Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Forbes List: Akshay Kumar 7th Highest-Paid Actor In World, Salman Khan At 9th Place

The Gold actor is closely followed by his contemporary Salman Khan in the ninth place, raking in USD 38.5 million.

Akshay Kumar performs during the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Singh is Bling” in Mumbai. The film will be released on Oct. 2, 2015 AP Photo

Bollywood superstar Akhsay Kumar has emerged as the seventh-highest paid actor in the world with earnings of USD 40.5 million in 2018, accroding to Forbes magazine.

 The Gold actor is closely followed by his contemporary Salman Khan in the ninth place, raking in USD 38.5 million.

Kumar and Khan are the two lone Bollyowood stars to feature in the top 10 highest-paid actors list, prepared by the magazine.

 Kumar was on the 10th spot in the same list last year. This year, however, by raking in an additional income of close to USD 3 million, the actor has managed to jump 3 positions on the coveted list.

Khan stayed at his ninth rank, but with an increase of USD 1.5 million this year.

Shah Rukh Khan, who was at the eighth spot on the 2017 list, did not find a place in 2018 list.

The list has been topped by Hollywood star George Clooney, who scored a career-high pre-tax paycheque of USD 239 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.

Clooney was followed by Dwayne Johnson, who banked USD 124 million pretax to rank second in the list.

Avengers: Infinity War star Robert Downey Jr, earned USD 81 million to book the third place. His co-star, Chris Hemsworth came in at number four with USD 64.5 million earnings.

The combined earnings of world's 10 highest-paid actors come at a total USD 748.5 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, before fees and taxes.

The figure overshadows the salaries of the world's highest-paid actresses, who earned a cumulative of USD 186 million in the same scoring period. Scarlett Johansson topped the list with USD 40.5 million - the exact amount pocketed by Kumar in the actor's list.

International action star Jackie Chan came in fifth 45.5 million and Will Smith
followed in at number six with USD 42 million.

Adam Sandler and Infinity War star Chris Evans were in eighth and tenth positions with USD 39.5 million and USD 34 million respectively.

Last year's numero uno, Transformers actor Mark Wahlberg, did not make it to the list.