China’s 10 Most Influential Celebrities

on May 10 2013 | in Lifestyle | by | with No Comments

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Which celebrities have the most clout in China?

Forbes China came out with its list of China’s top celebrities of 2013 in terms of overall influence and status as measured by their income and exposure.

The 100 Chinese celebrities on the list are from entertainment, sports, culture and media. Many of the top ranked celebrities are in the film and music industries. China’s booming film business took in 17.1 billion yuan at the box office.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing with roles in the latest Iron Man 3 and the upcoming X-Men movies topped the 2013 China Celebrity List.  A fashion icon in China as well, Fan’s earnings over the past year were estimated at 110 million yuan (US$17.8 million).

The following are China’s top 10 celebrities and their media influence rankings:

1. Fan Bingbing

Occupation: actress
Income: 110 million yuan (US$17.8 million)
Wealth ranking: 2
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 5
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 7
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 8

2. Jay Chou

Occupation: musician, actor
Income: 104.2 million yuan (US$16.86 million)
Wealth ranking: 3
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 9
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 13
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 38

3. Andy Lau

Occupation: singer, actor, producer
Income: 47 million yuan (US$7.6 million)
Wealth ranking: 21
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 8
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 5
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV):1

4.  Jackie Chan

Occupation: actor, director
Income: 66 million yuan (US$ 10.68 million)
Wealth ranking: 13
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 11
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 10
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 28

5. Zhang Ziyi

Occupation: actress
Income: 59.5 million yuan (US$9.63 million)
Wealth ranking: 16
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 22
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 8
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 11

6. Eason Chan

Occupation: singer, actor
Income: 70.1 million yuan (US$11.3 million)
Wealth ranking: 12
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 27
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 27
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 10

7. Yang Mi

Occupation: actress
Income: 43.7 million yuan (US$7.07 million)
Wealth ranking: 28
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 1
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 9
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 4

8.  Huang Xiaoming

Occupation: actor
Income:75.9 million yuan (US$12.3 million)
Wealth ranking:9
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet):40
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers):14
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV):13

9. Jolin Tsai

Occupation: singer
Income: 100.2 million yuan (US$16.2 million)
Wealth ranking: 4
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 31
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 55
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 15

10. Chiling Lin

Occupation: actress, model
Income: 49 million yuan (US$7.93 million)
Wealth ranking: 20
Media Exposure Ranking (Internet): 18
Media Exposure Ranking (Newspapers): 47
Media Exposure Ranking (Magazine &TV): 14



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