Like each year, reputed magazine Forbes' has released its list of world’s 100 highest-paid celebs. Topping the list is American boxer Floyd Mayweather, followed by George Clooney and Kylie Jenner and the second and third position respectively but it’s not like, no one from Bollywood is a part of the list. We're happy to announce that Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have again booked their place among the same.
Better luck next time SRK!
While Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list, Salman Khan is on the 82nd spot. However, superstar Shah Rukh Khan- a regular on the list- was nowhere to be found this year. Last year, King Khan landed at the 65th spot on the list, with earnings of $ 38 million.
With earnings of $ 40.5 million this year, Forbes' described Akshay Kumar as, “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.”
For Salman Khan, who has earned $37.7 million this year, Forbes' 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.”
According to Forbes, this year's list pulled in a combined 6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year and 11 superstars crossed the $100 million threshold, more than double the number from the last two years combined.