International known Forbes Chinese version revealed Forbes 2010 Chinese Top 100 Celebrities Ranking in Beijing yesterday, the ranking total up celebrities from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China in terms of earnings, Internet search, exposure in newspapers, magazine and TV. This is the first time that celebrities from 3 countries are considered. In the ranking, 43 artistes are from Hong Kong and Taiwan. It was also announced that the total box office taking of 2009 had total up to $62 million, a 44% increase and ranked tenth in the world.
Jackie Chan top the chart in the overall ranking, however his earning of $20,600 was second to NBA star Yao Ming’s $25,530 who was fourth in the overall ranking. Taiwanese Jay Chou was second in the overall ranking.
Although Andy Lau only managed to earn $8,620 last year, but he had three films and his marriage caught the media attention thus he came in third. The highest ranked celebrity from Mainland China is Yao Ming whom came in fourth in the overall ranking but his earning is the top among the rest.
news from: Sing Tao News, Ming Pao, Apple Daily News