Forbes Korea Announces Top 40 Power Celebrities Of 2018

Forbes has released their annual ranking of the top 40 most powerful celebrities in Korea!

BTS took first place this year, rising four spots from last year‘s ranking. Wanna One came in second as blue chips in the advertising world, and TWICE maintained their spot at No. 3 with their powerful impact on the music scene.

EXO ranked fourth for the second consecutive year after topping the list in 2015 and 2016. IU made a return to the ranking this year following the success of her music releases and TV show appearances.

Take a look at the complete list below!

  1. BTS
  2. Wanna One
  3. TWICE
  4. EXO
  5. IU
  6. Song Hye Kyo
  7. Song Joong Ki
  8. Park Bo Gum
  9. Kim Yuna
  10. Ryu Hyun Jin (athlete)
  11. Red Velvet
  12. Suzy
  13. Son Heung Min (athlete)
  14. Jung Hyun (athlete)
  15. AOA
  16. Taeyeon
  17. Jung Woo Sung
  18. Jun Hyun Moo
  19. Kim Hee Sun
  20. Lee Hyori
  21. G-Dragon
  22. Park Seo Joon
  23. Jung Yoo Mi
  24. Gong Yoo
  25. Park Sung Hyun (athlete)
  26. Honey Lee
  27. Kang Ho Dong
  28. Choo Shin Soo (athlete)
  29. Sunmi
  30. YoonA
  31. Oh Seung Hwan (athlete)
  32. Shin Dong Yup
  33. Lee Seung Gi
  34. Ha Jung Woo
  35. BoA
  36. Ryu Jun Yeol
  37. Kang Sora
  38. Baek Jong Won (chef)
  39. Bolbbalgan4
  40. Hong Jin Young

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