Róbert Alföldi, the former director of the Hungarian National Theatre, has come first on the business magazine Forbes’s list of the country’s most valuable public figures.
The magazine established the “estimated value” of well-known Hungarian celebrities on the basis of whether genuine performance can be indentified behind their popularity, the cash-generating potential of their personal brand, as well as professionalism and conscious image management. 48-year-old Mr. Alföldi, who headed the National Theatre between 2008 and 2013, came first on the list for the second time since it was first compiled last year. Second on the magazine’s list is television presenter and celebrity chef Judit Stahl, overtaking well-known television hostesses Claudia Liptai and Nóra Ördög. Pop singer Ákos Kovács grabbed the third position on Forbes’s list for 2015.
Other high-profile celebrities included on the list include singer and chat show host Tibor Kasza, international glamour model Barbara Palvin, as well as married couple Andy and Tímea Vajna, who have interests in the gambling business, the film industry and organising beauty competitions. The list finishes off with scandal-hit footballer and reality television personality Krisztián Berki.
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