Forbes Korea Names Top 40 Power Celebrities of 2016 with EXO Dominating #1 Spot!

AJ Lee, Feb. 25, 2016, 10:16 a.m.


‘Forbes Korea’ has released their list of the ‘Top 40 Power Celebrities of 2016’, ranking stars based on sales, frequency of media exposure, and evaluation of expertise. It looks like popular boy group EXO has topped the list for the second year in a row, with actor Yoo Ah In following close behind in second.

Girl’s Day’s Hyeri places third having gained quite some attention from her role in ‘Reply 1988’ and becoming the recent ‘CF Queen’. The nation’s favorite MC Yoo Jae Suk rose to 15th after placing 21st the previous year, while MCs Kim Gura and Jun Hyun Moo made their debuts onto the list this year. ‘Running Man’ cast member Lee Kwang Soo also enters the list for the first time, which isn’t surprising considering his status as ‘Asia’s Prince’!

Girls’ Generation, figure skating champion Kim Yuna, BIGBANG, and MC Yoo Jae Suk have had the honor of making the prestigious list for eight years in a row now. Congratulations to everyone that made the list!

You can check out the complete list below:

  1. EXO (singer)
  2. Yoo Ah In (actor)
  3. Hyeri (singer)
  4. Girls’ Generation (singer)
  5. Kim Soo Hyun (actor)
  6. BIGBANG (singer)
  7. Park In Bee (Inbee Park) (athlete)
  8. Jun Ji Hyun (actor)
  9. IU (singer)
  10. Kang Jung Ho (athlete)
  11. Cha Seung Won (actor)
  12. SHINee (singer)
  13. Kim Yuna (Yuna Kim) (athlete)
  14. Hwang Jung Min (actor)
  15. Yoo Jae Suk (MC)
  16. Son Heung Min  (athlete)
  17. Choo Shin Soo (athlete)
  18. Ryu Hyun Jin (athlete)
  19. Son Yeon Jae (athlete)
  20. AOA (singer)
  21. Baek Jong Won (cuisine researcher)
  22. Yoo Hae Jin (actor)
  23. Ha Jung Woo (actor)
  24. Lee Jung Jae (actor)
  25. Kim Gura (MC)
  26. Girl’s Day (singer)
  27. Shin Dong Yup (MC)
  28. SISTAR (singer)
  29. Ki Sung Yueng (athlete)
  30. Lee Kwang Soo (actor)
  31. Lee Min Ho (actor)
  32. Taeyeon (singer)
  33. Seolhyun (singer)
  34. Zico (singer)
  35. Zion.T (singer)
  36. Jun Hyun Moo (MC)
  37. Hani (singer)
  38. Oh Dal Soo (actor)
  39. Suzy (singer)
  40. Lee Byung Hun (actor)
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