Akshay Kumar became is the Bollywood actor who is in the 33rd rank in Forbes annual celebrities list who are paid highest. He is only the actor who is in this from India. Actor Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan both are not on the list. In 2018, Salman ranked 82nd on the list, with earnings of USD 37.7 million. Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is among the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, according to the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Akshay landed on the 33rd rank with the earnings of $65 million ( Rs 444 crore) in the last year. Akshay was ranked 76th on the Forbes 2018 list.
He had earnings of $ 40.5 million ( Rs 270 crore). Singer Taylor Swift is at the top in this list, beating all with her earnings of $185 million, again after 2016. For the second time ever, Taylor Swift is at the top of the Forbes highest-paid celebrity list, making $ 185 million in the last 12 months. Among the other highest-paid entertainers are Kylie Jenner (second) and Kanye West (third).
The 10 celebrities on the list are :
1. Taylor Swift: $ 185 million
2. Kylie Jenner: $170 million
3. Kanye West: $150 million
4. Lionel Messi: $127 million
5. Ed Sheeran: $110 million
6. Cristiano Ronaldo: $109 million
7. Neymar: $105 million
8. The Eagles: $100 million
9 Dr. Phil McGraw: $95 million
10 Canelo Alvarez: $94 million
In the last 10 years, Akshay Kumar has delivered 13 hit ventures out of the total 35 films he offered. Yet, he could figure his way to the Forbes highest paid celebrity list.
A five-year trend shows that he has appeared in an average of three movies every year. So, with a few flops too, Kumar manages to redeem himself with other movies.
He will be next seen in Mission Mangal that will hit theatres on August 15.
It is Kumar who has made public holidays like Independence Day and Republic Day an eventful time for Bollywood.
If Khans dominate the festive holidays then Kumar has made these days a lucrative period for the industry with successful ventures like Airlift (Rs 123 crore), Gold (Rs 102 crore), Toilet (Rs 132 crore), among others.
With a career spanning 29 years (from 1991 to 2019), Kumar has done as many 126 films and there seems to be no genre that has been left out by the actor.
It is Kumar’s diverse roles that makes him stand out from other actors in the industry.