We know Justin Bieber is the most-followed celeb on Twitter, and Rihanna is well-liked on Facebook, but who’s popular on Chinese social media?
It’s a question that few people in the west likely ask, but with the rise of social networks such as Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter) and Renren (China’s Facebook) among China’s 1.4 billion people, it’s one that is important to consider.
Synthesio, a global social-media monitoring company, created the following infographic as part of its “China Social Media Listening Month.” It listened to the top 50 celebrities from Forbes’ “The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” list, and monitored China’s top social-media sites, including Sina Weibo, Renren and Tencent Weibo.
As the infographic reveals, Chinese social-media users love talking about basketball player LeBron James, who takes the top spot, followed by Rihanna and Justin Bieber, respectively. Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift round out the top five.
Musicians are the most buzzed-about celebrities in China, comprising 34% of the list’s top 50 celebs. Athletes, which make up 25%, are also popular.
What’s more, Brad Pitt is the favorite actor among users, while Kim Kardashian is their preferred reality-TV star.
For more stats, check out the entire infographic, below. What do you think of think of the results? Tell us in the comments.