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Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar Are Among World's 10 Highest Paid Actors

The highest paid Indian on the list is a Khan - Shah Rukh Khan, who is ranked eighth on a list topped by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

  | August 26, 2016 10:00 IST (New Delhi)
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Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan photographed in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Akshay Kumar and Leonardo DiCaprio tied for #10
  • Shah Rukh came eighth while Salman ranked #14
  • Amitabh Bachchan is in the Top 20 list
Two Indian actors have made the top 10 on Forbes' list of the world's highest paid actors for this year, and two more appear in the top 20.
Unsurprisingly, the highest paid Indian on the list is a Khan - Shah Rukh Khan, who is ranked eighth on a list topped by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Last seen in Fan, SRK's annual earning amounts to $33 million, according to the list. SRK, 50, tied with last year's topper, Robert Downey Jr.
The second Indian is Akshay Kumar, with $31.5 million, rounding off the top 10 with Brad Pitt. Akshay's 2016 films - Rustom, Housefull 3 and Airlift -collectively crossed the Rs 300-crore mark.
Salman Khan, whose 2016 blockbuster Sultan earned over Rs 300 crores, is at #14 with $28.5 million in pocket while Amitabh Bachchan, with $20 million, is #18 on the list.
The list of highest paid actresses, released just days ago, featured Deepika Padukone at #10. Her earnings, at $10 million, is exactly half of the lowest paid Indian actor on the list.
Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson took home an annual paycheck of $64.5 million, which is double of his earnings last year. Jackie Chan, with $61 million, and Matt Damon, with $55 million, are second and third respectively.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck's $43 million put him at #6 position while Deepika's xXx 3 co-star Vin Diesel, with $35 million, is at #7.
Johnny Depp, who recently settled his divorce case with Amber Heard for $7million, is at #5 with annual earnings of $48 million. This year's Best Actor Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio is at #15 with $27 million.
The list is based on the actors' earnings between June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016, before management fees and taxes.
Here is the full list of 20:
#1 Dwayne Johnson - $64.5 Million
#2 Jackie Chan - $61 Million
#3 Matt Damon - $55 Million
#4 Tom Cruise - $53 Million
#5 Johnny Depp - $48 Million
#6 Ben Affleck - $43 Million
#7 Vin Diesel - $35 Million
#8 Shah Rukh Khan - $33 Million
#8 Robert Downey Jr - $33 Million
#10 Akshay Kumar - $31.5 Million
#10 Brad Pitt - $31.5 Million
#12 Adam Sandler -$30 Million
#12 Mark Wahlberg - $30 Million
#14 Salman Khan - $28.5 Million
#15 Leonardo DiCaprio - $27 Million
#16 Chris Pratt = $26 Million
#17 Will Smith - $25 Million
#18 Amitabh Bachchan - $20.5 Million
#19 Matthew McConaughey - $18 Million
#20 Harrison Ford - $15 Million

 
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