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Akshay Kumar is 7th highest paid actor in the world!

By Rediff Movies
August 23, 2018 13:28 IST
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Salman Khan also make it to the Top 10 list.

IMAGE: Akshay Kumar also wins gold at Instagram, becoming the first Bollywood Actor (Male) to cross the 20 million followers milestone. Photograph: Kind courtesy Akshay Kumar/Instagram

Just like in last week's movie, Akshay Kumar has won Gold in real life.

The star is the 7th Highest Paid Actor In The World, according to Forbes magazine, beating all his Bollywood colleagues.

Salman Khan ranks 9th on the list.

Shah Rukh Khan, who was at the 8th spot on the 2017 list, didn't find a place this year.

George Clooney tops the list while last year's numero uno Mark Wahlberg didn't make it this time around.

The combined earnings of the world's 10 highest paid actors come in at $748.5 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, before fees and taxes.

The figure overshadows the salaries of the world's highest paid actresses, who earned a cumulative $186 million in the same period.

Scarlett Johansson topped that list with $40.5 million, the exact amount Akshay Kumar pocketed in the actors list.

The Top 10 Highest Paid Actors:


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George Clooney scores a career-high pre-tax pay cheque of $239 million.


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Dwayne Johnson is second with $124 million.


IMAGE: Meet the Avengers: Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth. Photograph: Kind courtesy Robert Downey Jr/Instagram

Avengers: Infinity War star Robert Downey Jr earned $81 million to book the third spot while his co-star Chris Hemsworth followed with $64.5 million.


IMAGE: Jackie Chan shows off his fan mail. Photograph: Kind courtesy Jackie Chan/Instagram

Jackie Chan is fifth with $45.5 million.


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Will Smithfollows at No 6 with $42 million. Akshay Kumar earned $40.5 million in 2018.

Akshay, who came in 10th last year, upped his game by $3 million.


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Adam Sandler made $39.5 million.



IMAGE: Salman Khan shoots Bharat in Malta. Photograph: Kind courtesy Salman Khan/Instagram.

Salman Khan is 9th for the second consecutive year, with $38.5 million.

The star registered an increase of $1.5 million in his earnings.


IMAGE: Chris Evans in Avengers: Infinity Wars.

Avengers: Infinity Wars star Chris Evans rounds off the Top 10 list with $34 million.

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