Bollywood is the biggest movie making industry in the world so it’s no surprise when our actors are paid crazy amounts of money.
The annual Forbes list of world’s highest paid actors is out and this time there are three Bollywood stars in the top 10! The Forbes magazine does an annual research on the top 10’s of the world. This year the highest paid actors list has surprised us all.
We don’t have one but rather three Indian Bollywood stars that are in the list of the highest paid actors around the world.
Forbes also reports that in total the top 10 actors earned $488.5 million which is almost three times the total of the top 10 actresses list. ($172.5 million) Till now only three actresses have crossed the $20 million mark annually but 16 actresses have at least touched the mark. Emma Stone leads the race of the highest paid actresses on number 15 in the world but with only $26 million.
Here is the list of the top 10 highest paid actors around the world:
- Mark Wahlberg: The list topper is American actor and producer Mark Wahlberg who earned $68 million in 2017.
2. Dwayne Johnson: Dwayne Johnson or better known as The Rock by his fans was on the second spot with earnings of $65 million.
3. Vin Diesel: Actor Vin Diesel ($54.5 million) came third,
4. Adam Sandler: The comedy star Adam Sandler came in fourth earning $50.5 million over the year.
5. Jackie Chan: Jackie Chan was on the fifth spot with $49 million on this list.
6. Robert Downey Jr. : The ‘Iron Man’ star Robert Downey Jr. was in the sixth spot.
7. Tom Cruise: The ‘Mission Impossible’ actor Tom Cruise was on the seventh position.
8. Shah Rukh Khan: According to Forbes, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Raees’ earned a whopping $38 million which is almost equal to Rs. 243.50 crores.
9. Salman Khan: Salman Khan, on the other hand, made $37million (Rs.237crore) for his movie ‘Tubelight’ which surprisingly didn’t do very well at the box office.
10. Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar barely made it to the top 10 with his movie ‘Rustom’ and took home $35.5 million which is roughly Rs. 227.5 crores.
Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are now in the top 10 of the highest paid actors in the world. Shah Rukh Khan is in the 8th position. He is followed by Salman Khan at #9 and the top 10 list ends with Akshay Kumar at #10.
We must say, our Bollywood celebrities are earning big with movies and endorsements over the year.
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