Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are among the world’s 100 highest-paid entertainers.
Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have secured a place in the Forbes Magazine’s list of worlds’ 100 highest paid celebrities. While Akshay Kumar has ranked 76th on the list, Salman Khan has ranked 82nd. However, astonishingly Bollywood’s King Khan— Shah Rukh Khan, who has been regular on this list was nowhere to be seen this year.
As per the Forbes Magazine, 50-year-old Akshay Kumar has earned about USD 40.5 million this year. Talking about the actor the magazine said, “One of Bollywood’s leading men has transitioned to socially-conscious roles, such as ‘Toilet,’ a comedy supporting government campaigns to improve sanitation, and ‘Padman,’ about a guy hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities. He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready.”
As for the 52-year-old Salman Khan, the Dabangg actor has earned about USD 38 million. For Salman Khan the Forbes Magazine wrote, “This Bollywood mainstay continues to produce and star in hits such as ‘Tiger Zinda Hai,’ cashing in on backend profits. Coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum, he remains one of India’s top earners.”
The Forbes’ list of the 100 highest paid celebrities is topped by American professional boxing promoter and former professional boxer who earned USD 285 million this year— Floyd Mayweather.
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The second on the list with earnings of USD 239 million is American actor and heartthrob George Clooney. Reality television star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner is third on the list with earnings of USD 166.5 million. Other celebrities who feature on the list are Judge Judy a.k.a Judy Sheindlin, singer Ed Sheeran ‘Baywatch’ actor Dwayne Johnson along with footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Here are the world’s 10 highest paid celebs and their earnings, according to Forbes…
1. Floyd Mayweather: $285 million
2. George Clooney: $239 million
3. Kylie Jenner: $166.5 million
4. Judy Sheindlin: $147 million
5. Dwayne Johnson: $124 million
6. U2: $118 million
7. Coldplay: $115.5 million
8. Lionel Messi: $111 million
9. Ed Sheeran: $110 million
10. Cristiano Ronaldo: $108 million