BLACKPINK, not BTS, top Forbes Top 40 Power Celebrities 2019 List

By Bandook - April 30, 2019

BLACKPINK, not BTS, top Forbes Top 40 Power Celebrities 2019 List
(Top-Bottom) BTS, BLACKPINK

Forbes Korea has announced the Top 40 Power Celebrities of 2019 and no surprise, all the names in the top 5 are idols. Overall, BLACKPINK outranked the likes of BTS, Wanna One, Kang Daniel and Red Velvet (in that order).

The magazine tracked search rankings on Kakao between March 2018 and February 2019. Around 150 were shortlisted. Those involved in controversies were excluded and the top 40 were picked and scored on media exposure, activities on broadcast, profit earnings and SNS (social media).

Interestingly BLACKPINK scored the highest on social media (YouTube, V Live, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), beating out BTS, while BTS scored the most on media exposure and profit earnings.

Here’s the full list

1. BLACKPINK
2. BTS
3. Wanna One
4. Kang Daniel
5. Red Velvet
6. Park Na Rae
7. Hong Jin Young
8. Han Ji Min
9. Son Heung Min
10. EXO
11. Ryu Jun Yeol
12. Yoo Jae Suk
13. Bae Jung Nam
14. IU
15. Yoo Byung Jae
16. AOA’s Seolhyun
17. Jun Hyun Moo
18. Park Bo Gum
19. Lee Byung Hun
20. Jung Hae In
21. TWICE
22. Yoo Yeon Seok
23. Kim Tae Ri
24. Sunmi
25. Lee Seung Gi
26. MAMAMOO‘s Hwasa
27. Girls’ Generation
28. MAMAMOO
29. Jo Bo Ah
30. Park Seo Joon
31. Son Ye Jin
32. Apink’s Son Naeun
33. Lee Young Ja
34. Han Hye Jin
35. Park Joon Hyung
36. Baek Jong Won
37. GOT7
38. Ha Jung Woo
39. Ryu Hyun Jin
40. Joo Ji Hoon

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