Forbes has recently released a list of the world’s 100 highest-paid celebs. This year there are just two names from Bollywood in this prestigious list – Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan. Shah Rukh Khan who has been a part of this list for several years did not make it to the recently released list. While Akshay has earned the 76th spot, the Race 3 actor is on the 82nd position. Last year SRK made it to the 65th position on the list.
Akshay Kumar has secured the 76th spot in the top 100 list with earnings of $40.5 million this year. Salman’s earning so far have been $38 million which gave him the 82nd spot. While talking about Akshay, 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.”
The Forbes List of the Highest Paid celeb this year is topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather with earnings of $285 million with actor George Clooney ranking second, Kylie Jenner on the third spot with earnings of $166.5 million. Dwayne Johnson with earnings of $124 million secured the fifth position. Apart from these names, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Ed Sheeran also found a place in the highest paid celeb list released by Forbes.