Social media influencers, aka "influpreneurs", have become the millennial dream. Who wouldn't love to be paid to maintain an aesthetically pleasing Instagram feed while gallivanting around the world and receiving free things? Advertisers are spending $1B per year on influencer marketing.
So it came as no surprise when we heard about the black market for Instagram verification
Just when we thought that was wild, China takes influencer status to the next level. One idol shut down Weibo for two hours when he announced he has a girlfriend.
His fandom boasts 40M people and their number one reason for following him is his pretty face. Side note: Investopad has some pretty faces and we don't have that kind of fandom - share the love!