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Forbes Asia's 100 Digital Stars: Which Korean Celebrities Made It Through?

by Tyler Khoo / Dec 10, 2020 05:25 AM EST
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Forbes Asia, one of the leading business magazines in the world, has unveiled its inaugural 100 Digital Stars list that selected celebrities, influencers, singers, actors, and actresses who are succeeding in the digital world. Celebrities from Asia-Pacific -- China, India, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Australia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Japan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and South Korea -- were chosen. 

"Forbes Asia's inaugural 100 Digital Stars list highlights 100 singers, bands, and film and TV stars from across the Asia-Pacific region who have taken the digital world by storm. With their powerful social media presence, these trailblazers have garnered millions of loyal followers across popular platforms, making them as famous online as they are on stage and screen," the magazine stated. 

Did your favorite Korean idols make it to the list?

The list included popular and influential Korean celebrities like BTS, BLACKPINK, TWICE, EXO, Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye, and so much more. 

Park Shin-hye is recognized for her appearances in films and TV shows. She is one of the cast members in the zombie thriller titled "#Alive," which is also number one on Netflix's daily chart. She has partnerships with brands like Visa and Swarovski.

Bae Suzy is also chosen, who is presently the second-most popular Korean actress on Instagram with approximately 13.5 million followers.

Instagram's most-followed celebrities, Lisa, Jennie, Rosé, and Jisoo of BLACKPINK, are also part of the list. 

"Lisa has over 42 million followers and is the global brand ambassador for Celine, while Jennie is the face of Chanel, Jisoo Dior and Rosé for Saint Laurent. In October, Blackpink became the first girl group to top the Billboard Artist 100 chart," Forbes said.

Other celebrities who made it through Forbes Asia's 100 Digital Stars are China's Jackson Yee, Thailand's Davika Hoorne, India's Amitabh Bachchan, Hong Kong's Eason Chan, the Philippines' Marian Rivera-Dantes, Indonesia's Rich Brian, plus more.

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