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Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in top 10 highest paid actors in the world

Shahrukh Khan Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar among top 10 paid actors in the world
 

Forbes has released their much-awaited list of top 10 paid actors in the world for the year 2017. The recent list released by Forbes has some good news for Bollywood fans as it features 3 Bollywood superstars in it. The “Badshah” of Bollywood, King Khan (Shahrukh Khan), the “Bhaijaan” of Bollywood (Salman Khan) and the “Khiladi” of Bollywood (Akshay Kumar) has made their way among the top 10 paid actors in the world. Now that is something Bollywood and its fans can be extremely proud of.

American actor Mark Wahlberg tops the list this year, Shahrukh Khan comes at number 8 on the list, he is followed by Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar at number 9 and 10 respectively. Forbes revealed that Shahrukh earned a whopping $38 million (Rs 243.50 cr) from his movies, Salman bagged $37 million (Rs 237 cr) and Akshay’s pockets were full of $35.5 million (Rs 227.5 cr).

This comes as no surprise as the three actors are already the highest earners of Bollywood and their name is enough to smash all the records at the box-office. However, what has come as a surprise is the absence of Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood (Amir Khan) from this list given the fact that his recent movie “Dangal” broke the worldwide collection records for any Bollywood and Indian movie. “Dangal” became the first Indian movie to earn over Rs 2000 crores.

Forbes has released this list on the basis of data over a period of 12 months which started from June 1, 2016. Dangal released on 23rd December 2016, and it earned most of its collection within the specified period.

Mark Wahlberg is the highest paid actor in the world with the earnings of $68 million. It is almost 80% more than Shahrukh Khan has earned from his movies. Mark made to the top of the list thanks to his movies “Transformers: The Last Knight” and “Daddy’s Home 2”.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who topped the list in the year 2016 slipped to the second spot this year with the total earnings of $65 million. Forbes estimates earnings, before management fees and taxes and from TV, movies and commercial endorsements.

Forbes’ list of top 10 paid actors in the world the highlights the gender pay gap that exists in the movie industry. Forbes had revealed last week that La La Land Oscar winner actress, Emma Stone was the highest paid actress in the world with her total earnings estimated to be around $26 million. Jennifer Aniston follows her with $25.5 million and Jennifer Lawrence is 3rd with $24 million.According to the list, the combined earnings of top 10 highest paid male actors in the specified period is $488.5 million. It is almost three times more than the combined earnings of top 10 highest paid female actress who earned $172.5 million.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone who was the 10th highest paid actress in the world in 2016 failed to make the list this year.

Another notable missing entry from the list was Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp. He has been regularly making the cut in the top 5 paid actor but this year he couldn’t make it into the top 20. He is not having the best of times recently and is currently involved in a lawsuit against his former business managers.

The “Fast and Furious” star Vin Diesel was ranked 3rd on the list with the estimated earnings of ($54.5 million). He is followed by Adam Sandler ($50.5 million) in 4th position while Jackie Chan occupies the 5th spot with $49 million. Robert Downey Jr. who plays the Iron Man comes at 6th position and Tom Cruise takes the 7th. They are followed by the three Indian actors.

Mark Ruffalo who plays the Hulk in Marvel’s Avengers came at 20th position.

FORBES’ LIST OF TOP 10 PAID ACTORS IN THE WORLD

1. Mark Wahlberg, $68 million

2. Dwayne Johnson, $65 million

3. Vin Diesel, $54.5 million

4. Adam Sandler, $50.5 million

5. Jackie Chan, $49 million

6. Robert Downey Jr., $48 million

7. Tom Cruise, $43 million

8. Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million

9. Salman Khan, $37 million

10. Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million

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