Top 20 Chinese celebrities in 2017
Occupation: singer, actor
– Income: 94 million yuan (US$14.9 million)
– Wealth ranking: 12
– Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 26
– Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 34
– Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine & TV): 83
Born in America, Leehom Wang is regarded as an all-round idol due to his exceptional musical talents, great acting skills and good personality. He is an all-around musician and can play various instruments, including the piano, the violin, the flute, the guitar and the stringed Chinese lute. He has many different identities, including those of singer-songwriter, record producer, actor and film director. He has won several Golden Melody Awards and HITO Radio Music Awards.
Jay Chou, a famous Taiwan pop musician, topped the 2012 China Celebrity List, boasting an income of 161 million yuan (US$25.6 million).
The list was released by the Chinese edition of Forbes magazine on May 3. It is the ninth time that Forbes has released such a list to quantify the power of Chinese celebrities, based on both their income and exposure.
The 100 Chinese celebrities on the list have put on splendid performances and made some outstanding achievements in the various fields of entertainment, sports, culture and media. They raked in a combined income of 4.32 billion yuan (US$684.5 million) on this year’s list.
Let’s take a up-close look at the top 20 on the list:
Li Bingbing [hongname.com]
– Occupation: actress
– Income: 41.1 million yuan (US$6.5 million)
– Wealth ranking: 30
– Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 45
– Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 13
– Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine & TV): 33
“The Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”, a movie produced by Florence Sloan, Wendi Murdoch, and Hugo Shong, was highly welcomed in both the United States as well as in China. As Li Bingbing starred as the movie’s protagonist, Lily, she received huge attention from Hollywood. The 2012 release “I Do” reinforced her elegant and dignified image, which got her one commercial after another.
Occupation: singer, actor
– Income: 170.5 million yuan (US$27 million)
– Wealth ranking: 1
– Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 46
– Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 24
– Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine & TV): 94
Jacky Cheung, who is regarded as the God of Song because of his baritone voice, is a famous singer and actor of Hong Kong. Together with Aaron Kwok, Andy Lau and Leon Lai, he is one of Canto pop’s Four Heavenly Kings. By 2006, he had sold 120 million records. He has won numerous prizes, including those of IFPI Top 10 Sales Album and an IFPI Gold Disc Award.In addition, he also possesses excellent acting skills and has won a Hong Kong Film Award and Golden Horse Award. From late 2010 onwards, he has held over 130 concerts, which earned him a lot of praise and money.
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