March 26th, 2008

Yao Ming is the Most Popular Celebrity in China

Posted by Admin in Celebrity, Pictures, Rockets

Forbes, which has been producing annual Chinese mainland celebrity rankings since 2004, recently released its list of 100 celebrities with the most frequent media exposure. Like in the previous year, Yao Ming topped the new list of 100 celebrities. Yao Ming earns a pre-tax yearly income of 387 million yuan (US$54.5 million), also the highest among all.

Yao Ming, celebrity, china
(isn’t this Yao pic hilarious? like a Calvin Klein commercial)

Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang followed Yao Ming closely like last year. Rising basketball player Yi Jianlian, ranked No. 4, is the only other sports star on the top 10.

Martial-arts superstar Jet Li, who failed to enter the top 100 last year, soared to No. 3 with the reason given by Forbes that the kung-fu king has had three new films since the last ranking (“The Warlords,” “The Forbidden Kingdom,” and “The Mummy 3”), and his heartfelt devotion to charity work (Jet Li runs the disaster-relief One Foundation) also added to his score.

Hollywood-bound actress Zhang Ziyi leads the female front-runners.Zhang Ziyi

(i just had to include this pic….rawrrr :)

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  1. yaho ming said,

    on April 7th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    emoo yao ming

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