Salman, Akshay among world’s 100 top-paid celebrities: Forbes

Forbes list of Highest-Paid Celebrities' for 2018 is out and the Bollywood superstars marking their presence on the list this year are Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan.


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Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are among the world’s 100 highest-paid entertainers, according to a Forbes list topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather. However, actor Shah Rukh Khan – a regular on the list – failed to find a place on the list. In 2017, he ranked 65th on the list, with earnings of $38 million.

Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list of the World’s Highest Paid Celebrities 2018 while Salman is on the 82nd spot.

Take a look at the top 10 celebrities who feature on the list:

1. Floyd Mayweather – $285 M
2. George Clooney- $239 M
3. Kylie Jenner – $166.5 M
4. Judy Sheindlin- $147 M
5. Dwayne Johnson- $124 M
6. U2- $118 M
7. Coldplay -$115.5 M
8. Lionel Messi – $111 M
9. Ed Sheeran – $110 M
10. Cristiano Ronaldo – $108 M

“The world’s 100 top-earning celebrities pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22 percent from last year; 11 superstars crossed the $100 million threshold, more than double the number from the last two years combined.,” it noted.

List members represent 17 countries: U.S., U.K., Barbados, Portugal, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, China, Mexico, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Greece and India.

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