2014 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List: Fan Bingbing Ranked First

By on May 6, 2014 in NEWS

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Following last year, Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) continues to take the lead on 2014 Forbes China Celebrity 100 list, which ranks the year’s most influential entertainment and sports celebrities from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Andy Lau (劉德華) is in second place, while Jay Chou (周杰倫) ranks third.

With continuous filming, brand advertising, and commercial speech offers, Fan Bingbing possesses a full work schedule year-round. Currently dubbed as “China’s Most Commercially Valuable Artiste”, she thanked everyone for their support in an interview and expressed she will continue to spread her charm around the globe.

Top Earnings Goes to Jay Chou

Since the overall Forbes list is generated from both annual income and media exposure rates, the most influential celebrity is not necessarily the highest earner. In terms of salary rankings, Jay Chou is in first place making 156.5 million RMB for the year, overcoming Fan Bingbing, who is in fourth place with an annual income of 122 million RMB.

As a singer and actor, Jay has not only completed several rounds of concert tours, but also broke 100 million RMB in box office last year with his self-produced and directed film The Rooftop <天台愛情>. Ranked second and third on the annual income list are sports star Li Na (李娜) with 141.5 million RMB and Taiwanese band Mayday (五月天) with 133.3 million RMB.

Celebrity Couples

Originally in eighth place last year, Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) has now climbed to fourth place on the overall Forbes list with an income of 66.5 million RMB. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Angelababy (楊穎) also made the list in the 55th spot, earning 19.3 million RMB annually. Yang Mi (楊冪) is ranked sixth with earnings of 52 million RMB, while her husband Hawick Lau (劉愷威) is in 19th place, earning 55 million RMB.

Celebrity couple Nicky Wu (吳奇隆) is in ninth place and Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩) is in 25th place, with annual incomes of 67 million RMB and 29.5 million RMB respectively.

Newcomers on the List

There were a total of fifteen celebrities whose names appeared on the Forbes list for the first time this year, including Tiffany Tang (唐嫣) in 73rd place, Wallace Huo (霍建華) in 82nd place, Michelle Chen (陳妍希) in 88th place, and G.E.M. (鄧紫棋) in 91st place. Although their incomes are no match in comparison to aforementioned stars, their escalating popularity allowed them to enter the list.

Singer G.E.M.’s popularity skyrocketed after her participation in the second season of hit show, I Am a Singer <我是歌手>. Besides making it onto the overall Forbes list, she is also 99th place on the top income list with earnings of 10.9 million RMB. G.E.M. expressed happily, “I will continue to make the best of music, and I hope to use my own music to influence more people.”

2014 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List 

(in RMB)

  1. Fan Bingbing  (范冰冰) 122 million
  2. Andy Lau    (劉德華) 89 million
  3. Jay Chou   (周傑倫) 156.6 million
  4. Huang Xiaoming   (黃曉明) 66.5 million
  5. Zhang Ziyi  (章子怡) 56 million
  6. Yang Mi   (楊冪) 52 million
  7. Lin Chiling  (林志玲)  60 million
  8. Li Na   (李娜) 141.6 million
  9. Nicky Wu   (吳奇隆) 67 million
  10. Jackie Chan   (成龍) 54 million
  11. Eason Chan  陳奕迅 71.50 million
  12. Mayday (五月天) 133.50 million
  13. Show Luo (羅志祥) 80.50 million
  14. Leehom Wang (王力宏) 70.50 million
  15. Zhou Xun (周迅) 48 million
  16. Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) 26.3 million
  17. Donnie Yen (甄子丹) 66 million
  18. Jimmy Lin (林志穎) 61.5 million
  19. Hawick Lau (劉愷威) 55 million
  20. Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) 54.5 million
  21. Zhao Benshan (趙本山) 32 million
  22. Vicki Zhao (趙薇) 23 million
  23. Shu Qi (舒淇) 37.1 million
  24. Aaron Kwok (郭富城) 30.5 million
  25. Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩) 29.5 million
  26. Feng Xiaogang (馮小剛) 28 million
  27. Guo Jingming (郭敬明) 25 million
  28. Li Bingbing (李冰冰) 37 million
  29. Wu Xiubo (吳秀波) 35 million
  30. Betty Sun (孫儷) 22 million
  31. Faye Wong (王菲) 20 million
  32. Tony Leung Chiu Wai (梁朝偉) 38 million
  33. Louis Koo (古天樂) 39 million
  34. Harlem Yu (庾澄慶) 40 million
  35. Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) 30.5 million
  36. Ruby Lin (林心如) 25.4 million
  37. Amei (張惠妹) 31.8 million
  38. Tang Wei (湯唯) 26 million
  39. Wang Feng (汪峰) 22.3 million
  40. Gao Yuanyuan (高圓圓) 19.5 million
  41. Zhang Guoli (張國立) 28 million
  42. Ge You (葛優) 46 million
  43. Tong Liya (佟麗婭) 25.8 million
  44. Sun Honglei (孫紅雷) 42 million
  45. Wen Zhang (文章) 19 million
  46. Hai Qing (海清) 35 million
  47. Lin Dan (林丹) 26.70 million
  48. Liu Ye (劉燁) 27 million
  49. Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) 30 million
  50. Rainie Yang (楊丞琳) 35.9 million
  51. Tamia Liu (劉濤) 22.5 million
  52. Jiang Wenli (蔣雯麗) 31.5 million
  53. Raymond Lam (林峰) 24.6 million
  54. Dee Hsu (徐熙娣) 33.9 million
  55. Angelababy(楊穎) 19.3 million
  56. Li Yundi (李雲迪) 26 million
  57. Lang Lang (郎朗) 46.7 million
  58. Guo Degang (郭德綱) 21 million
  59. Momo Wu (吳莫愁) 19.4 million
  60. Yu Quan (羽泉) 23.6 million
  61. Jacky Cheung (張學友) 22.5 million
  62. Huang Bo (黃渤) 18 million
  63. Joey Yung (容祖兒) 25.4 million
  64. Wang Baoqiang (王寶強) 24 million
  65. Joe Chen (陳喬恩) 18.8 million
  66. Carina Lau (劉嘉玲) 18 million
  67. Na Ying (那英) 18.1 million
  68. Chen Kun (陳坤) 17 million
  69. Yao Chen (姚晨) 16 million
  70.  Hebe Tian (田馥甄) 25 million
  71. Han Dong (韓寒) 18.1 million
  72. Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) 25.9 million
  73. Tiffany Tang (唐嫣) 18 million
  74. Wang Luodan (王珞丹) 20.5 million
  75. Xie Na (謝娜) 14.1 million
  76. Ma Su (馬蘇) 18.5 million
  77. He Jiong (何炅) 16.2 million
  78. Chen Daoming (陳道明) 24 million
  79. Zhang Liang (張亮) 15 million
  80. Zhao Liying (趙麗穎) 15.9 million
  81. Summer (吉克雋逸) 22.2 million
  82. Wallace Huo (霍建華) 20.5
  83. Li Chen (李晨) 18 million
  84. Tong Dawei (佟大為) 15 million
  85. Deng Chao (鄧超) 11.7 million
  86. Zheng Zhi (鄭智) 20 million
  87. Tang Jia San Shao (唐家三少) 18.3 million
  88. Michelle Chen (陳妍希) 13 million
  89. Zhang Jiayi (張嘉譯) 25 million
  90. Du Chun (杜淳) 20 million
  91. G.E.M. Tang (鄧紫棋) 10.9 million
  92. Guo Tao (郭濤) 14 million
  93. Chen Xiao (陳曉) 10.3 million
  94. Wallace Chung (鐘漢良) 14.3 million
  95. Meng Fei (孟非) 18.2 million
  96. Yang Lan (楊瀾) 16.9 million
  97. Kai Ko (柯震東) 13 million
  98. Zhu Dan (朱丹) 15.5 million
  99. Zhang Xinyi (張歆藝) 16.5 million
  100. Gillian Chung (鐘欣潼) 20.7 million

Source: Ming Pao; Xinhuanet.com

This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.

55 comments to 2014 Forbes China Celebrity 100 List: Fan Bingbing Ranked First

  1. Terminator says:

    So whatever happened to “very popular in Mainland” Kevin Cheng? LOL!

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    • lovesheh replied:

      he got lucky last year :))

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    • Alluka replied:

      He has no successful works after BBJX

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    • hotNcold replied:

      he should be extra careful when choosing the script

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  2. sandcherry says:

    It seems that Raymond Lam is the only TVB artistes, who could make the top 100 on
    Forbes China Celebrity 100 List 2014

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    • Terminator replied:

      Karena knows what she’s doing.

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      • TVBFAN replied:

        Karena is digging the gold up if you want I mean.

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      • bloom replied:

        Karena is lucky girl

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      • raymond replied:

        How come raymond lam just 22Million++? zz
        To run tax ah then dun wan to file the real income? So little? zz

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  3. lovesheh says:

    a little sad 🙁 no charmaine sheh 🙁 maybe because she didn’t film any movies in one year and a half 🙁 hope she will be on the list next year 😀

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  4. Terminator says:

    Oh crap!

    For a moment I mistook Wang Lee Hom for Ron Ng and almost went into a state of shock.

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    • TVBFAN replied:

      How could you mix them 2 together there nothing alike. But I was hoping Ron and Bosco make the list but sadly they didn’t.

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  5. sky says:

    wish i didn’t go to college, i can just be an actor/singer.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      You can still take acting or drama in college. After graduation, just go to live in Hong Kong, Mainland China or Taiwan if you want to film Chinese movies or drama series.

      Not every artiste makes tons of money. It depends on a person’s fate, luck and connections.

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      • sky replied:

        too old for acting..

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    • anonymous replied:

      no one is too old for acting. christopher plummer is in his 80s and still acting

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    • TVBFAN replied:

      Even if your like 30-40 you can still act. But you gotta know how speak and read Chinese fluently and have some kind of charm or look. And have a good image.

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  6. lol says:

    wasnt there an article saying louis earning 236 million

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  7. Vel says:

    Wow Fan Bing Bing is owning.

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  8. cuckoo says:

    What about Michelle Ye? She should be on the list.

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    • Profile photo of jayne jayne replied:

      Some artistes’ earnings may be more difficult to calculate. Don’t know if they also need to respond to Forbes’ inquiries to provide salary levels in order to be included.

      I’m sure Michelle Ye is already a millionaire.

      From the list, the top singers make a lot of money from holding concert performances in China. Jay Chou’s wealth is staggering…he has dominated the top spots on Forbes’ list for years.

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      • raymond replied:

        his 156million is Earning after tax?
        How come raymond lam just 22milion++ so little? This solely just based on earning on entertainment? The figure minus tax adi anot? thanks miss jayne..

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  9. hk looker says:

    Surprise, surprise.

    Andy lau earns more than jackie chan.
    Lin Chiling earns more than Zhang ziyi.

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  10. HeTieShou says:

    I wonder his accurate this list is? Something just does not seem right because some of the names that are on there does not seem to belong on there while that should be on there are not on there.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Meant to say how accurate…

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    • Alluka replied:

      Who do you think that they seem not belong to the list? (pure curiosity)

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  11. that is just so amazing with all of the something million
    that is just incredible and i just had athletics carnival today at sydney athletics centre and i am so tired now but i would like to jet congrats to these wonderful film actors LOL 😀

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  12. Funn Lim says:

    ALL of them are millionaires.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      No wonder every person (especially girls) wants to be an artiste! It is the easiest way to become a millionaire.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Not really. Only for those who made it.

        Easiest way is to be a computer geek, come up with an app that goes viral, sell it to the big boys and become instant BILLIONAIRES before you reach 21.

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      • Vel replied:

        Yeah , my brother regrets not studying computer science when he was in college. Some people become millionaires just from making apps…go google it up. To become billionaire though, you might need to make apps that sell like “Angry Bird.” I think any productive and useful apps like note taking, checklist, police radio…etc are enough to achieve the millionaire status

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  13. Cathy says:

    So this list is not about how much money is earned most?

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    • LeilaFan replied:

      Yeah, that what I was wondering too
      since Yang Mi ranked 6th and earned 52 million RMB, but her husband earned more than her, he earned 55 million RMB, yet he is at rank 19th?
      So this is not based on who earn the most?
      So afterall Hawick does earn more than his wife, LOL! Many people thinks that Yang Mi earned more than him.

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    • J. H. replied:

      From the article it’s based on:

      Since the overall Forbes list is generated from both annual income and media exposure rates, the most influential celebrity is not necessarily the highest earner. In terms of salary rankings, Jay Chou is in first place making 156.5 million RMB for the year, overcoming Fan Bingbing, who is in fourth place with an annual income of 122 million RMB.

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    • Alluka replied:

      Money + Popularity + Professional critics.

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  14. FSF says:

    What about Feng Shao Feng??

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  15. Princess says:

    So the ranking and earnings do not match! What is criteria? Why?

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    • prettysup replied:

      LOL u should read the article more closely

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      • Princess replied:

        FYI, I did read the article….
        “Since the overall Forbes list is generated from both annual income and media exposure rates, the most influential celebrity is not necessarily the highest earner.” …. What is the criteria for “media exposure rates” — some one counts each article? photo? in the newspaper? magazines? both upstanding publications and rags as well???

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  16. Lily says:

    what does Fan Bing Bing even do to make that much??

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    • Profile photo of jayne jayne replied:

      Lily,
      “what does Fan Bing Bing even do to make that much??”

      Aside from Fan Bingbing’s filming projects, she endorses a lot of luxury brands in China. She is an international fashion icon and apparently the epitome of female beauty, judging by her frequent appearances on Chinese fashion magazines. Her exposure rate in well-known Chinese media outlets is daily and she receives lucrative income from endorsing brands.

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  17. Profile photo of jayne jayne says:

    The overall poor presentation of Hong Kong artistes on the Forbes’ list this year versus last year may also indicate their declining influence in the Mainland market. Last year, there were quite a few TVB artistes on the list. Perhaps series featuring TVB stars in China are not particularly pulling in the ratings to warrant their high pay?

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    • Terminator replied:

      Didn’t this site recently posted an article on how the Chinese view HK actors/actresses as B-listers who only appear in crummy dramas?

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  18. Terminator says:

    Another overlooked celebrity(ies) from the list is the Taiwanese rock band, Mayday, who has made the top of this list for several years now. The five-piece R&B based rock band recently held several sold out performances in NY’s Madison Square Garden.

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    • J. H. replied:

      Mayday made the list They are #12 > 12. Mayday (五月天) with 133.50 million.

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  19. Jenny says:

    TVB artistes are so poor! Only Raymond Lam made the list because he made 3 mainland series last year! Where’s Kevin? I thought he mainly works in mainland?

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  20. Jenny says:

    That explains why Kevin is kicked out of the list! But Raymond Lam’s mainland drama with Michelle Ye was criticized too. There must be favoritism in this list.

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    • Alluka replied:

      Because other than the 3 series filming in China, last year LF also has 2 movies showed, 1 album, 1 HK concert and its tour trip, 1 concert DVD together with advertisements and functions. KC only has one or two series showed and they are all not successful. He didnt join BBJQ but Hua Si Xin which is delayed. Can see why he does not have enough exposure last year.

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  21. Rainbow says:

    The 2014 Forbes list ranks the most influential entertainment and sports celebrities from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. TVB artists may not make the top 100 on Forbes China Celebrity 100 List 2014 because their income is not high enough and they are not influential enough (in China, HK, Taiwan and Asia).
    I am happy and surprised to see that Andy Lau still ranks high on the list despite his age. Well, age is not a problem as I don’t like to discriminate older people like some other people do. I actually respect them more. But artists in their prime time of their career usually earn more, so it is harder for older or not-in-prime-time artists to make it to the list.

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    • Panzer replied:

      I would be shocked if ANY tvb artist made that list considering what they pay them.

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  22. cuckoo says:

    Every time reading about Andy Lau’s popularity, rich, girlfriend, wife, daughter, his personal life, the story of his one fan-girl’s dad suicided comes to my mind again. He did lie a lot. I usually think that if he did inform that he had girlfriend then his fangirl could not get too heavily crazy in love with him, then her family would not lost a lot of money then the incident would not happen. He hid his love relationship for his popularity, and of course for the money. He understand very well of women’s feelings. Think if his wife is not from a very rich and powerful family, will he be loyal to her? I did admire him, but after that incident I felt terrible and promise myself that I will need to pay more attention of young girls’ thought, need to explain to them what’s the real things of popularity, rich, handsomeness

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  23. Panzer says:

    What were they smoking when they made that list? How is Shu Qi so high on it?
    I guess we can add the Forbes top 100 editor to the long list of people she has slept with to advance her career lol.

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  24. raymond says:

    eason chan 75million? wtf. This ugly pork chop seriously so many people buying his album? really? How true were the reports oh? wtf.and gillian chung 100th ngam ngam. haha,
    Raymond Lam just 24.6Million? serious or he no report real income? His RMB500000k per episode 40 episodes also 20Million alone. Not yet including other concerts,album, movie and others.How true were the reports? damn!zz
    And never mentioned whether is earning after tax or before tax. @@

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    • Cantopopfan replied:

      This ‘ugly pork chop’ is more talented in his left toe alone than Raymond Lam ever hopes to be.

      Good to see Eason doing so well.

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