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Forbes Chinese Celebrity List

On April 28, Forbes China Magazine released 2010 China celebrity list, Jackie Chan took the number one overall spot, And Yao Ming who was ranked number one for the pass 6 years since 2004 fell to 4th place. However Yao is still number one in income with 255,300,000 yuan. Bear in mind that its not just income alone that determine the list but their media exposure as well.

1. Jackie Chan (成龙)


Occupation: Actor
Income: 206,000,000 yuan / $30m
Income Rank: 2
Internet Search Rank: 5
Newspaper Rank: 2
Magazine and TV Rank: 7

First person to sing a concert at the Bird’s Nest, His movie Little Big Soldier (2010) breaks hundred fifty million yuan at box office.

2. Jay Chou (周杰伦)


Occupation: Singer, Actor, Director
Income: 122,500,000 yuan / $18m
Income Rank: 3
Internet Search Rank: 3
Newspaper Rank: 4
Magazine and TV Rank: 15

Tests the water in Hollywood, directed “Panda Man” and suffered a setback, no time to release a new album.

3. Andy Lau (刘德华)


Occupation: Singer, Actor
Income: 86,200,000 yuan / $12.6m
Income Rank: 6
Internet Search Rank: 2
Newspaper Rank: 3
Magazine and TV Rank: 17

(One of the four heavenly Kings of Cantopop) Lau participated in three new films, fans pay close attention to his marital status.

4. Yao Ming (姚明)


Occupation: Professional athlete
Income: 255,300,000 yuan / $37.5m
Income Rank: 1
Internet Search Rank: 27
Newspaper Rank: 1
Magazine and TV Rank: 17

The first person in China with dual role of basketball player and the boss. (Yao Ming bought his former club Shanghai Sharks)

5. Zhang Ziyi (章子怡)


Occupation: Actress
Income: 69,000,000 yuan / $10.1m
Income Rank: 11
Internet Search Rank: 12
Newspaper Rank: 9
Magazine and TV Rank: 1

Despite many troubles, persists in shooting “The Grand Master” (2010). 25 magazine covers, no one else can compare.

6. Zhao Benshan (赵本山)


Occupation: Actor
Income: 95,600,000 yuan / $14m
Income Rank: 4
Internet Search Rank: 6
Newspaper Rank: 6
Magazine and TV Rank: 71

Zhao’s group performs national tour, “Liu Laogen Big Stage” now has 10 locations, but his health is worrying.

7. Jolin Tsai (蔡依林)


Occupation: Singer
Income: 46,500,000 yuan / $6.8m
Income Rank: 12
Internet Search Rank: 24
Newspaper Rank: 5
Magazine and TV Rank: 44

Singed with owner and released album “Butterfly”, created new fashion brand “72 changes”.

8. Donnie Yen (甄子丹)


Occupation: Actor
Income: 86,000,000 yuan / $12.6m
Income Rank: 7
Internet Search Rank: 43
Newspaper Rank: 22
Magazine and TV Rank: 7

Income, endorsement soaring, among the ranks of kung fu stars.

9. Liu Xiang (刘翔)


Occupation: Professional athlete
Income: 64,600,000 yuan / $9.5m
Income Rank: 12
Internet Search Rank: 24
Newspaper Rank: 5
Magazine and TV Rank: 44

“Flying Man’s” comeback is nearly perfect.

10. Fan Bingbing (范冰冰)


Occupation: Actress
Income: 30,500,000 yuan / $4.5m
Income Rank: 27
Internet Search Rank: 10
Newspaper Rank: 18
Magazine and TV Rank: 2

The most hard-working actress, starred in six films in one year.

11. Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) 29.2m / $4.3m
Actress, Model

12. Eason Chan (陈奕迅) 35.8m / $5.3m
Singer, Actor

13. Lu Chen (刘谦) 43.8m /$6.4m

14. Nicholas Tse (谢霆锋) 28.2m / $4.1m
Singer, Actor

15. Aaron Kwok (郭富城) 36m / $5.3m
Singer, Actor

16. Li Yuchun (李宇春) 22.3m / $3.3m

17. Sun Honglei (孙红雷) 29.5m / $4.3m

18. Zhou Xun (周迅) 26.5m / $3.9m

19. Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明) 32m / $4.7m

20. Zhao Wei (赵薇) 19.6m / $2.9m
Actress, Singer

21. Li Bingbing (李冰冰) 34m / $5m

22. Leehom Wang (王力宏) 73.4m / $10.8m
Singer, Actor

23. Chow Yun-Fat (周润发) 80m / $11.7m

24. Jet Li (李连杰) 95m / $14m
Actor, Philanthropist

25. Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) 41m / $6m
Cinematographer, Director

Other notables:

32. Jacky Cheung 32.5m / $4.8m

37. Tony Leung Chiu Wai 18.6m / $2.7m

41. Carina Lau 21m / $3m

52. Charlene Choi 17.5m / $2.5m

76. Leon Lai 6.75m / $0.99m
(please note that Leon Lai is now the owner of a big artiste management company and his earnings power should be a lot more than that)

96. Tang Wei 5m / $0.73m

2010 Forbes China celebrity list


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