Published On: Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018

Akshay Kumar 7th, Salman Khan 9th In Forbes’ Top 10 Highest Paid Actors List

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The Forbes’ annual Top 10 highest paid actors list has just been released and two Indian actors, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, have been placed in the 7th and 9th ranks with annual earnings of $40.5 million and $38.5 million respectively.

Akshay Kumar 7th, Salman Khan 9th In Forbes' Top 10 Highest Paid Actors List

Last year Akshay Kumar failed to get a place in the Top 10 Forbes’ list. His two hit movies, PadMan and Ek Prem Katha, could have been the key this year in making him richer. Added to this, his new endorsements to about 20 odd brands paved the path. Similarly, Salman Khan’s two hit movies, Tiger Zinda Hai and Race 3, along with his endorsement deals as well as business ventures resulted with fat paycheck. He had ranked 9th in 2017 and 14th in 2016.

Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan has been dropped off in the new list even though he was placed eighth in past two years.

The International stars who are ranked in the Top 10 list includes George Clooney, Jackie Chan, Chris Hemsworth, Will Smith and Dwayne Johnson.

George Clooney owes the top place with his handsome deal with British liquor giant Diageo. He sold his tequila company Casamigos for $1billion. The second in Forbes’ Top 10 list is grabbed by Dwayne Johnson, who pocketed $124 million and thanks to his hit movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Rampage.

Below is the list:

George Clooney: $239m
Dwayne Johnson: $124m
Robert Downey Jr: $81m
Chris Hemsworth: $64.5m
Jackie Chan: $45.5m
Will Smith: $42m
Akshay Kumar: $40.5m
Adam Sandler: $39.5m
Salman Khan: $38.5m
Chris Evans: $34m

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