Forbes Korea Power Celebrity

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Forbes Korea Power Celebrity is an annual list published by Forbes magazine (Korea) since 2010. It is a catalog of the Top 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Korea where personalities from sports, music, arts, film and television are ranked according to their professional achievements, influence, popularity and earnings from the past year.[1][2]

Top 10 by year[edit]

2010[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2010 list

Yuna Kim, figure skater
Rank Name Profession
1 Yuna Kim Figure skater
2 Girls' Generation Girl group
3 Park Ji-sung Footballer
4 Lee Byung-hun Actor
5 Big Bang Boy band
6 Go Hyun-jung Actress
7 Lee Seung-gi Singer, actor, host
8 Lee Hyo-ri Singer
9 Yoo Jae-suk Host, comedian
10 Kang Ho-dong Host, comedian

2011[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2011 list

Girls' Generation, girl group
Rank Name Profession
1 Girls' Generation Girl group
2 Park Ji-sung Footballer
3 Yuna Kim Figure skater
4 Lee Seung-gi Singer, actor, host
5 2PM Boy band
6 Yoo Jae-suk TV show host, comedian
7 Lee Chung-yong Footballer
8 2AM Boy band
9 Shin-soo Choo Baseball player
10 Kang Ho-dong Host, comedian

2012[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2012 list

Rank Name Profession
1 Girls' Generation Girl group
2 Big Bang Boy band
3 IU Singer, actress
4 Kara Girl group
5 Yuna Kim Figure skater
6 Lee Seung-gi Singer, actor, host
7 Park Ji-sung Footballer
8 Kim Tae-hee Actress
9 Beast Boy band
10 Park Tae-hwan Swimmer

2013[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2013 list

Psy, singer
Rank Name Profession
1 Psy Singer
2 Girls' Generation Girl group
3 Son Yeon-jae Rhythmic gymnast
4 Kim Soo-hyun Actor
5 Big Bang Boy band
6 Park Tae-hwan Swimmer
7 Song Joong-ki Actor
8 IU Singer, actress
9 Yuna Kim Figure skater
10 Super Junior Boy band

2014[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2014 list

Rank Name Profession
1 Girls' Generation Girl group
2 Big Bang Boy band
3 Suzy Singer, actress
4 Ryu Hyun-jin Baseball player
5 Exo Boy band
6 Choo Shin-soo Baseball player
7 TVXQ Boy band
8 SHINee Boy band
9 Yuna Kim Figure skater
10 IU Singer, actress

2015[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2015 list

Exo, boy band
Rank Name Profession
1 Exo Boy band
2 Kim Soo-hyun Actor
3 Yuna Kim Figure skater
4 Jun Ji-hyun Actress
5 Son Yeon-jae Rhythmic gymnast
6 Lee Seung-gi Singer, actor, TV show host
7 Ryu Hyun-Jin Baseball player
8 Son Heung-Min Footballer
9 Girls' Generation Girl group
10 Sistar Girl group

2016[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2016 list

Rank Name Profession
1 Exo Boy band
2 Yoo Ah-in Actor
3 Lee Hye-ri Singer, actress
4 Girls' Generation Girl group
5 Kim Soo-hyun Actor
6 Big Bang Boy band
7 Inbee Park Golfer
8 Jun Ji-hyun Actress
9 IU Singer, actress
10 Jung-ho Kang Baseball player

2017[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2017 list

Rank Name Profession
1 Park Bo-gum[1] Actor
2 Song Joong-ki Actor
3 Twice Girl group
4 Exo Boy band
5 BTS Boy band
6 Suzy Singer, actress
7 Song Hye-kyo Actress
8 Kim Yoo-jung Actress
9 Jo Jung-suk Actor
10 Oh Seung-hwan Baseball player

2018[edit]

Full list of individuals in the 2018 list

BTS, boy band
Rank Name Profession
1 BTS[3] Boy band
2 Wanna One Boy band
3 Twice Girl group
4 Exo Boy band
5 IU Singer, actress
6 Song Hye-kyo Actress
7 Song Joong-ki Actor
8 Park Bo-gum Actor
9 Yuna Kim Figure skater
10 Hyun-jin Ryu Baseball player

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "[SPECIAL EDITION (1)] 박보검·송중기 한국 최고 파워 셀러브리티". Forbes.
  2. ^ "Park Bo-gum selected as top celebrity". Korea Herald.
  3. ^ "[2018 대한민국 셀러브리티(8)] 한국 연예계의 세대교체". JoongAng Ilbo.