Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar among top 10 world’s highest paid actors
Four Bollywood superstars – Shah Rukh Khan with $33 million, Akshay Kumar with $31.5 million, Salman Khan with $28.5 million and Amitabh Bachchan with $20 million- enter the Forbes’ list of world’s top 20 highest paid actors.
The list is topped by “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson. SRK is number 8, Akshay Kumar is number 10, Salman Khan is 14th and Big B is 18th of the list.
Dwayne Johnson racked almost $20 million more than world’s highest-paid actress Jennifer Lawrence.
“Khan continues to rule Bollywood’s box office with lead roles in hit ‘Dilwale’ and many others, earning multimillion-dollar upfront fees and a cut of back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of, ” reports Forbes about SRK.
In the report, SRK earned as much as Robert Downey Jr ,which is more than Leonardo DiCaprio ($27 million) who earned his first Oscar this year, and Chris Pratt who delivered ‘Jurassic World’, and Will Smith.
Dwayne becomes the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million. The former WWE wrestler beat out Jackie Chan with $61 million and Matt Damon, who earned $55 million. The rest of the top five on the list, released Thursday, included Tom Cruise with $53 million and Johnny Depp with $48 million.