Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar among Forbes’ highest paid celebs in the world. Entertainers are paid heavily, especially in India. And when it comes to Bollywood stars, they usually charge in crores for an ad shoot.
While Akshay Kumar is ranked 76th on the Forbes list with $40.5 million, Salman Khan is on the 82nd spot with $37.7 million.
It is quite common to see one or two Bollywood actors being a part of the list. But what is astounding is that Shah Rukh Khan — a regular on the list — failed to find a place in the Forbes list. In 2017, he ranked 65th on the list, with earnings of $38 million.
If you are wondering who is the world’s highest-earning celebrity is, it’s a name of a boxer. Any Guess?
It’s American boxer, Floyd Mayweather. According to the list, 50-year-old Akshay Kumar earned $40.5 million this year.
Describing 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.”
For Salman, Forbes said, “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.”
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
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