Wednesday, November 09, 2011
This year Moses Chan's momentum is like a rainbow, he gains in both his career and love life. Although mid-year he fell out of love (Bernice Liu), but he quickly found true love with Aimee Chan. He continued the momentum left off of last year's Can't Buy Me Love with this year's Yes Sir Sorry Sir, which also left a good impression on audience, making them love and hate his character. Moses also did a good job keeping the advertisers and clients happy.
This year Moses was a spokesperson for 6 endorsements, allowing him to pocket approximately HK$1 million. There are also public events that he attended, each paying about HK$80,000. When mid-year came around, he already had an increase to HK$120,000. If he attends an event with girlfriend Aimee, he gets HK$200,000. So, Moses earns about HK$15 million and above. No wonder he revealed his earnings from advertisements for the first half year already surpassed his income from last year. He is the 'King of Money Making' in TVB this year.
Brings girlfriend (Aimee) to popularity
Moses brings his girlfriend along to popularity. In the past, Aimee's appearance money was only HK$20,000, but now its increase to HK$40,000-$50,000. Of course when she appears as a couple team with Moses, she gets much more. Yesterday, reporters contacted Moses and asked about how he's this year's TVB "King of Money Making"? Moses laughed: "I'm very happy, thanks to all the support advertisers gave me. I hope their business continues to grow and my contract with them continues!"
Raymond Lam loses many opportunities
In fact, Raymond Lam's "money making" ability is quite frightening because the foundation he has in Mainland is much more stabled than Moses. He is Asia-Pacific's Most Popular Male Singer, which increased his concert prices and value. As for his appearance money, he is paid more than Moses, each event he attends is nearly HK$200,000. Unfortunately, Raymond allocates the majority of his time on shooting TV series, so because of the schedule conflicts, even if there is money for him to earn, he just can't do it. Under his request, TVB finally let him go to Mainland to shoot films and earn some extra income through endorsements. Once he exercises his power, he can earn more than HK$10 million, which is just only after Moses. It is believed that if it wasn't for the Mavis Pan incident that impacted him, he would have reached a higher level in his music and concerts.
Charmaine Sheh the #1 Female Money Maker
As for the female artists, after 'Big Sister' Charmaine Sheh left TVB, she moved on to a Mainland company who offered her nearly 10 million to sign the contract with them. Charmaine gained popularity in Mainland after War and Beauty back in 2004. This time, she concentrates completely on developing in the Mainland market, so she switched to a 'per-series' contract with TVB. In August, Charmaine was still the number 1 money maker in TVB, her appearance money in HK is over HK$120,000 and 200,000 yuan in Mainland. Also, her advertisements is over HK$1.5 million, so before her contract ended with TVB, she already earned nearly HK$10 million.
Fala Chen, Myolie Wu, Tavia Yeung takes over
TVB's current heavily promoted FaDans Fala Chen, Myolie Wu and Tavia Yeung are going to be the ones taking over as the number 1 Money Maker. However, the appearance money for the three of them does not compare to Charmaine Sheh. It was said Fala's appearance money in HK is only HK$60,000-$80,000. Myolie is currently superior over Fala in the Mainland market. So, whoever (Myolie or Fala) gets the TV Queen title this year, they will surely get a pay raise.
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum