Forbes Names 6 Korean Celebrities in “30 Under 30 Asia” List for Entertainment and Sports
Forbes magazine revealed its first “30 Under 30 Asia” list today, celebrating young leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs across Asia. There are 10 categories, one of which is Entertainment & Sports. In this category, fans of Korean entertainment and sports will see familiar names, with BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon, Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA, Super Junior‘s Choi Siwon, actor Kim Soo Hyun, former figure skating champion Kim Yuna, and popera singer Lim Hyung Joo on the list.
Notably, BIGBANG’s G-Dragon headlines the category, described as a “K-pop/Hip Hop Idol” with “a cutting-edge style” and “a loyal international following.”
Super Junior’s Choi Siwon is described as “one of South Korea’s most sought-after singers and actors” with an international reach. Forbes also highlights his position as a special representative for Unicef in Korea.
Girls’ Generation’s YoonA, described as “arguably the most popular of the eight-member band,” is a “CF Queen” and an award-winning actress.
Kim Soo Hyun is described as “one of South Korea’s highest earners in entertainment,” boasting a record for being “the face of 17 products at the same time.”
The criteria for the “30 Under 30 Asia” list includes “leadership and disruption in their field; entrepreneurial mind-set and results; and the likelihood of changing their field over the next half-century.”