A day after releasing the list of highest paid actresses; which had Emma Stone has highest paid actress, Forbes has released its list of the world’s 20 highest paid actors of 2017. Surprising the list includes only three Bollywood stars in the list. B-town superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have been ranked among the top 20 actors for the 3rd consecutive year. However, what has shocked us is Aamir Khan, who had big release, ‘Dangal’ in 2016, is nowhere in the list. While Amitabh Bachchan, who was scraped into the list last year, has failed to make it in top 20 list even this year.
‘Deepwater Horizon’ actor Mark Wahlberg leads with $68 million. The highest ranked Indian actor is Shah Rukh Khan. The superstar has grabbed 8th position with earning of $38 million. His earnings have risen from $33 million in 2016 to $38 million in 2017. Following SRK is none other than Salman Khan with earning of $37 million. The actor has notched up from 14th position to 9th position.
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Akshay Kumar completes top 10 list with $35.5 million earning. Referred to as ‘king of Bollywood box office’, Akki had made $31.5 million last year.
Now talking about who topped Forbes’ highest paid actors list; Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg is on top one position with earning of $68 million, courtesy Daddy’s Home 2, Transformers: The Last Knight and reality show Wahlbergers. Last year’s topper Dwayne Johnson has dropped to no.2 position.
Check out Top 20 Full list here:
1.Mark Wahlberg, $68 million
2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, $65 million
3. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million
4. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million
5. Jackie Chan, $49 million
6. Robert Downey5., Jr., $48 million
7. Tom Cruise, $43 million
8. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million
9. Salman Khan, $37 million
10. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million
11. Chris Hemsworth, $31.5 million
12. Tom Hanks, $31 million
13. Samuel L. Jackson, $30.5 million
14. Ryan Gosling, $29 million
15. Emma Stone, $26 million
16. Jennifer Aniston, $25.5 million
17. Jennifer Lawrence, $24 million
18. Ryan Reynolds, $21.5 million
19. Matt Damon, $21 million
20. Jeremy Renner, $19 million
After Forbes released the highest paid actors and actresses list , the gender pay gap is drawing more attention. Emma Stone, the highest paid actress pay is less than La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling. A huge gap of pay between male and female actors is persisting in Hollywood too. Though, Emma Stone leads Forbes highest paid actress race with $26 million, her earnings are less than 14 highest paid actors.
Here is the full list of the world’s highest paid actresses and earnings as ranked by Forbes:
1.Emma Stone – $26 million
2.Jennifer Aniston – $25.5 million
3.Jennifer Lawrence – $24 million
4.Melissa McCarthy – $18 million
5.Mila Kunis – $15.5 million
6.Emma Watson – $14 million
7.CharlizeTheron – $14 million
8.Cate Blanchett, – $12 million
9.Julia Roberts – $12 million
10.Amy Adams – $11.5 million