Article: 10 Most Powerful Korean Celebrities Of 2021

“Forbes, a leading global media outlet, has unveiled their annual ranking of the most influential Korean celebrities! Similar to past years, it provides an overview of the hierarchy of celebrities in the nation today. Following consideration of professional achievement, social media acclaim, money, TV appearances, and media exposure, the list was trimmed down. See below for a list of the celebrities who made the Top 10”.

1. Bts

Given their success on international music charts and their participation in various historical events this year, it is unsurprising that the megastar K-pop group Bts took the first position. According to The Manila Bulletin, the Bts hit Permission to Dance took the position of the song Butter, which had been at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in a row and had remained there for an additional eight weeks.


2. Blackpink

“Blackpink", the four-member girl group from YG Entertainment, is ranked second most powerful in the Korean entertainment industry by Forbes. Each member has enjoyed a good year, with several of them making solo debuts and numerous sponsors picking to represent their brands as their faces. to be the faces of their products. The "It Girl's" effect is undeniable as they boast millions of fans worldwide!


3. Son Heung Min

Son Heung Min, a football player, is. He is frequently considered as one of the greatest Korean football players of all time. He is largely regarded as one of the all-time best Korean football players. The 29- year-old superstar, who has assisted his team in recent seasons in reaching the finals of both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, became the first Asian player to score more than 50 goals in the Premier League in early 2020. For the finest goal scored in the previous 12 months, Son earned the FifaPuskás Award in 2020. Additionally, Titan Sports has named him the best footballer in Asia six times.


4. Hyun Jin Ryu

According to CBS Sports, Ryu inked a four-year, US$80 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2019. The 34-year-old earns $20 million annually, claims Spotrac. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth as of 2021 is USD 35 million, USD 35,$35. The first athlete on the list is a successful professional baseball player named Hyun Jin Ryu. He performs pitching for the Major League Baseball Toronto Blue Jays. Many people have been encouraged by his amazing on-field talent !


5. Lim Young Woong

Lim Young Woong won Mr. Trot in 2020 after defeating 17,000 competitors. Since then, he has not only won numerous awards events, but his personal YouTube channel has also attracted more than 1.3 million subscribers. The 30-year-old singer came in at number 11 on a list of the priciest commercial models. The celebrity is aware of numerous endorsement contracts for food, cosmetics, auto, and clothing companies. According to the sources, he makes roughly US$3.4 million simply from ads.


6. Yoo Jae Suk

The 49-year-old comedian is the highest-paid television personality in Korea and among the most sought-after stars for endorsement deals. According to Cosmopolitan, He earns up to US$21,000 per episode and about US$4.7 million in advertisement revenue. This year, the comedian took home the television category Daesang (grand prize) award at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards for the second time since 2013, reports Koreaboo.


7. Kwang Hyun Kim

Starter-turned-reliever has become the club’s “dark horse” saving his team from moving into a playoff position for two seasons, reports Yonhap News Agency. The 33-year-old player has an average salary of US$4 million, reports Spotrac. Kim was a good pitcher in St. Louis, but it could have been much better – and longer – had the COVID-19 pandemic and lockout not happened.


8. Jang Yoon Jeong

The 41-year-old trot sensation rose to fame. Thanks to the single Eomeona! It was published in 2004 following her 1999 debut. Most people credit the song with resurrecting the appeal of trot music in South Korea. The third most popular and highest-paid singer in the country, according to Ranker, is Jang. She apparently has a net worth of $1 million USD, according to what's The Net Worth.


9. Jung Dong Won

The 14-year-old "little prince of trot" finished fifth in Mr. Trot last year and was a fan favorite. Before releasing his debut album "Nostalgia, A Generous Giving Tree" last month, the singer was an active actor who appeared in several movies and TV dramas, including Mr. Trot: The Movie (2020), Goosebumps (2021), Goo Pil Soo Is Not There (2022), and Hidden Singer: Season 6.


10. Young Tak

Young Tak made his acting debut in 2007, but his major break came when he finished second in the well-known reality competition Mr. Trot. As a result of the success of his track Jjiniya, the singer achieved popularity later in life, at the age of 37. Online rumours said Young Tak was there when president Lee Jae Kyu and Young Tak's manager at the time shared images of the sarangi in a Kakao Talk chat group. These rumours soon gave rise to conjectures that Young Tak was in fact aware of the sarang.