Song Joong-ki ‘most influential person’ in Korean entertainment | Inquirer Entertainment

Song Joong-ki ‘most influential person’ in Korean entertainment

/ 07:14 PM September 26, 2016

Song Joong-ki

Song Joong-ki

To celebrate their 47th anniversary, The Daily Sports compiled a list of the most influential people in the entertainment industry this past year.

The list consisted of individuals from all areas of the industry, such as actors, singers, announcers, producers, etc.


The Daily Sports asked 50 people from each sector of entertainment – production, film and music – and a total of 150 people took part in the first part of the survey. These people were asked to rank the individuals they chose from 1 to 5 and the results were then voted on again by netizens.


Actor Song Joog-ki came in first place, with a total of 318 points, after his mega-hit series “Descendants of the Sun” swept Asia. Writer Kim Eun-sook, who wrote and developed the script of “Descendants of the Sun,” came in at second place, followed by comedian Yoo Jae-suk.

Other notable figures were producer Na Young-seok, famous for hit TV shows like “2 Days & 1 Night” and “Grandpas Over Flowers,” who came in at fourth place and Lee Soo-man, founder of S.M. Entertainment, who came in at seventh. G-Dragon also made the top ten list by securing ninth place.

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