Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Shahrukh Khan (SRK) have been listed in World’s 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities’. American business magazine, Forbes released the list today.
Shah Rukh Khan is ranked No. 86 on the list with earnings of $33 million (Rs 221.6 Crore). It may be noted here that SRK is an actor, producer, and television personality. He also endorses deals for many brands.
Akshay Kumar is ranked at No. 94 with $31.5 million earnings. Forbes made the list for ‘front of the camera’ stars around the globe based on their earnings from June 1, 2015 through June 1, 2016, before deducting fees for lawyers, managers, and agents.
Forbes list contains global talent from across entertainment, sports, media etc. Over one-third of the celebrities from outside the US were listed on the list.
“From soccer games in Spain to concerts in China, fans are willing to shell out to see big names – and this is driving the celebrity economy to ever greater heights,” Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Forbes’s senior editor of media & entertainment said.
The Forbes list is based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Songkick, Box Office Mojo, and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars.
American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift ranked top on the list with earnings $170 million over the past year. One Direction occupied the second spot with earnings of $110 million.
Author James Patterson stood in third position with $95 million, followed by Dr. Phil McGraw and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who are tied for No. 4.