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#1 doraemon♡JAY

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:03 PM

[b]The 10 Top-Earning Taiwan/ese Singers of 2009[/b]

Source: [url=http://udn.com/NEWS/ENTERTAINMENT/ENT2/5284123.shtml]UDN[/url]
Translation: [b]Sarah[/b] @ http://asianfanatics.net

Singers sacrifice their life, their privacy, their freedom and their love life in exchange for applause from fans & hundreds of millions of revenue. This year, Jay Chou tops the list once again.

[b]1. Jay Chou: estimated earnings = $554million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=840882][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-Series/Pandaman/thumb_pandamen_1.jpg[/img][/url]

6 commercial events = $28.8million
7 concerts = $140million
9 endorsements = $270million
2 films (The Treasure Hunter & The Green Hornet)= $115million

[b]2. S.H.E: estimated earnings = $360million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=843051][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-female/S.H.E./thumb_she.jpg[/img][/url]

20 endorsements = $200million
24 commercial events & concerts = $150million
book ‘3 Spas of Love’ & Ella’s idol drama ‘Down With Love’ = $10million

[b]3. Jolin Tsai: estimated earnings = $350million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=843049][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-female/Jolin-Tsai-Yi-Lin/thumb_jolin_1.jpg[/img][/url]

24 commercial events = $82.2million
2 concerts = $7.8million
11 endorsements = $230million
album sales = $20million
nail shop + own clothing brand = $10million

[b]4.Leehom Wang: estimated earnings = $270million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=843053][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-Male/Alexander-Wang-Lee-Hom/thumb_wangleehom.jpg[/img][/url]

15 commercial events = $30million
12 endorsements = $200million
10 concerts = $40million

[b]5. Mayday: estimated earnings = $268million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=843050][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-Male/Mayday/thumb_mayday_2.jpg[/img][/url]

5 commercial events = $10million
24 concerts = $76.8million
10 endorsements = $115million
merchandise = $5million

[b]6. Wilber Pan: estimated earnings = $266.55million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=843054][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-Male/Wilber-Pan-Wei-Bo/thumb_wilberpan.jpg[/img][/url]

20 commercial events = $72.5million
3 concerts = $21.15million
7 endorsements = $173.9million

[b]7. Angela Zhang: estimated earnings = $246million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=843048][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-female/Angela-Chang-Shao-Han/thumb_angela.jpg[/img][/url]
30 commercial events = $111.6million
8 endorsements = $88million
album sales = $5million

[b]8. Show Luo: estimated earnings = $220million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=843052][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-Male/Show-Lo-Zhi-Xiang/thumb_showluo.jpg[/img][/url]

20 commercial events = $45million
5 concerts = $15million
10 endorsements = $150million
2 dramas (Hot Shot & Hi My Sweetheart) = $6.5million
album sales (overseas edition) = $20million

[b]9. A-mei Zhang: estimated earnings = $158.8million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=725790][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-female/A-mei-Chang-Hui-Mei/thumb_4213309805.jpg[/img][/url]

25 commercial events = $91.95million
8 concerts = $26million
2 endorsements = $30.85million
album sales = $10million

[b]10. Elva Hsiao: estimated earnings = $100million[/b]

[url=http://gallery.asianfanatics.net/index.php?act=image&pid=801349][img]http://images.asianfanatics.net/gallery/albums/Taiwanese-female/Elva-Hsiao-Ya-Xuan/thumb_20090921145105562027.jpg[/img][/url]

12 commercial events = $30million
5 endorsements = $60million
album sales = $10million

note: all figures are in New Taiwan Dollars (NT$)

[spoiler]sarah: weee i knew jay would be first! :D but hmm yeah this list is pretty similar to last years..
although i always wondered if its fair to compare groups with individuals
P.S thanks [b]pauli[/b] for the title & [b]gta[/b] for uploading the pics :P[/spoiler]

Edited by doraemon♡JAY, 02 December 2009 - 01:08 PM.


#2 gta007

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:17 PM

Obviously Jay is first....congrats to him...

Angela coming in 7th which is a good result. Would have wished her album sales contributed more than $5 million.
But anyway.. it's good to make the list. :)

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 01:47 PM

[font="Trebuchet MS"][color="#800080"]I wonder in which place FLH are :P[/color][/font]

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:11 PM

congrats jay...he did extremely well without releasing an album

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:32 PM

I am thinking the same. If the list should separate individuals from the groups. Or if the groups should be separated too. Because Ella contributed her individual works in their income too.

I am surprised with Angela Zhang because I don't see her that much and I don't consider her a big star like Jolin and Elva. Jay, no doubt, but I am looking for FLH. I am shocked they aren't in the list when they have their world tour, album, dramas, endorsements...

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 02:54 PM

I M SURPRISED THEY LEFT OUT FARENHEIGHT ...

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:30 PM

Yep, also surprised Fahrenheit and Rainie aren't on the list! But this is not a bad list... I am surprised to see Angela so high. I love her but I didn't think she had such a resounding year this year...

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:08 PM

Wow, I didn't know artists make THAT much money from endorsements and commercials.

Congrats to Jay, Leehom, Mayday, Amei, and Elva. :)

#9 mingdee

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 04:23 PM

I think in Taiwan, singers earn MANY MANY TIMES MORE more than the actors/actresses. It looks to me the singers' commercial value is way higher than the actors/actresses. I mean, just look at the $$$$figures for the singers. Their earning power is .... *fainted* lolz ..

The money that Taiwanese actors/actresses made are NO WHERE near the singers. It can become a joke really LOLZ! :P

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:10 PM

I'm surprised that Rainie is not on the list.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:18 PM

[size="2"][font="Arial Narrow"]OMG. Jay .....yay.
Jay is the first one. wow....$554 Million....thats alot.
wow...i never knew that he make $140 million for his concert.
he's so awesome! Love JAY. Jay Chou fighting^_________^[/font][/size]

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:56 PM

No Fahrenheit ?
Not even as a group?....
Or Jerry Yan or Zai Zai or F4
It seems to me they are the most popular not only in Taiwan but worldwide

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 05:57 PM

no fahrenheit here? no wonder.... with so many ppl went against them! this year was difficult for them!!!!!

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:06 PM

Thanks for the translation! :hug
I expected Jay to earn quite a bit this year, because despite his 'inactivity', he's actually pretty involved in all his concerts in China, which really bring in money. Not to mention his advertisements as well. But it still was kind of a pleasant surprise to see that he's still the first this year :)
Celebrities earn more than normal people, no doubt, but don't forget that they have an 'expiry date' unlike the rest of us, and the money doesn't come throughout the rest of their lives, so i'm glad they're earning big now. :)

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:45 PM

jay being top is not surprising! am surprised that wilber earned more money than show. but al make a lotta money lol so s'all good. my favs r on the list..cept for flh, where r they?

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 07:33 PM

I want Fahrenheit and Rainie to be on this list.

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:32 PM

Surprise not to see Jerry, Vic or Farenheit!! Perhaps even Rainie and Ariel!! They seemed more active than Angela and Elva!!! Is this just earnings within Taiwan?

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:53 PM

why do people keep talking about frh lmao. Its true they are popular in TW and parts of China, but other than that, they arent well known. besides, their endorsements may be alot, but they dont get paid very much for them because they are not big like the stars listed.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:34 AM

I was expecting some Fahrenheit or Rainie since their popularity has been increasing lately.

Also, lol@the Show picture. <3

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 12:45 AM

Gooo... Jay!! Next time can ask him for donations & sponsors... Hahahha...
Yeaah... where is Fahrenheit??? >:)
They should have a Top 20 list... then definately FRH would be there...

Edited by purplebutterfly1921, 03 December 2009 - 12:46 AM.


#21 BeBu4ever

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:09 AM

[font="Comic Sans MS"]NO FAIR! No Fahrenheit? =(
BUT YAY! S.H.E<3 =)
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:09 AM

I'm surprised Angela Zhang is on the list. Doesn't she have a heart problem and therefore wasn't that active? Yay, for Jay and Wilber, but where is Jerry or Vic? I thought they had a good year and were very popular.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:43 AM

wow!!angela u got it!!! congrats:))) we love u very much and GOD is so very kind to you..GOD bless u always miss ang!!! ur such a nice girl,u worth it!!!

#24 Mythical50

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:48 AM

This is obviously in Taiwanese / Chinese currency. I know Jay Chou is popular but there is no way he made half a billion USD.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:52 AM

I'm surprised that Mayday was so popular... I barely even know them. As for the others, I don't it really surprising. They're pretty much ranked by popularity.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 04:05 AM

they didnt count album sales for lee hom and Will
and Will's miss no good

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:23 AM

Not suprising to see Jay tops the list! But I believe his income will be higher than that if he releases an album this year as income from album sales will be included too. But sadly, he didn't release any album this year. Anyway, keep it up the good work, Jay!

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:29 AM

[quote name='angelanne' date='02 December 2009 - 05:56 PM' timestamp='1259772974' post='6463110']
No Fahrenheit ?
Not even as a group?....
Or Jerry Yan or Zai Zai or F4
It seems to me they are the most popular not only in Taiwan but worldwide
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Jerry and Zai Zai are listed under actors, not singers.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:03 AM

i am not surprised with jay being number one on the list..he was very active the whole year.
for SHE, why is it DWL is included??! haha it's not the group's earning..
for Will, his album sales was not included??! his new album was released this year..

i thought show would be in the top 5.. :P

#30 endlessjoy

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:10 AM

Different medias makes different calculations. Some said Jolin was 4th and Show was 5th. It's all over the place. All we have to know is that they are in the top ten.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 07:29 AM

[color="#800080"]wow!!!! most of my fave are here... Congratz to Lee Hom, Wilber Pan, Jolin & S.H.E.!!!! wonder where is Fahrenheit standing?? they shud have earn quite abit this yr with their album(yue lai yue ai) concert, endorsement and filming.... and juz wna ask their earning is in which currency? New Taiwan? USD? SD? [/color]

#32 roba♥jaejoong

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:58 AM

not surprise at all..

Jay Chou, S.H.E and Wang Lee Hom..


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:00 AM

[quote name='janice chan' date='03 December 2009 - 01:29 AM' timestamp='1259821778' post='6463999']
[color="#800080"]wow!!!! most of my fave are here... Congratz to Lee Hom, Wilber Pan, Jolin & S.H.E.!!!! wonder where is Fahrenheit standing?? they shud have earn quite abit this yr with their album(yue lai yue ai) concert, endorsement and filming.... and juz wna ask their earning is in which currency? New Taiwan? USD? SD? [/color]
[/quote]

Sarah's post specifically noted that all figures are in [b]New Taiwan Dollars[/b]. It would be quite incredulous if they were in USD or SD.

Edited by blahblahyourmah, 03 December 2009 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:05 AM

I really thought that FLH would have made the list considering how many endorsements and commercials they do becuase they are just so good looking :]

#35 aznawm

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 09:30 AM

Wow Jay Chou 554 million!!! That's a lot. Good for him. :-)

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:17 AM

thanks a lot for sharing and translating the news ..huhuh..so happy that S.H.E is ranked the second place in the list ..they definitely had worked so hard throughout the whole year this year..so many endorsements and shows performances that they did.. jia you, S.H.E!!

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:36 AM

Jay earns ALOT!!!
He's nearly 200million ahead of SHE!

Congratz to SHE^^
They totally deserve every dollar of the money they earn!!!

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:41 PM

Ah Jay tops again as usual. LOL. Congratulations to them all! And I suppose Leehom earns more than that because a lot of his time this year is spent on filming movie, which they didn't count lol.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 04:56 PM

OMF***ING GGGGG!!!! JAY CHOU!!!
earned so much money. $554 million!!!
*faints*
He is GODDAMN RICH!!! well obviously. itz jay chou!

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:52 AM

Wow...they make so much~ but I was expecting Show to make so much more, and be higher on the list.