The most prominent business magazine in the world is out with its annual lists of highest earning personalities for the year 2018.
In Forbes’ list of highest paid actors for this year, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have prominently represented Bollywood within the top 10.
Interestingly, Akshay and Salman have also made it to Forbes’ list of top 100 highest-paid entertainers 2018, announced last month. Akshay was ranked 76th on the list, while the Tiger Zinda Hai star secured the 82nd spot.
Akshay Kumar, who has cinched the seventh spot on the list, has been described by Forbes as “one of Bollywood’s leading men” who has “transitioned to socially-conscious roles, such as Toilet, a comedy supporting government campaigns to improve sanitation, and Padman, about a guy hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities. He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready.” Akshay has earned $40.5 million.
Salman Khan on the other hand took the ninth spot with an earning of $38.5 million. For him, Forbes said, “This Bollywood mainstay continues to produce and star in hits such as Tiger Zinda Hai, cashing in on backend profits. Coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum, he remains one of India’s top earners.”
George Clooney took the first spot on this lit with a total earning of $239 million through his successful business ventures.
Other actors mentioned on the list included Dwayne Johnson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jackie Chan, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Chris Evans in that order.