Forbes says Salman, Amitabh and Akshay among worlds highest paid actors

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Forbes published their first global list of actors ranging from Hollywood, Hong Kong to Bollywood. Unsurprisingly, turns out that Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have made it to the list of the top ten highest paid actors, reports
As far as Bollywood stars are concerned, Amitabh and Salman shared the seventh place with estimated earnings of $33.5 million in the last year alone. Following suit was Akshay Kumar in ninth, earning $32.5 million. And even with a net worth of over $400 million (higher than any other B-wood star), Shah Rukh Khan landed in 18th with an estimated earnings of $26 million. Ranbir Kapoor rounded up at 30 with a $15 million earning.
Forbes also stated that the legendary Bachchan continues to get top rupee for his roles after 150 movies in his career, spanning over 50 years. The younger yet very much experienced Salman Khan has appeared in about 80 films, while Akshay Kumar boasts 150 movies from his debut in 1992.
The Badhshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, was labeled as India’s Leonardo DiCaprio in the report. His net worth is accumulated not only by the films he makes but also from very lucrative endorsements, like Pan Masala. The younger superstar Ranbir Kapoor has established himself as a legitimate actor, as he makes this prestigious list for the first time in his career. Not only can he act in award winning performances but carries himself quite well in the box office, garnering both the fan base and critics alike. Across the pond, Robert Downey Jr topped the list, earning an impressive $80 million from his Iron Man franchise. While Jackie Chan came in a surprising second position with a $50 million pay packet. Age hasn’t stopped the veteran actor, and there seems to be no slowing down for him either.
The rest of the top ten looks like this: Vin Diesel (3), Bradley Cooper (4), Adam Sandler (5), Tom Cruise (6), and Mark Wahlberg (10). The 34 stars on Forbes’ list earned a combined $941 million before taxes and fees between June 2014 and June 2015. A separate list of highest-paid actresses will be published later this year.


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