2015 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40

Basic Background (credits to DRAGONLY0915@ONEHALLYU for this part)Forbes Celebrity 40 is determined by first taking the top 100 most searched people of the year (data provided by Nate) and ranking them based on 4 different measures:

1. Sales - estimated based on appearance fees, CF guarantees album sales, etc. + reported overseas income

2. Media exposure - number of apperances in the top 3 newspapers, covers of 8 magazines, Ilgan Sports3. Television exposure - CF model ranking and appearances on talk shows and variety shows

4. Professionalism - TV ratings for actors/MCs, total audience for movie actors, Gaon digital and physical sales rankings for singers, competition results for athletesFinal list is the 40 celebrities with the highest average ranking across all 4 categories.*Note that sales especially are subject to error because data may not always be complete.

  1. EXO*
  2. Kim Soohyun
  3. Kim Yuna
  4. Jun Jihyun
  5. Son Yeonjae
  6. Lee Seunggi
  7. Ryu Hyunjin
  8. Son Heungmin
  9. SNSD*
  10. Sistar*
  11. Park Jisung
  12. Lee Jongsuk
  13. Girls’ Day*
  14. IU*
  15. Ju Shinsoo
  16. Jung Woosung
  17. 2NE1*
  18. APink*
  19. Hyun Bin
  20. BEAST*
  21. Yoo Jaesook
  22. Ki Sungyong
  23. Big Bang*
  24. Super Junior*
  25. Lee Seojin
  26. Kim Hee-ae
  27. Ha Jungwoo
  28. Lee Yuri
  29. Kim Woobin
  30. Song Hye-kyo
  31. Oh Seunghwan
  32. Jo Insung
  33. Park Shinye
  34. Suzy*
  35. Im Siwan
  36. Park Inbi
  37. TVXQ*
  38. Park Hyunsik
  39. Lee Seongmin <——-THIS IS CLARA?!!?!!?!?
  40. Park Taehwan

*-listed as singers

special thanks to user @howboutno ; u ;

last year’s list :

http://onehallyu.com…-full-rankings/

By: taowoon  Via: khjpearl2316