Jessica, Jay Park and Eric Nam Make the 2017 Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 in Entertainment and Sports List

This year’s Forbes Asia 30 under 30 is out and is not as stacked with Korean stars in the Entertainment and Sports category as last year in 2016. The K-stars to the make 2017 Sports and Entertainment category 30 under 30 list are Jessica Jung formerly of SNSD and now a solo singer and designer, singer Jay Park, and singer Eric Nam. Since this is a 30 under 30 list the celebrity has to be under 30 years old so last year’s most popular Korean actors Song Joong Ki and Gong Yoo are both over 30 and not eligible. Since I don’t follow K-pop y’all have to tell me if Jessica, Jay, and Roy really were all that big last year. This list also doesn’t include groups which takes out super popular idol groups TWICE and BTS. It’s quite an impressive list to get on so congrats!

2016 had a lot more Korean celebrities on the Entertainment and Sports category including G-Dragon, Kim Soo Hyun, SNSD‘s Yoona, retired figure skater Kim Yuna, Choi Siwon of Super Junior, and singer Lim Hyun Joo.

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Jessica, Jay Park and Eric Nam Make the 2017 Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 in Entertainment and Sports List — 7 Comments

  1. I think the most popular K-actor last year without a doubt is PARK BO GUM. I visited Korea early this year (when Goblin just ended its run) and all I saw everywhere are PBG, not Song Joong Ki and Gong Yoo. The sold out merchandise also of PBG. Ofc, those two had prints appeared here and there but comparing with PBG, it’s like a ratio of 1:10.

    • Then why is PBG not here, this list must be a bogus! I dont know about Jessica, but I believe Taeyeon’s solo singing career is more better received!

  2. Who else is on the list? I was suprised that none of the ex-exo boys in China made it to the list since they are so popular in China and still have a big fanbase outside of it.

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