 Lee Chan won
17 Cho Gue Sung
20 Lee Se Young
21 Kim JoonHo
22 Lee Jong Suk
23 kimji mins
24 Bae Da Bin
25 Song Hye Kyo
26 Kim Se Jeong
27 New jeans
28 Kim TaeRi
29 Lee Seung Yoon
30 Jung Dong won
31 Park Ji Hyun
32 Kim Ho Joong
33 Ahn Hyo Seop
34 Kim Min Jae
35 Lee JungHoo
36 Nam Joo Hyuk
37 Kim Hye Soo
39 Song Ga-In
40 Kang Tae Oh