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Forbes Magazine Ranks The Top 10 Korean Celebrities, Psy At #1!

By Richard Lee | April 05, 2013 11:44 PM EDT

Top 10 Korean Celeb by Forbes: Psy number one
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Psy has been selected 2012's number one celebrity in South Korea by Forbes Magazine.

On April 3rd, Forbes Korea announced the 'Top 10 Korean celebrities of 2012' based on income, appearance fees, media exposure, etc. 

2012 was the year of Psy: His 'Gangnam Style' had a record-breaking 1.4 billion hits on YouTube and over 40 million digital downloads. His gross income in 2012 alone was over $40 million.

Girls' Generation came in second. TaeTiSeo--a three-member subgroup of Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun--rocked the first half of 2012 with 'Twinkle,' swooping up numerous endorsement deals and making TV appearances.

Big Bang and Super Junior placed fifth and tenth place, respectively. With their mini album 'Alive' and special edition 'Still Alive' Big Bang topped various music charts. They won Album of the Year at the 2012 MNet Asian Music Awards(MAMA). Super Junior's 6th album, 'Sexy, Free & Single' sold 570,000 copies as they won Best Male Artist Group at the 19th Korean Entertainment Arts Award. IU came in at 8th, after a successful year on the charts with 'End of Each Day.'

Among professional athletes, Son Yeon Jae, a rhythmic gymnast who placed 5th at the 2012 London Olympics, stood atop all athletes at 3rd place overall.

Kim Soo Hyun, the sensation from 'Moon Embracing the Sun,' placed 4th, and Song Joong Ki from the drama 'Innocent Man' and the movie 'Werewolf Boy' came in at 7th place 

 

Tagged :  Psy, Gangnam Style, Girls Generation, TaeTiSeo, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Seohyun, Big Bang, Super Junior, Son Yeon Jae, Kim Soo Hyun, Song Joong Ki

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