27 Apr – Forbes Magazine recently released their Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, with Fan Bingbing beating out Jay Chou and Andy Lau to be dubbed the most influential celebrity in Great China.
As reported on Popular Asians website, the annual Forbes China Celebrity 100 list ranks the most influential entertainment and sports celebrities from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan through their earnings and exposure rate on the mass media.
Although Donnie Yen was considered the highest earning celebrity of last year, with a total worth of RMB115 million, it was Fan Bingbing who climbed the top spot despite earning lower than the actor.
The actress, whose media exposure basically involves being featured at international film festivals, also participated in mainland film, "Double Xposure" that earned RMB100 million at the mainland box office, making her the highest earning actress with RMB110 million.
Meanwhile, 2012 top lister Jay Chou fell to number two with RMB104.2 million in earnings, due to his relatively low output aside from the release of his new album, "Opus 12" and musical film, "The Rooftop".
Meanwhile, with RMB47 million in earnings, Andy Lau, who slowed down his work after the birth of his baby, was still able to beat Donnie Yen in terms of appearance made in film festivals.