Every year, Forbes (China edition) releases it’s annual 100 most influential celebrities. The outcomes are based of their activities in the previous year, which are a combination of income and news exposure (such as search engine hits, features in newspaper, drama, movies, etc.).
In 2013, Wallace made his position at #68 due to two of his highly publicized 2012 dramas Best Time and The Demi-Gods and Semi Devils. I don’t believe he was ever featured any year prior to that. The following year he was nearly dropped out of the top 100 at position #94 in 2014 mostly due to him opting to do more critically acclaimed dramas like The Stand-in and The City of Warriors. However, this year, he made a huge leap back up to #45 all due to winning The Amazing Race (China) alongside his real life sister Jackie Chung and playing Yichen in My Sunshine certainly did not hurt either. His reported income is estimated $4.8 millions (30.2 million RMB). I must confess, My Sunshine is probably Wallace’s most commercially successful drama to date.
There were many celebrities that were too overrated and deserved lower rankings. However, in the case of Wallace, I would have bump him up to 30.
Anybody care to argue?