Salman Khan And Akshay Kumar Make It To Forbes Highest Paid Celebs List But There Is No Name Of SRK

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Published by Vaidehi Tendulakar on 18 Jul 2018

In Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan has established his position as one of the best actors in the industry. But, he isn’t able to make his position in the world’s 100 highest-paid celebs this year. But, there are two actors in the Bollywood industry who have again booked their position.

Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar make their place at the world’s 100 highest-paid celebs, according to a Forbes list. On the other hand, the world’s highest-earning celebrity is American boxer, Floyd Mayweather. And, Akshay Kumar comes at the 76th position while Salman ranked at the 82nd spot. This year Shah Rukh Khan failed but in 2017 he ranked 65th on the list, with earnings of $38 million.

As per the Forbes list, “50-year-old Akshay Kumar earned $40.5 million this year. 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.”

However, about 52-years-old Salman Khah, the magazine noted, “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 the Forbes list, the top 10 highest paid celebs, and their earnings:

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

The list further added, “the world’s 100 top-earning entertainers 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 thresholds, more than double the number from the last two years combined.”

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