Saturday, February 26, 2011

SNSD Top Forbes Korea’s 2011 List of Power Celebrities

SNSD‘s influence and popularity is proven yet again as they were chosen as Korea’s no. 1 Power Celebrity by Forbes Korea this year.

Manchester United’s winger and former captain for the Korean soccer team, Park Jisung came in second after SNSD while Korea’s figure-skating queen, Kim Yuna, is placed third this year after topping the list for two consecutive years previously.
The list of Top 40 celebrities were revealed in conjunction with the 8th anniversary of Forbes Korea’s founding. The ranking were determined by appearances on news articles, TV advertisements, Internet searches and so on. Other than the overall ranking, Forbes Korea also listed celebrities in terms of Sales, Media, Broadcast and Activities.
SNSD ranked second for the Sales and Media category respectively, third for Broadcast and came in first for Activities. SNSD had a tremendous success last year in terms of music sales where they recorded a massive 270,000 copies on Hanteo Chart in addition to the numerous awards they won on almost every major music awards ceremony.
Actor-host Lee Seunggi also made the list at fourth while boybands 2PM and 2AM charted at fifth and eighth places respectively. Nation’s MC Yoo Jaesuk and Kang Hodong made it at sixth and tenth.
What do you think of the list? Do you agree with it or think otherwise?
The overall Top 40 ranking are as follows:

2. Park Jisung
3. Kim Yuna
4. Lee Seunggi
5. 2PM
6. Yoo Jaesuk
7. Lee Chungyoung
8. 2AM
9. Choo Shinsoo
10. Kang Hodong
11. Lee Hyori
12. Yoon Shiyoon
13. Rain
14. Park Jooyoung
15. Shin Mina
16. Super Junior
17. Won Bin
18. Hwang Jungeum
19. Kim Hyesoo
20. Ko Hyunjung
21. Kang Dongwon
22. Lee Daeho
23. Park Taehwan
24. Lee Nayoung
25. Jang Donggun
26. Shin Sekyung
27. Lee Kungkyu
28. Big Bang
29. Lee Minjung
30. Choi Kyungjoo
31. 2NE1
32. Hyun Bin
33. Bae Youngjoon
34. Moon Geunyoung
35. Lee Minho
36. Han Hyojoo
37. Kim Taehee
38. Park Chanho
39. Park Myungsoo

Credit: Joongang, Forbes Korea
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