Korean celebrities who are in the top 10 on the “Forbes Korea Power Celebrity” list by year

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Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40

Girl groups that ranked #1 on the list; Girls’ generation aka Snsd (2011, 2012, 2014), Blackpink (2019, 2024)

Boy groups that ranked #1 on the list; Exo (2015, 2016), Bts (2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

2009

RankNameProfession
1Yuna KimFigure skater
2Big BangBoy group
3Wonder GirlsGirl group
4Lee HyoriSinger
5Girls’ GenerationGirl group
6Park Ji-sungSoccer player
7Lee Seung-yuopBaseball player
8RainSinger
9Yoo Jae-sukComedian, TV host
10Kim Tae-heeActress

2010

RankNameProfession
1Yuna KimFigure skater
2Girls’ GenerationGirl group
3Park Ji-sungSoccer player
4Lee Byung-hunActor
5Big BangBoy group
6Go Hyun-jungActress
7Lee Seung-giSinger, actor, TV host
8Lee Hyo-riSinger
9Yoo Jae-sukComedian, TV host
10Kang Ho-dong

2011

RankNameProfession
1Girls’ GenerationGirl group
2Park Ji-sungSoccer player
3Yuna KimFigure skater
4Lee Seung-giSinger, actor, TV host
52PMBoy group
6Yoo Jae-sukComedian, TV host
7Lee Chung-yongSoccer player
82AMBoy group
9Shin-soo ChooBaseball player
10Kang Ho-dongComedian, TV host

2012

RankNameProfession
1Girls’ GenerationGirl group
2Big BangBoy group
3IUSinger, actress
4KaraGirl group
5Yuna KimFigure skater
6Lee Seung-giSinger, actor, TV host
7Park Ji-sungSoccer player
8Kim Tae-heeActress
9BeastBoy group
10Park Tae-hwanSwimmer

2013

RankNameProfession
1PsySinger
2Girls’ GenerationGirl group
3Son Yeon-jaeRhythmic gymnast
4Kim Soo-hyunActor
5Big BangBoy group
6Park Tae-hwanSwimmer
7Song Joong-kiActor
8IUSinger, actress
9Yuna KimFigure skater
10Super JuniorBoy group

2014

RankNameProfession
1Girls’ GenerationGirl group
2Big BangBoy group
3SuzySinger, actress
4Ryu Hyun-jinBaseball player
5ExoBoy group
6Choo Shin-sooBaseball player
7TVXQBoy band
8Shinee
9Yuna KimFigure skater
10IUSinger, actress

2015

RankNameProfession
1ExoBoy group
2Kim Soo-hyunActor
3Yuna KimFigure skater
4Jun Ji-hyunActress
5Son Yeon-jaeRhythmic gymnast
6Lee Seung-giSinger, actor, TV host
7Ryu Hyun-JinBaseball player
8Son Heung-MinSoccer player
9Girls’ GenerationGirl group
10Sistar

2016

RankNameProfession
1ExoBoy group
2Yoo Ah-inActor
3HyeriSinger, actress
4Girls’ GenerationGirl group
5Kim Soo-hyunActor
6Big BangBoy group
7Inbee ParkGolfer
8Jun Ji-hyunActress
9IUSinger, actress
10Jung-ho KangBaseball player

2017

RankNameProfession
1Park Bo-gumActor
2Song Joong-ki
3TwiceGirl group
4ExoBoy group
5BTS
6SuzySinger, actress
7Song Hye-kyoActress
8Kim Yoo-jung
9Jo Jung-sukActor
10Oh Seung-hwanBaseball player

2018

RankNameProfession
1BTSBoy group
2Wanna One
3TwiceGirl group
4ExoBoy band
5IUSinger, actress
6Song Hye-kyoActress
7Song Joong-kiActor
8Park Bo-gum
9Yuna KimFigure skater
10Hyun-jin RyuBaseball player

2019

RankNameProfession
1BlackpinkGirl group
2BTSBoy group
3Wanna One
4Kang DanielSinger
5Red VelvetGirl group
6Park Na-raeComedian
7Hong Jin-youngSinger
8Han Ji-minActress
9Son Heung-minSoccer player
10ExoBoy group

2020

RankNameProfession
1BTSBoy group
2Hyun-jin RyuBaseball player
3BlackpinkGirl group
4Son Heung-minFootball player
5Bong Joon-hoFilmmaker
6Jun Hyun-mooTV host
7Park Na-raeComedian
8Lee Soo-geun
9TwiceGirl group
10Kim Hee-chulSinger, TV host

2021

RankNameProfession
1BTSBoy group
2BlackpinkGirl group
3Hyun-jin RyuBaseball player
4Son Heung-minFootball player
5Lim Young-woongSinger
6Kwang-hyun KimBaseball player
7Yoo Jae-sukComedian, TV host
8Young TakSinger
9Jung Dong-won
10Jang Yoon-jeong

2022

RankNameProfession
1BTSBoy group
2BlackpinkGirl group
3Son Heung-minFootball player
4Hyun-jin RyuBaseball player
5Lee Chan-wonSinger
6Lee Seung-giSinger, actor, TV host
7Lim Young-woongSinger
8Youn Yuh-jungActress
9Yoo Jae-sukComedian, TV host
10Jang MinhoSinger

2023

RankNameProfession
1BTSBoy group
2Son Heung-minFootball player
3BlackpinkGirl group
4Song Joong-kiActor
5Yoo Jae-sukComedian, TV host
6Lim Young-woongSinger
7Son Suk-kuActor
8Jang MinhoSinger
9Jang Yoon-jeong
10Young Tak

2024

RankNameProfession
1BlackpinkGirl group
2Son Heung-minFootball player
3NewJeansGirl group
4Kim Min-JaeFootball player
5Lim Young-woongSinger
6Lee Jung-hooBaseball player
7JiminSinger
8Lee Kang-inFootball player
9JungkookSinger
10IveGirl group
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