26 Dec – After several years of being in the top five of the 2018 Stars with Most Commercial Value, actress Fan Bingbing is now absent from this year's list.
As reported on Epoch Times, the actress, who ranked fourth in last year's list released by Chinese business and financial magazine CBNweekly, failed to enter the list this year following her recent tax evasion case that has severely affected her career and business.
The aforementioned list determines its ranks based on the influence and popularity of artistes on various online platforms, with its evaluation covering the time from December 2017 to October 2018.
While Fan Bingbing has fallen from the ranks, fellow actress Yang Mi has risen to the top from the third spot last year, making her the most commercially valuable star of 2018 - followed by Kris Wu and Dilraba Dilmurat.
The fourth to ten places is taken up by Zhang Yixing, Karry Wang, Yang Yang, Zhou Dongyu, Jackson Yee, William Chan, and Lu Han.
It is also noted that this year's list witnessed an increase of younger stars in the top ten, while previous top ten celebrities like Hu Ge and Wu Jing have now fallen from the top.
The report also speculated that no star is willing to rank themselves at the top as they were worried about attracting the focus on their financial situation, much as to what happened to Fan, who has been ordered to pay millions in fine for misreporting her income.
(Photo Source: Fan Bingbing Instagram)