The most money-making drama idols: dark horse Peter Ho surpasses Jimmy Lin

We’ve already seen President Chou crowned as the top earning Taiwanese singer for 2010, now let’s take a look at the top earners in the drama business. 

Peter Ho, taking on Summer’s Desire as both a male lead and a producer, netted in an estimated 220 million NTD this year and claimed the top spot ahead of veteran idol, Jimmy Lin. Ming Dao, despite an underperforming drama, managed to rake in mounds of cash from endorsements and events in the mainland to take third place this year. The highest earning actress came in fourth place, and is none other than Rainie Yang, who has enjoyed a fruitful year in singing, acting and endorsements. Newlywed Barbie Hsu rounds off the top five, proving she’s also a money making machine.

The list has seen an almost complete change from last year, where the top five places were occupied by Jerry Yan, Rainie Yang, Joe Cheng, Vic Zhou and Joe Chen.

The Top five earners 2010:

1. Peter Ho, 220 million NTD
2. Jimmy Lin, 122 million NTD
3. Ming Dao, 110 million NTD
4. Rainie Yang 100 million NTD
5. Barbie Hsu, 90 million NTD

Source: Appledaily

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