Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar Are Among World’s 10 Highest-Paid Actors


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Two Indian actors have made the top 10 on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid actors for this year, and two more appear in the top 20.

Unsurprisingly, the highest-paid Indian on the list is a Khan – Shah Rukh Khan, who is ranked eighth on a list topped by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Last seen in Fan, SRK’s annual earning amounts to $33 million, according to the list. SRK, 50, tied with last year’s topper, Robert Downey Jr.

The second Indian is Akshay Kumar, with $31.5 million, rounding off the top 10 with Brad Pitt. Akshay’s 2016 films – Rustom, Housefull 3 andAirlift -collectively crossed the Rs 300-crore mark.

Salman Khan, whose 2016 blockbuster Sultan earned over Rs 300 crores, is at #14 with $28.5 million in pocket while Amitabh Bachchan, with $20 million, is #18 on the list.

The list of highest-paid actresses, released just days ago, featured Deepika Padukone at #10. Her earnings, at $10 million, is exactly half of the lowest paid Indian actor on the list.

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson took home an annual paycheck of $64.5 million, which is double of his earnings last year. Jackie Chan, with $61 million, and Matt Damon, with $55 million, are second and third respectively.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck’s $43 million put him at #6 position while Deepika’s xXx 3 co-star Vin Diesel, with $35 million, is at #7.

Johnny Depp, who recently settled his divorce case with Amber Heard for $7million, is at #5 with annual earnings of $48 million. This year’s Best Actor Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is at #15 with $27 million.

The list is based on the actors’ earnings between June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016, before management fees and taxes.

Here is the full list of 20:

#1 Dwayne Johnson – $64.5 Million
#2 Jackie Chan – $61 Million
#3 Matt Damon – $55 Million
#4 Tom Cruise – $53 Million
#5 Johnny Depp – $48 Million
#6 Ben Affleck – $43 Million
#7 Vin Diesel – $35 Million
#8 Shah Rukh Khan – $33 Million
#8 Robert Downey Jr – $33 Million
#10 Akshay Kumar – $31.5 Million
#10 Brad Pitt – $31.5 Million
#12 Adam Sandler -$30 Million
#12 Mark Wahlberg – $30 Million
#14 Salman Khan – $28.5 Million
#15 Leonardo DiCaprio – $27 Million
#16 Chris Pratt = $26 Million
#17 Will Smith – $25 Million
#18 Amitabh Bachchan – $20.5 Million
#19 Matthew McConaughey – $18 Million
#20 Harrison Ford – $15 Million

Online Source

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

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