Forbes Korea ranks Yuna Kim as the #3 most powerful celebrity in the country.
This list was revealed in conjunction with the 8th anniversary of Forbes Korea’s founding. The list includes television personalities, actors, actresses, athletes, as well as singers and groups. The ranking were determined by appearances on news articles, TV advertisements, Internet searches, success of activities, and international recognition.
Other than the overall ranking, Forbes Korea also listed celebrities in terms of Sales, Media, Broadcast and Activities.
Personally, I'm surprised SNSD earned the top spot. Yuna earns way more than they do (she is ranked as one of the highest female athletes in the whole world) and she has TV ads back to back...also, Big Bang's album made it to the top 10 in US Itunes without any promotion, so if we're speaking about international recognition, there are more people here who had become more successful outside Korea than SNSD