Sun Yang Only Athlete On 2017 Forbes China Celebrity List

by Retta Race 14

September 24th, 2017 Asia, International, Lifestyle, News

Chinese Olympic gold medalist Sun Yang has made the Forbes China Celebrity List for 2017, representing the only athlete to make the exclusive line-up of 100 famous leaders in movies, sports, media and music within China. Coming in at #69 out of 100 personalities compiled by Forbes China, Sun Yang‘s current annual income is estimated to be in excess of 60 million yuan (9 million USD).

Sun Yang is a 6-time Olympic medalist with a resume that includes gold in the 200m freestyle and silver in the 400m freestyle at the most recent Games in Rio last year. At the 2017 World Championships in Budapest this summer, Sun won gold in both the aforementioned individual events.

At the National Games of China earlier this month, the nation’s favorite swimmer took gold across the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events in dominating fashion.

Famous Chinese film star Fan Bingbing topped the Forbes China Celebrity List list for 5th consecutive year, claiming an annual income of approximately 300 million yuan (45.5 million USD).

You can see the complete Forbes China Celebrity List for 2017 here.

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I wish swimmers here who are better than Yang cause they never doped could make this kind of money


Why does every comment that mentions how Yang is a doper gets so downvoted


he’s being slandered as a doper because he’s a foreigner making more money than an american.


No because he is a doper

Stroker of Breasts

Because he’s blatantly not the only doper, they’re all at it


It’s because PED use is rampant in Olympic sports, and it is pretty unlikely that every swimmer making the World and Olympic teams from the U.S. is clean. There seems to be a general naivety amongst the U.S. swimming fans.


Actually it is pretty likely otherwise they would have been caught.


It is true though, Sun Yang doped, he cheated. Is it okay to tell young swimmers its okay to cheat your way to the top? That is the way to become famous.


This website is filled with Chinese shills

Aussie crawl



Those american college swimmers sure aren’t as smart as this man. They should’ve banked out and went straight to the pros it wouldve been better financially. They wont even make a fraction of the money yang does. You go yang.

E Gamble

Maybe they will…maybe they won’t? That’s why they’re in College. Everyone should have a plan B. ?

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