Forbes’ highest paid actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar among world’s top 10

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The Forbes’ list of highest paid actors in the world is out now.Mark Wahlberg has topped the list this year, and three Indian actors find place in the top 10.These three actors comprise two Khans and Akshay Kumar.

Shah Rukh Khan is at number 8, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar follow at number 9 and 10 respectively. Shah Rukh Khan ,Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have been ranked among the top 20 actors for the 3rd year.

Aamir Khan, whose 2016 release Dangal currently has the distinction of being India's top grossing film, is not on the list. The magazine says it has collected the data over a period of 12 months starting from June 1, 2016.

According to Forbes, The highest ranked Indian actor is Shah Rukh Khan at #8, the same position he occupied last year. His stated earnings have risen from $33 million in 2016 to $38 million in 2017. Salman Khan is at #9,whose 2016 ranking was #14. He took home $37 million - significantly more than the $28.5 million he made last year. Akshay Kumar completes the top #10, a repeat of last year's list, with $35.5 million. He made $31.5 million last year. He referred to as "king of Bollywood box office for over a quarter of century" by Forbes, earned his millions from four films released in the scoring period which is June to June. His latest film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, released two weeks ago and has made over Rs. 100 crore.

Forbes' highest paid actors list is topped by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg at $68 million - courtesy of Daddy's Home 2, Transformers: The Last Knight and reality show Wahlbergers. Last year's topper Dwanye Johnson dropped a place. He took home a pay cheque of $65 million thanks to Baywatch, Jumanji and TV show Ballers. At #3 is actor Vin Diesel, whose earnings amount to $54.5 million.

Deepika Padukone - who was 10th highest paid actress in 2016 - failed to make the cut this year.

The top 10 paid actors this past year, according to Forbes magazine:

# Actor Earnings
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

On Aug 23 2017 By Sudeep


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Source : FORBES , HT