that SNSD is the number one Power celebrity in Korea. (Please like we didn’t know!!)

Forbes Korea has recently just released its Top 40 list in conjunction with their 8th anniversary. The criteria for determining the position of winners is based on news article appearances, internet searches, television advertisements, and much more! Apart from this rankings list, there were also other Top 40 lists for Media (2nd for SNSD), Broadcast (3rd for SNSD), Sales (2nd for SNSD), and Activities (1st for SNSD).

Here’s the translated list for those of you that can’t read Korean:

2. Park Jisung
3. Kim YunA
4. Lee Seunggi
5. 2PM
6. Yoo Jaesuk
7. Lee Chungyoung
8. 2AM
9. Choo Shinsoo
10. Kang Hodong
11. Lee Hyori
12. Yoon Shiyoon
13. Rain
14. Park Jooyoung
15. Shin MinA
16. Super Junior
17. Won Bin
18. Hwang Jungeum
19. Kim Hyesoo
20. Ko Hyunjung
21. Kang Dongwon
22. Lee Daeho
23. Park Taehwan
24. Lee Nayoung
25. Jang Donggun
26. Shin Sekyung
27. Lee Kungkyu
28. Big Bang
29. Lee Minjung
30. Choi Kyungjoo
31. 2NE1
32. Hyun Bin
33. Bae Youngjoon
34. Moon Geunyoung
35. Lee Minho
36. Han Hyojoo
37. Kim Taehee
38. Park Chanho
39. Park Myungsoo
40. Beast

There is no doubt that SNSD’s success is no longer as simple as winning a few trophies and gaining the number one spot on music charts. It’s something much greater and beyond that with many professionals recognizing the impact these 9 girls are making on the “world”. From increasing sales for SME, to becoming the top CF endorsers, and to being recognized as a Korean culture icon, you know SNSD isn’t just simply an idol group.

Speaking of commercial deals, SNSD has been dubbed “CF Shidae” due to some recent findings on an online community. Since 2003 to 2010, the girls have completed 64 commercials! Yoona has done 15 out of those 64 alone, making her the queen of it all. Like SONEs always say, the power of the 9 is undeniable.

sources; Joongang.co.kr/ForbesKorea.com/Busan Taeng/Taeng Gallery/Yoongislove@Twitter, Bestiz.net/donga.com