China boasts of rich cultural history and unique heritage by being one of the earliest civilizations. The country is quite technologically advanced with most influential people being scientists. However, there are also numerous celebrities in the entertainment industry enjoying massive wealth and exposure. Actors, singers and models in China live luxurious lifestyles that is quite similar to what their counterparts are experiencing in the West. The entertainment industry in the East is booming indeed and China seems to be at the center stage. The country has been able to release superstars that meet international standards over and over again. This list takes into consideration celebrity ranking in the media and net worth. These are the ten most influential celebrities in China, according to Red-Luxury.com, but bear in mind that this is not a top ten list:
1. Fan Bingbing, Net Worth $17.8 Million
This actress is ranked number 2 in terms of wealth. She has a media exposure ranking of 5 online, 7 in newspapers, and 8 in the magazines and TV. She frequents the Heart Ali project, which is meant to help children suffering from congenital heart disease get treatment.
2. Jay Chou, Net Worth $16.68 Million
The musician, actor is ranked number 3 in terms of wealth. He has a media exposure ranking of 9 on the internet, 13 in newspapers, and 38 in the magazines and TV. He has previously been endorsed by brands such as Pepsi, Panasonic, Motorola, Levis, Colgate, and National Geographic.
3. Andy Lau, Net Worth $7.6 Million
The actor, singer and producer ranks at number 21 according to wealth accumulated. He has a media exposure ranking of 8 on the internet, 5 in newspapers, and 1 in the magazines and TV. He established the Andy Lau Charity Foundation in 1994 to help the less fortunate.
4. Jackie Chan, Net Worth $10.68 Million
The internationally renowned actor and director ranks at number 13 in terms of wealth. He has a media exposure ranking of 11 online, 10 in the newspapers, and 28 in the magazines and TV. He founded the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 1988 and also frequents the Dragon’s Heart Foundation to give encouragement.
5. Zhang Ziyi, Net Worth $9.63 Million
This actress is ranked number 16 in terms of wealth. She has a media exposure ranking of 22 online, 8 in the newspapers, and 11 in the magazines and TV. She’s received international endorsements from Omega Watches, Visa and Maybelline. Zhang is also the spokesperson of the Care for Children foster home, China.
6. Eason Chan, Net Worth $11.3 Million
The actor, singer is ranked number 12 according to the wealthiest in the region. He has a media exposure ranking of 27 online, 27 in the newspapers, and 10 in the magazines and TV. Since 2006, Eason has been the Sight Ambassador for Orbis International, Hong Kong.
7. Yang Mi, Net Worth $7.07 Million
The actress is currently ranked number 28 in terms of wealth. She has a media exposure ranking of 1 on the internet, 9 in the newspapers, and 4 in the magazines and TV. She recently embarked on filming a project dubbed ‘Chinese Girl’ which is actually the Chinese version of the popular American series ‘Gossip Girl’.
8. Huang Xiaoming, Net Worth $12.3 Million
This actor ranks at number 9 in terms of wealth. He has a media exposure ranking of 40 online, 14 in the newspapers, and 13 in the magazines and TV. He became the first Asian Celebrity to be featured in a Gucci advertisement in 2008 when he was signed by the Italian brand.
9. Jolin Tsai, Net Worth $16.2 Million
The singer is ranked number 4 in terms of wealth. She has a media exposure ranking of 31 on the internet, 55 in the newspapers, and 15 in the magazines and TV. She was previously signed by Universal Music Taiwan and Sony Music Entertainment Taiwan. Currently, she’s signed by Warner Music Taiwan.
10. Chiling Lin, Net Worth $7.93 Million
The actress-cum-model is ranked at number 20 according to the wealthiest celebrities in China. She has a media exposure ranking of 18 online, 47 in the newspapers, and 14 in the magazines and TV. She’s involved in several charitable organizations including Procter & Gamble Breast Cancer Prevention Association and World Vision AIDS Orphan Project.
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