Akshay Kumar is the highest paid actor of Bollywood
MUMBAI: Forbes just released the list of the highest paid actors in the world. While Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have earned the 82nd and 76th spot respectively, it seems that Shah Rukh Khan has not made the cut.
According to the magazine, Akshay Kumar’s income is shown to be $40.5 Million, while Salman Khan’s income comes up to $37.7 Million. What is shocking about the exclusion of Shah Rukh Khan, is that he has always been a regular star on the list and is considered to be one of the richest actors in the world.
Talking about Akshay Kumar’s position in the list, the magazine revealed, “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.” And as for Salman Khan, the magazine revealed, “His 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.”
Now, if you are wondering what factors does the magazine consider while drafting the list, the magazine revealed, “The Forbes Celebrity 100 ranks front-of-the-camera stars around the globe using their pretax earnings from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents. Forbes figures are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, IMDB, SoundScan, NPD BookScan and ComScore, as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves. The result is the definitive index of who’s making what in the worldwide business of fame.”