The Forbes Power 40 list for entertainers spans not just actors but also athletes. hosts, and musicians. The 2023 list has BTS once again on top to no surprise, while last year’s number 2 Blackpink swapped spots with number 3 soccer great Son Heung Min for this year. Among the actors/actresses, Song Joong Ki was the highest ranked at number 4, after not being on the list for a few years. My Liberation Notes male lead Son Seok Gu came in 7th, with Park Eun Bin on the list for the first time in her career at 11, Junho arriving in 12th spot, Kim Ji Eun at 13th place, with IU as singer/actress dual roles falling from 11 to 18 this year, Lee Seung Gi dropping to 15th, and Song Hye Kyo going from 29 to 25th spot this year.