Forbes has released its 2016 list of the 100 celebrities in the world. While Shahrukh Khan has bagged the 86th position on the list, Bollywood’s own Khiladi, Akshay Kumar has dropped down from 76th in 2015 to 94th.
Sharukh Khan’s wealth is estimated to mount up to $ 33 million. The famous king of the Bollywood not only earns through movies but also through endorsements and investments into international businesses. Kidzania is one such initiative that Sharukh took from international countries and introduced into India. His influential personality has led him to become the brand ambassador of Tag Heuer, Airtel and Nerolac.
On the other hand, Akshay Kumar successfully made it to the list with earnings of $31.5 millions. With the hit of Airlift and Housefull 3, Forbes claims that Akshay Kumar has been one of the busiest Bollywood celebrities. He will be appearing on the big screen this year, yet again, in the much awaited movie Phir Hera Pheri 3.
This year, diversity on the list has been a rather positive factor, celebrities hailing from Sweden, Ireland and India, amongst others. However, last year the number of women on the list was 16 and has dropped to 15, this year.
With her recent album releases and chart busting songs, it does as no surprise that the American youth icon, Taylor Swift leads the board with $170 million. Other celebrities on the list include, One Direction band on number 2 with $110 million, Ronaldo on number 4, comedian Kevin Hart on number 6, Adele on number 9, LeBron James on number 11, Beyoncé on number 34 and Kim Kardashian on number 43.
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To compile a list of 100 celebrities, Forbes analysed the on screen and off-screen performances and calculated the incomes of actors, actresses, sports players, singers and artists in other fields. One-third of the celebrities on the list are from outside of America, which also goes on to portray the success of showbiz in other parts of the world.