Akshay Kumar beats Salman Khan in world's 100 highest-paid list; you won't believe who is missing

Jul 17, 2018, 04:00 PM IST

Forbes has just released a list of world’s 100 highest-paid entertainers for 2018. Interestingly, two Indian celebrities, both Bollywood actors, have made it to the list. Actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are among top 100 highest-paid entertainers in the world, according to Forbes. But what is astonishing is the absence of some top personalities.


Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list, while Salman is on the 82nd spot.  stands at the top position on the list (Image source: Reuters)


According to Forbes, 50-year old Akshay has earnings of $40.5 million. Describing Akshay, Forbes said “one of Bollywood’s leading men has transitioned to socially-conscious roles,” citing his films such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that focussed on government campaigns to improve sanitation, and Padman. He also mints millions from profits and by endorsing about 20 brands. (Image source: Reuters)


52-year old Salman has earnings of $37.7 million. Forbes said he remains one of India’s top earners and the “Bollywood mainstay” continues to produce and star in hits such as Tiger Zinda Hai, cashing in on backend profits. (Image source: Reuters)


However, what is really grabbing attention is that neither the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, nor Aamir Khan are in the list! They are missing even as both Akshay and Salman are part of Forbes list. (Image source: Reuters) 


The list has been topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather with earnings of $285 million. Other highest-paid entertainers include actor George Clooney (second), reality TV star and businessperson Kylie Jenner (third), soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (10), pop star Katy Perry (19), tennis icon Roger Federer (23), singer Beyonce (35), author J K Rowling (42) and golfer Tiger Woods (66). (Image source: Reuters)


Forbes said the world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22 per cent from last year and 11 superstars crossed the $100 million threshold, more than double the number from the last two years combined. (Image source: Reuters)