Article: 10 Chinese Stars You Didn’t Know Owned These Brands

In China, major superstars frequently endorse companies ranging from exotic goods to consumer brands. These celebrities include well-known actors/directors, influencers, and others who use their notoriety to promote products and services online. This artcle will concentrate on a few notable people who are also extremely successful business people.

1. Zhang Dayi

Zhang was once a model, but she has since found success as a well-known fashion designer. She runs a well-known Chinese store on Taobao, an online marketplace operated by the Alibaba Group. Her web business has been quite successful. To put this in perspective, after a short while of Zhang uploading new fashion products, customers ordered more than 5,000 pieces. Zhang reportedly made $47 million from her assortment of enterprises in 2016, according to the BBC. Despite having more than a million followers on Weibo, Zhang still makes time to interact with many of her followers.


2. Yang Mi

On Weibo, Yang Mi, an actress and singer, has a following of more than 80 million users. Due to her enormous prominence, she has worked with well-known companies like Estee Lauder and Michael Kors. She is known as a fashion icon throughout China, and she is occasionally referred to as "Dai Huo Wang" in the media, which translates to "Queen of Driving Sales." She has an unrivaled capacity to shape the entire fashion industry through the companies and items she wears. Her devoted following frequently watches and imitates her fashion choices, occasionally including boots by Gianvito Rossi or a sweater by Vetements. Yang's success as an online influencer is undoubtedly a result of the successful fusion of her everyday girl persona and her propensity for mixing and matching.


3. Papi Jiang

Papi Jiang has become very well-known thanks to the humorous videos she uploads online. These lighthearted videos also cover issues that individuals deal with daily. In 2016, she received a staggering 22 million yuan from an advertisement for one of her films! During a video ad auction, competition raged for this position. The starting offer in the auction was 217,000 Yuan, and the price rose by 100,000 Yuan with each additional bid. Lily & Beauty ultimately won the auction spot for the previously indicated 22 million yuan ($3.4 million). Shanghai-based Lily & Beauty is an internet retailer focusing on cosmetics; it also represents other brands like Maybelline and Max Factor.


4. Jeffrey Huang

When Jeffrey Huang was 20 years old, he was a part of the hip-hop group L.A. Boyz, well-known in Taiwan for its dancing and rap music. Now in his forties, Huang has transformed into a very serious business owner. He founded M17 Entertainment, which has created one of Asia's top live-streaming applications. Additionally, his business has applied for a $115 million US IPO. Additionally, he launched "Mithril," a social media platform that supports cryptocurrencies. Through social mining, users of this network can receive prizes on Mithril's social media app, Lit. With greater app interaction, users will earn more MITH, which can then be swapped for other cryptocurrencies like BTC or ETH.


5. Xie Na

Xie Na is a well-known actress and musician. On Weibo, she has an astounding 101 million followers. Her level of fame can be gauged by the time she uploaded a photo to Weibo of her vanity table, which contained pills for lung support. This image became popular after receiving 31,000 likes and 11,210 comments. She would have received payment from the manufacturer of the lung pill for the exposure, without a doubt.


6. Xiao P Laoshi

More than 36 million Weibo users follow prominent stylist and makeup artist Xiao P Laoshi, who charges $11,750 to promote a brand.


7. Angelababy

Angelababy is one of the few well-known Dior girls who has served as a brand ambassador for many years. She is one of the most well-known stars in China, thanks to her work in movies, plays, and fashion. It makes perfect sense for this superstar to only wear Dior.


8. Hu Yitian

Hu Yitin has drawn the attention of viewers of Chinese dramas as well as high-end companies like Chanel ever since his ground-breaking performances in "Rush To The Dead Summer" and "A Love So Beautiful" in 2017. He even went to the Chanel J12 premiere in China in 2019! This not only increased his notoriety in the C-Drama sector, but it also made him a significant player in the fashion sector.


9. Lay Zhang

Lay Zhang, one of EXO's best performers, has been sweeping the fashion world as well. Among his career achievements in fashion are his jaw-dropping Calvin Klein underwear commercial and his head-to-toe Valentino ensembles.


10. Li Xian 

With his stunning appearance, amazing sense of style, and C-dramas, Chinese actor Li Xian understands how to attract ladies. Li Xian consistently embodied the brand with his endearing demeanor as the face of Cartier in China.