Forbes Korea Top 10 Celebrities 2013

The Top 10 Korean Celebrities in 2012/2013 according to Forbes’s annual list which is based on income, appearance fees, number of endorsements and hits on search engines as well as magazine cover appearances and mentions in other media.

1. Psy – His famous Gangnam Style got a record-breaking 1.4 billion hits on YouTube and 40 million digital downloads. His gross income in 2012 was over $40 million.

2. Girls’ Generation – The girl group’s single Twinkle nearly topped the album charts in the first half year of 2012. They are in high demand in advertising and TV shows.

3. Son Yeon-Jae – The rhythmic gymnast placed fifth overall in the finals at the 2012 London Olympics. She’s also a commercial darling in Korea.

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Son Yeon-Jae Incheon Airport

Rhythmic gymnast and national darling Son Yeon Jae arriving at Incheon International Airport from Russia after winning a Bronze at the Moscow Grand Prix.

Son Yeon Jae Incheon International Airport

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