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Akshay beats Salman in highest paid celebs list

Last updated on: July 17, 2018 14:55 IST

Guess how much Akshay and Salman earn?

Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are among the world's 100 highest paid entertainers, according to the Forbes list of the World's Highest Paid Celebrities 2018

Akshay ranks 76th while Salman is at the 82nd spot.

Forbes says 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.

11 superstars crossed the $100 million threshold, more than double the number from the last two years combined.

Akshay, 50, had earnings of $40.5 million.

Forbes says about Akshay, 'one of Bollywood's leading men has transitioned to socially-conscious roles,' citing his films such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that focused on government campaigns to improve sanitation, and PadMan, about a man hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities.

He also mints millions from profits and endorses about 20 brands.

 

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Salman, 52, had earnings of $37.7 million.

Forbes says 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.

The list has been topped by topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather with earnings of $285 million.

Top 10 Stars

 

2018 RankNameCategoryEarnings
1 Floyd Mayweather Athlete $285 million
2 George Clooney Actor $239 million
3 Kylie Jenner Personality $166.5 million
4 Judy Sheindlin Personality $147 million
5 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Actor $124 million
6 U2 Musician $118 million
7 Coldplay Musician $115 million
8 Lionel Messi Athlete $111 million
9 Ed Sheeran Musician $110 million
10 Cristiano Ronaldo Athlete $108 million

Others who made the list are pop star Katy Perry (19), tennis icon Roger Federer, (23), singer Beyonce (35), author J K Rowling (42) and golfer Tiger Woods (66).

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