Korea Forbes Power List 2019

Korea Forbes Power List 2019

Well the Power List is out (covering from March 2018-Now), and it is clear that I am totally disappointed. The Forbes Power List basically rank which celebrities or group was the most popular in the past year. The people at Forbes Korea usually do this by three caterogies “media exposure” (how much time they were mention by the media. Only the ones register with Forbes Korea though), “earnings” (films, commercials, dramas, music sales etc), “broadcasts” (domestic apperance. Basically apperance on like variety shows), and new this year “social media” (how many followers/subscribers on youtube, facebook, twitter, instagram etc). People in scandals were not included in this list, or else Seungri or Park Yoo Chun might have gotten first! The top 5 were all idols or idol groups. Guess who place first in the Forbes Power list this year. Guess just take a guess…

HA YOU ARE WRONG! It is Blackpink NOT BTS. As Forbes puts it “Although they came in first in media exposure and earnings, BTS, who did not have many domestic activities last year, took No. 39 in terms of broadcast activities and came in second overall”. Blackpink won big in terms of social media caterogy though, I mean Blackpink’s Lisa is now the most follow idol/musician on instagram from Korea. Here are the Top 40 rankings…..

  1. BLACKPINK
  2. BTS
  3. Wanna One
  4. Kang Daniel
  5. Red Velvet
  6. Park Na Rae
  7. Hong Jin Young
  8. Han Ji Min
  9. Son Heung Min
  10. EXO
  11. Ryu Jun Yeol
  12. Yoo Jae Suk
  13. Bae Jung Nam
  14. IU
  15. Yoo Byung Jae
  16. AOA’s Seolhyun
  17. Jun Hyun Moo
  18. Park Bo Gum
  19. Lee Byung Hun
  20. Jung Hae In
  21. TWICE
  22. Yoo Yeon Seok
  23. Kim Tae Ri
  24. Sunmi
  25. Lee Seung Gi
  26. MAMAMOO‘s Hwasa
  27. Girls’ Generation
  28. MAMAMOO
  29. Jo Bo Ah
  30. Park Seo Joon
  31. Son Ye Jin
  32. Apink’s Son Naeun
  33. Lee Young Ja
  34. Han Hye Jin
  35. Park Joon Hyung
  36. Baek Jong Won
  37. GOT7
  38. Ha Jung Woo
  39. Ryu Hyun Jin
  40. Joo Ji Hoon

One of the biggest downgrade by far is TWICE, who was place like 4th last year, fell all the way down to 21st. That’s a big RIP.

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