Salman, Akshay among ‘Forbes’ highest paid celebs in world

Vastavam web: Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have again booked their place among the world’s 100 highest-paid celebs while Shah Rukh Khan a regular on the list failed to find a place, according to a Forbes list. While Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list, Salman Khan is on the 82nd spot. According to the list, 50-year-old Akshay Kumar earned $40.5 million this year. Describing the actor, the magazine said, “One of Bollywood’s leading men 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.

For Salman, 52, 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. ”American Boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the World’s 100 Highest Paid Entertainers list with earnings of $285 million. Actor George Clooney & Reality TV Star Kylie Jenner are at 2nd and 3rd places respectively.