The most successful Russians according to Forbes: Buzova, Creed, Dzyuba and othersBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-most-successful-russians-according-to-forbes-buzova-creed-dzyuba-and-others
Russian edition Forbes has compiled a rating of the most successful and popular stars of domestic sports and show business under 40 years old. When summarizing the results, not only the income of celebrities was taken into account, but also their demand among the audience and the number of mentions in the press.
We will not share the entire rating of 40 athletes, actors and singers, but we simply have to post the top 10.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial arts fighter, performing under the auspices of the UFC. Native Dagestan came in first place with an income of 11.5 million dollars, more than 1.5 million mentions in social networks and 75 thousand mentions in the press.
In 2018, the whole world watched the historic fight between Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The Russian won, but due to violation of the rules, he was suspended from participating in UFC tournaments.
Olga Buzova is in second place in the ranking. Her Instagram account is considered the most popular among Russian celebrities — at the moment more than 16 million people have subscribed to it. It is not surprising that the number of mentions of Buzova in social networks exceeded 44 million! The media wrote about the girl 73 thousand times.
Recall that Olga Buzova is a former participant and TV presenter of the Dom—2 show, a fashion designer, a restaurant owner, and recently also a singer. The celebrity's income is estimated at $ 4.4 million.
Alexander Ovechkin is a famous Russian hockey player who was included in the list of the 100 greatest NHL players. Ovechkin has many victories on his account, including at the world championships, and in 2018 the Russian even managed to win the prestigious Stanley Cup (it's like an Oscar, only in hockey).
The number of mentions of the athlete in social networks is 560 thousand, in the media even less — 59 thousand. However, Ovechkin's income earned him a well—deserved third place in the Forbes rating - their experts estimated at $ 14.5 million.
Young rapper (Egor is only 25 years old) He recently left the Black Star label and started a solo career. Fortunately, the singer already has a loyal army of fans who are ready to listen to his songs, regardless of who is producing him. 10.5 million people subscribed to Creed's Instagram account, which brought him more than 3 million mentions in social networks.
As for the media, here Egor is somewhat behind his star colleagues, not even gaining 30 thousand mentions. However, this did not prevent him from getting to the 4th position of the rating, which in particular was influenced by Creed's income of 4.8 million.
Vasily Vakulenko is known to the general public under the creative pseudonyms Basta, Noggano and N1NT3ND0. In addition to the fact that he is engaged in music, the rapper also owns the record label Gazgolder, has made several films and played a major role in them, was a mentor on the show "The Voice" and "The Voice.Children", has held several festivals Gazgolder Live, and more recently — sells clothes under the brand "Gazgolder".
Vakulenko's income amounted to $ 6.9 million, the number of mentions in the press and social networks — 62 thousand and 2 million, respectively.
The sixth place went to another singer — Dima Bilan. Bilan's income is slightly less than Basta's — 6.5 million, but in terms of the number of mentions in social networks, he has noticeably overtaken him — almost 3 million. The press wrote about the singer 22 thousand times. And how not to write, because he is the only domestic performer who managed to win the Eurovision Song Contest?
It is worth noting that Bilan has twice represented Russia at this music competition. In 2006, he took a high second place on it.
It would be strange if the owner of the label Black Star Inc. did not get into this rating. Nevertheless, it should be noted that Timati managed to take only the seventh position in it. The rapper's name has been constantly appearing in the press since he appeared on the Star Factory 4 project in 2004. In addition, Timur Yunusov is one of the most popular Russian artists on Instagram — 14 million followers follow his account.
The rapper's income is $ 3.4 million. It consists not only of the profits earned from writing songs and producing other artists — Black Star's non-musical assets include a fashion brand, a car wash, a barbershop, a tattoo parlour and a chain of restaurants Black Star Burger.
Russian supermodel Irina Shayk was already known all over the world, but after the recent breakup with actor Bradley Cooper, attention to her persona has increased significantly. Irina's compatriots even attacked the Instagram of the culprit of the incident (at least that's what they think) — singer Lady Gaga. A celebrity is called a "goat", a "snake" and bombarded with threats. We even devoted a separate article to the hot battles in Gaga's comments.
But let's get back to the Shake. The supermodel's income amounted to 4 million, the number of mentions in the press — almost 13 thousand, in social networks — 139 thousand. These indicators brought Ira an honorable eighth place in the rating.
Artem Dzyuba is one of the most successful Russian football players, captain of the national team and striker of Zenit St. Petersburg.
According to Forbes experts, the athlete's income amounted to 5.4 million, the number of his mentions in social networks exceeded 1.3 million, and in the press — almost reached 80 thousand.
And the last one in the ranking is another singer-participant of Eurovision Polina Gagarina. In 2015, the girl won the second place in the competition, and later took part in its Chinese counterpart called "Singer", where she was able to get to the fifth position.
Polina's income is estimated at 5.3 million, the number of mentions in social networks is 1 million, and in the media — 17 thousand.
And who else of the Russian celebrities do you consider worthy of this rating?