Here Are The 11 Most Influential Celebrities In Korea Right Now
This list was determined by a survey with a total of 1,000 experts, including official, professors, journalist, lawyers, politicians, businessmen, finance, social groups, cultural artists, and religion leaders. The survey was conducted with mostly men and mostly with people age 40.
11. Jung Woo Sung
A famous actor, director, producer, and model, Jang Woo Sung got 1.9%of the total votes. He is the first Korean UNHCR Goodwill Ambasador and is als one of most popular South Korean stars. He is also popular in Japan.
10. Lee Soon Jae
Like Jang Woo Sung, actor Lee Soon Jae also got 1.9% of the votes. He has been active as an actor for over six decades and have been given a second-class Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit for his work as an actor.
9. Choi Bool Am
Choi Bool Am is not only a famous actor, but also a professor. Choi Bool Am is so well reknowned, he has acted in more of a dozen plays. He got 2.0% of the votes.
8. Park Jin Young
Park Jin Young started his career as a singer, but is know commonly known as the CEO of JYP Entertainment, home to groups like TWICE and GOT7. He got 2.2% of the votes.
7. Lee Soo Man
Lee Soo Man is known as the founder of SM Entertainment and is currently an SM Producer. SM Entertainment is home to groups such as Girls’ Generation and EXO. He got 2.3% of the votes.
6. Song Kang Ho
Song Kang Ho is a famous actor. He is considered one of the most talented actores in South Korea and has starred in both local and international films. He got 3.5% of the votes.
5. Sohn Suk Hee
Sohn Suk Hee is known as JTBC’s CEO. JTBC shows popular shows, with many noting variety show Knowing Bros. He is known as one of the most influential figures in Korean media. He got 4.1% of the votes.
4. Kang Ho Dong
Kang Ho Dong originally shot to fame as a ssireum wrestler but is now active as a variety show host and MC. He is known as one of the “National MCs”. He got 7.6% of the total votes.
3. Kim Jae Dong
Kim Jae Dong is a famous comedian and variety show host. He is best known for hosting Healing Camp. He got 11.0% of the votes.
2. Yoo Jae Suk
Known as the other “National MC”, Yoo Jae Suk is a famous comedian, host, and television personality. He is one of the biggest television personalities out there and is known for shows such as Running Man, Happy Together, and Infinite Challenge. He got 23.5% of the votes.
BTS is known as the biggest K-Pop group in the world. They are known as one of the most influential celebrities worldwide by Forbes and ranked high in the Billboard chart. They are currently ranked 43rd in Forbes Celebrity, They got 29.