Article: Top 10 Most Influential Celebrities In China

Celebrities all over the world don’t just limit their work to movies and Dramas. They have a huge influence on the local audience too. Some celebrities endorse brands and other lead campaigns to influence people. Here are the top 10 Chinese celebrities who are most popular and influential among audiences in China.

1. Xei Na

Xei Na is a very popular Chinese singer, actress and designer who is nicknamed “Nana”. She has over 129.4 million followers on Weibo because of which people also call her ‘the Queen of Weibo’.She has not only hosted television shows but has also played the lead role in many popular Chinese movies. She has also released several singles and albums. Recently she founded a personal clothing line. She holds a Guinness world record for being the first person to cross 100 million followers on Weibo.


2. Wang Junkai

Wang Junkai, popularly known as Karry Wang is a Chinese singer and actor. He debuted as a singer through a boy band TFBOYS where he was the leader of the team. He is one of the richest people in China born after 1990. He has over 73 million followers on Weibo and holds a Guinness world record for having “the most reposted Weibo post” in 2015.


3. Zhao Liying

Zhao Liying, also known as Zanilla Zhao is a Chinese actress and singer. She has done many television shows like “Legend of Lu Zhen”, “Boss & Me” and many more. She has not limited herself to the entertainment world but has also explored her options like being a brand ambassador and model. In 2016, Zhao became the vice president of Yi Xia technology. She has also entered her name into the list of people whose wax statue is at Madame Tussauds Beijing. In 2017 she became the brand ambassador of Dior in China.


4. He Jiong

He Jiong is a Chinese television host and has hosted a very popular Chinese Happy Camp TV show for over two decades. He is also a singer, actor and writer. He used to teach Arabic at Beijing foreign study university. Jiong also holds a Guinness Book of Records for being the first male celebrity with the most Weibo Followers.


5. Wang Yibo

Wang Yibo is a Chinese actor, singer, dancer and rapper. He debuted as a member of the South Korean-Chinese boyband UNIQ in 2014. He has over 1.9 million followers on Instagram. Wang Yibo was the champion of Weibo’s “most influential celebrity” chart in December 2020. He works with various brands like Audi and Swarovski.


6. Dilraba Dilmurat

Dilraba Dilmurat is a Chinese actress, host, actress and model. She is one of the most in-demand models in China. She has done many endorsements including food and beverages, basic commodities to beauty products. She has also worked with international brands like L’oreal Paris and Mikimoto. In 2021, she was announced as Panerai’s first-ever female Global Brand Ambassador.


7. Yang Mi

Yang Mi is a Chinese actress who gained popularity through her various roles in Chinese TV Dramas. She entered the entertainment industry at a very young age of 4. She then continued to star in successful movies like “Eternal Love.” She has now become China’s biggest actress. she is also one of the highest-paid actresses in China. Apart from her acting career, she is also a brand ambassador of various renowned brands like Estee Lauder, Victoria’s Secret.


8. Chen Kun

With over 93 million fans on Weibo, Chen Kun is China’s top actor, singer and writer. He is known for his award-winning roles in television dramas and movies. He is not only popular for his acting, but also for his charming looks. Chen is the brand ambassador of Braun, Prada and has also worked with a French brand Martell Noblige.


9. Yang Ying

Yang Ying, popularly known as “Angelababy” is an award-winning actress, model and singer. She started her career at the age of 18 and has done many different roles in movies and Dramas, ever since. She is also the brand ambassador for Dior and has recently opened her restaurant called ‘Douliu Hotpot”. She has over 8 million followers on Instagram.


10. Jackson Yee

Yi Yangqianxi, more commonly known as Jackson Yee is a singer, dancer and actor. Although he is very young, he is still one of the most popular celebrities in China. He debuted as a member of the boy group TFBOYS. At just the age of 19, he has become, not only a well-established singer and actor but also the number one blogger in China with the most influence on Weibo. He is the global brand ambassador for Armani and also works with different renowned brands like Bulgari and Adidas.