Forbes ranks K-pop's most powerful celebrities

28 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

With K-pop effectively a global phenomenon thanks to a certain horse dance, you might like to know who made it to Forbes's top 40 list of most influential K-pop artists.Unsurprisingly, Psy unseated Girls' Generation from the top spot they had occupied for the past two years. The list also sees a total of 16 new entrants, showing there is still room at the top for in the ranks of K-pop royalty. The full Top 40 list is as follows:1.Psy2.Girls’ Generation3.Son Yeon Jae4.Kim Soo Hyun5.Big Bang6.Park Tae Hwan7.Song Joong Ki8.IU9.Kim Yuna10.Super Junior11.Lee Seung Gi12.Yoo Joon Sang13.KARA14.Lee Dae Ho15.2PM16.Ki Sung Ryong17.miss A18.Joo Won19.Park Ji Sung20.INFINITE21.CNBLUE22.T-ara23.TVXQ24.Kim Tae Hee25.JYJ26.SISTAR27.Shin Bora28.Oh Yeon Seo29.B2ST30.Yoo Jae Suk31.Han Hyo Joo32.Kim Nam Joo33.Kim Joon Hyun34.Ryu Seung Ryong35.Yang Hak Sun36.Kim Byung Man37.Lee Min Jung38.Um Tae Woong39.Lee Kwang Soo40.Ha Ji Won

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