Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan among world’s highest paid celebs

New York: Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of $40.5 million and $37.7 million, have made it to Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Celebrities 2018 list, topped by former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The list includes athletes, musicians, personalities, actors and comedians. The world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined USD 6.3 billion pre-tax over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year and 11 superstars crossed the $100 million threshold, over double the number from the last two years combined.

Top 5 celebs

  • Floyd Mayweather $285 mn
  • George Clooney $239 mn
  • Kylie Jenner $166.5 mn
  • Judy Sheindlin $147 mn
  • Dwayne Johnson $124 mn

Akshay Kumar (50)

Rank: 76th

$40.5 million

Forbes says: One of Bollywood’s leading men, Akshay, has transitioned to socially-conscious roles in films.

Salman Khan (52)

Rank: 82nd

$38.5 million

Forbes says: This Bollywood mainstay continues to produce and star in hits, cashing in on backend profits.