10 Most Powerful and Loved Male Korean Celebrities in the World

1. BTS

The success of this Korean Boy group is so massive they are tagged as the Beatles of this generation. BTS is so famous, with a massive army of fans and supporters worldwide. Due to their massive influence the group the group is able to produce a whopping $4.65 billion of gross domestic product that is benefiting the Korean economy. The 7 member boy band is so influential that they are in league with Samsung and other top conglomerates in power. All of their concerts are sold out in countries like Saudi Arabia. The group’s Twitter account gets four times more traffic compared with the President of the United States Donald Trump. The 7 member boy group includes Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook, RM and V.

2. Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon was able to gain massive fame worldwide. After the successful popular drama ” What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim”, his popularity shot up to the sky this 2019. His brand reputation index was so high from August 2018 up to November 2019 making him one of the most powerful Korean celebrity in the world right now. With a Hollywood film debut ” The Divine Fury”, and a memorable cameo role for Cannes Award winning film ” Parasite”. Park Seo Joon currently endorses the most number of brands right now including Montblanc, Domino’s Pizza, Kookmin Bank, CJ’s Bibigo, Woongin, HiteJinro’s Chamisul , HotelsCombined , Gongcha, Laneige and even Filipino brand BENCH.

3. Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo-hyun is known for his television dramas like Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, The Producers and films like The Thieves, Secretly Greatly and Real. He remains one of the highest Forbes Korea Celebrity list. His latest work is a cameo role in hit Korean series Hotel de Luna.

His estimated net worth is $1.2 billion and considered as one of the highest paid actor in Korea per series in 2019.

4. So Ji Sub

Actor So Ji Sub has been a familiar face in Korea since the mid 1990’s and continues to be an influential celebrity due to his unique facial features and signature eyebrows. His most popular work up to date is Oh My Venus and Master’s Sun. Even though he is already 41 years old, he is still one of the most sought after Korean male celebrity in the world. So Ji Sub estimated net worth is around $16 million. He is also a hip hop singer, professional swimmer and has modeled various brands including STORM jeans.

5. Lee Min Ho

Actor Lee Min Ho’s fame remains high, and his estimated net worth is $10 million. He is still one of the most celebrated Korean actor in the world long after the hit Korean drama series ” Boys over Flowers”. Lee Min Ho’s fame continues to rise in Japan, China and the Philippines and he remains as one of the Best Hallyu stars that ever lived.

6. G- Dragon

Kwon Ji-yong also known as G-Dragon is a South korean singer, rapper, entrepreneur and record producer. He is often dubbed in Korea as the King of Pop. He was the leader of the hip hop boy band Big Bang that also became immensely famous all over the world. G-Dragon is known for his strong public views, and his refusal to be tagged as a product or puppet of the entertainment industry. He believes in the artist’s creative control. He is also dubbed as one of the most fashionable Korean celebrity icon to ever live. He is often described as a genius singer-songwriter by The Korea Times.

7. Choi Si Won

Choi Si Won is a Korean pop singer and actor, and he was first a member of the super boy band group Super Junior. He is known for films like A Battle of Wits and he is one of the first four Korean artists who were able to be included in the Chinese postage stamp. Choi Si Won is one of the most respected Korean male actor that ever lived.

8. EXO

Exo is a South KOrean Chinese boy band composed of 9 members named Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Chen, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai and Sehun. The band is known for their electronic dance music, house trap and synth pop genre. They are able to perform in Mandarin, Korean and Japanese making them immensely famous globally. The group has been included in the list for Forbes Korea Power Celebrity in 2019.

9. Park Bo Gum

Park Bo-gum is a well known TV actor, and recognized for his roles in Blind, Hello Monster and Reply 1988. He is included in Forbes Korea Most Powerful celebrities. He is also known for co-hosting the South Korean Music program Music Bank together with Red Velvet’s Irene.

10. Kang Daniel

Kang Daniel is a South Korean singer and songwriter, known for his work in Produce 101 ( Season 2). He was also a member of South Korean boy group Wanna One. Kang Daniel left the group in 2019 and since then has established his own agency named Konnect Entertainment. Kang Daniel has major influence and impact as part of Korean hallyu wave. With immense marketing power. He was tagged as one of the best in Male Model brand Power Ranking as assessed by the Korean Corporate Reputation Research Institute. He was also able to gain the Guinness World Records for ” Fastest time to gain one million followers on Instagram”, achieving the new record in 11 hours and 36 minutes after joining the social media platform. This record was previously held by Pope Francis with 12 hours.

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