Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar featured in Forbes top 10 of the list of the 20 highest paid actors in the world. This is for the second time in a row that the Shah Rukh and Akshay of Bollywood managed to be in the list. Shahrukh Khan is at number 8 with an estimated earnings of $33 million followed by Akshay Kumar at number 10 with an estimated earnings $31.5 million last year. The list was topped by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who earned an estimated $64.5 million.
Shah Rukh earned as much as Robert Downey Jr and more than popular actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Pratt and Will Smith. Forbes wrote, “Khan continues to rule Bollywood’s box office with the lead role in hit Dilwale and many others, earning multimillion-dollar upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of.”
Akshay Kumar, who is on a career high with all three of his releases this year grossing over rupees hundred crores at the domestic box-office, the magazine wrote, “One of Bollywood’s busiest leading men, Kumar banked top rupee for three hit films in our scoring period. The action star bolsters his earnings endorsing a wider range of products than most Hollywood shills: Honda motorcycles, a dairy producer and a gold loan company, among others.”
According to Forbes list, Salman Khan is ranked 14th on the list with earnings of USD 28.5 million, ahead of Oscar-winning actor Leonardo Dicaprio, who is ranked 15th with earnings of USD 27 million and Amitabh Bachchan is on the 18th rank with earnings of USD 20 million, ahead of Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (19).
Shah Rukh Khan is at number 8 with $33 million in earnings and Akshay Kumar is at number 10 with $31.5 million in Forbes list of top 10 highest paid actors.
Dwayne Johnson knocked Robert Downey Jr. aside to become the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million. The Rock beat out Jackie Chan with $61 million and Matt Damon, who earned $55 million. The rest of the top five on the list, released Thursday, included Tom Cruise with $53 million and Johnny Depp with $48 million.