Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan have made it to Forbes’ list of most influential celebrities on social media in the Asia-Pacific region.
Besides Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, singers Shreya Ghoshal and Neha Kakkar are also mentioned in this list.
In the 100 Digital Stars list, Forbes Asia highlighted celebrities who, despite cancelling physically engaging events and activities, interact with their fans, raise awareness, inspire optimism.
In the list, Big B has been credited with raising $ 7 million for Covid-19 relief this year.
Describing Akshay as Bollywood’s highest paid actor, the list says that the actor donated $ 4 million to covid-19 relief in India and fundraiser for ‘I for India’ on Facebook Live in May Attended the concert, which raised 52 crore rupees ($ 7 million) for the India covid-19 fund.
The list also includes international stars such as Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, South Korean girl band Blackpink, boy band BTS, actor and singer Jay Chow, Lee Min-ho and actor Mahira Khan, and singers Atif Aslam, Troy Sivan.
According to the list, Hrithik covid appeared at the ‘I for India’ concert in May to raise money for the 19 workers. His Instagram post of the event was viewed more than 2 million times.
Forbes Asia’s 100 Digital Stars list evaluates candidates based on social media outreach and participation, their recent work, impact and advocacy, brand support, and business efforts. Also, their profiles at local, regional and global levels are also considered.
Actress Katrina Kaif Instagram posts endorsing Reebok have scored over 1.5 crore likes. Singer Neha Kakkar’s latest post of her wedding garnered over 40 lakh likes from over 4.9 crore Instagram followers
Others like, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor also have millions of followers and have partnered with some of the prominent brands.