Along with International stars such as George Clooney, Chris Hemsworth, Will Smith, Jackie Chan and Dwayne Johnson among others, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have also made it to the Forbes’ annual list of Top 10 highest paid actors. While Akshay ($40.5 million) bagged the seventh spot on the list, Salman Khan ($38.5 million) ranked ninth. Topping the list is George Clooney with his annual earning of $239 millions.
Unfortunately, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan who had made it to the list last time have slipped off from the list this year.
The list mentions Akshay Kumar as “one of Bollywood’s leading men” who “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.”
On the other side, for Salman Khan, it says, “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’s who made it to the top ten list.
- George Clooney — $239m
- Dwayne Johnson — $124m
- Robert Downey Jr — $81m
- Chris Hemsworth — $64.5m
- Jackie Chan — $45.5m
- WillSmith — $42m
- Akshay Kumar — $40.5m
- Adam Sandler — $39.5m
- Salman Khan — $38.5m
- Chris Evans –$34m