Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar made it to the list of world’s highest paid actors of 2016 in the Forbes magazine, making as many dollars as the Hollywood biggies such as Robert Downey Jr and Brad Pitt, as per a Forbes list topped by wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson.
Shah Rukh Khan acquired rank 8th with $33 million in earnings; Akshay Kumar secured the 10th rank with $31.5 million earnings; Salman Khan obtained the 14th rank with $28.5 million earnings, and Amitabh Bachchan acquired rank 18th with $20 million earnings. Wherein Dwayne Johnson secured the 1st rank with an estimate of $20 million. He earned almost $20 million more than Jennifer Lawrence who is the world’s highest paid actress.
Shah Rukh Khan was missing from the list of top earners last year. However, he made justice to it this time. Forbes mentioned about SRK that “Khan continues to rule Bollywood’s box office with the lead role in hit Dilwale and many others, earning multimillion-dollar upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of.”
According to the Forbes list, SRK earned almost the same as Robert Downey Jr. However, more than this year Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio ($27 million).
Dwayne Johnson surpassed Rober Downey Jr. to become the world’s highest paid actor with an income of $64.5 million, according to Forbes magazine.
Akshay Kumar is doing quite well in 2016, he pulled off $31.5 million last year. He has a tie with the heartthrob Brad Pitt according to Forbes.
Generally, the actors make more money than the actresses. The list of highest paid actresses got out earlier this week. Jennifer Lawrence topped the list with $46 million earnings.