BTS Tops Forbes Korea’s 40 Power Celebrities Of 2018

From no. 4 last year, K-pop sensation BTS finally snagged the no. 1 spot of Forbes Korea’s Top 40 Power Celebrities this year!

After topping the list in 2015 and 2016, BTS’ biggest rival–EXO–settled for fourth place for the second consecutive year. Wanna One secured 2nd position for scoring various endorsements for the past 12 months. TWICE maintained their no. 3 ranking for their consistent presence in the music scene.

Fourth placer is singer/songwriter IU while taking the fifth spot is “Descendants of the Sun” star Song Hye Kyo. “Descendants of the Sun” lead actor Song Joong Ki is at no. 6 while “Love in the Moonlight” star Park Bo Gum secured the 7th spot.

  1. BTS
  2. Wanna One
  3. TWICE
  4. EXO
  5. IU
  6. Song Hye Kyo
  7. Song Joong Ki
  8. Park Bo Gum
  9. Kim Yuna
  10. Ryu Hyun Jin (athlete)
  11. Red Velvet
  12. Suzy
  13. Son Heung Min (athlete)
  14. Jung Hyun (athlete)
  15. AOA
  16. Taeyeon
  17. Jung Woo Sung
  18. Jun Hyun Moo
  19. Kim Hee Sun
  20. Lee Hyori
  21. G-Dragon
  22. Park Seo Joon
  23. Jung Yoo Mi
  24. Gong Yoo
  25. Park Sung Hyun (athlete)
  26. Honey Lee
  27. Kang Ho Dong
  28. Choo Shin Soo (athlete)
  29. Sunmi
  30. YoonA
  31. Oh Seung Hwan (athlete)
  32. Shin Dong Yup
  33. Lee Seung Gi
  34. Ha Jung Woo
  35. BoA
  36. Ryu Jun Yeol
  37. Kang Sora
  38. Baek Jong Won (chef)
  39. Bolbbalgan4
  40. Hong Jin Young

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