Forbes announced the 40 most powerful celebrities in Korea

As usual, Forbes Korea has published a list of the 40 most powerful celebrities in Korea in 2021 based on its own set of evaluation criteria.

On April 27, Forbes Korea published a list of the 40 most powerful celebrities of the year.  Each year, this magazine will select the 40 most prominent characters from many different fields such as sports, music, art, … The prominent names will be ranked based on their achievements and ranges of influence, popularity and income.

The number 1 spot on this year’s list belongs to BTS with great contributions to global music.  This is the second time in a row that BTS leads the list thanks to their remarkable achievements, even the miracle of No.1 Billboard Hot 100. Right behind BTS are 4 BLACKPINK girls, baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin,  soccer player Son Heung Min and trot singer Lim Young Woong.  Meanwhile, hot actors such as Park Seo Joon, Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin … ranked lower than expected this year. 


BTS has proved the group’s current position when they led the list of 40 most powerful celebrities for 2 consecutive years.


Meanwhile, BLACKPINK also reached 2nd place with many outstanding achievements in many fields such as fashion, music, entertainment, …

3. Ryu Hyun Jin

Known as the “monster” of the Korean sports industry, baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin easily took 3rd place, surpassing a series of famous names

4. Son Heung Min

Son Heung Min is the only soccer player to be named on the list

5. Lim Young Woong

Trot singer Lim Young Woong is a name that has been loved by all people and families throughout the year

Although he has been in operation for 30 years, the national MC – Yoo Jae Suk is still in the top 7 in the list of powerful stars
Hot actors like Park Seo Joon, Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin – Son Ye Jin, Kim Soo Hyun … did not achieve high rankings on this chart, losing to Trot singers and sports players.

The results of the top 40 most powerful celebrities in Korea in 2021 published by Forbes is as follows:

  1. BTS (singer)
  2. BLACKPINK (singer)
  3. Ryu Hyun Jin (baseball player)
  4. Son Heung Min (soccer player)
  5. Lim Young Woong (singer)
  6. Kim Kwang Hyun (baseball player)
  7. Yoo Jae Suk (MC, comedian)
  8. Young Tak (singer)
  9. Jung Dong Won (singer)
  10. Jang Yoon Jung (singer)
  11. Lee Chan Won (singer)
  12. TWICE (singer)
  13. IU (singer, actor)
  14. Park Seo Joon (actor)
  15. Jang Min Ho (singer)
  16. Lee Min Ho (actor)
  17. Cha Eun Woo (singer)
  18. Baek Jong Won (chef)
  19. Na Tae Joo (singer, actor)
  20. Kim Soo Hyun (actor)
  21. Hyun Bin (actor)
  22. Kim Ho Joong (singer)
  23. Suzy (singer, actress)
  24. Kim So Yeon (actress)
  25. Joo Ji Hoon (actor)
  26. Kim Soo Chan (singer)
  27. Son Ye Jin (actor)
  28. Park Jin Young (singer, producer)
  29. Sung Si Kyung (singer)
  30. Lee Seung Gi (singer, actor)
  31. Kim Seon Ho (actor)
  32. Park Se Ri (golfer)
  33. Lee Hyori (singer)
  34. Kim Hee Ae (actor)
  35. Kim Yeon Kyung (volleyball player)
  36. Bi Rain (singer)
  37. Jo Jung Suk (actor)
  38. Na Hoon Ah (singer)
  39. Han Sohee (actor)
  40. Park Shin Hye (actor)

Source: Forbes

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