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


Mumbai: Bollywood actors Akshaya kumar and Salman Khan made it to the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid celebrities 2018.

According to sources, actor Akshay Kumar ranked 76th on the Forbes list with earnings of $40.5 million whereas Salman Khan by earnings of USD 37.7 million ranked 82nd spot.

Actor Shahrukh Khan failed to find place in the list. Earlier, he ranked 65th on the list, with earnings of $38 million in the year 2017.

The list has been topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather with earnings of $285 million with actor George Clooney ranking second. Reality TV star and businessperson Kylie Jenner is ranked third and football star Cristiano Ronaldo, pop star Katy Perry, tennis icon Roger Federer and singer Beyonce also finding a place in the list.

Forbes said, that among the world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined USD 6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22 per cent from last year and 11 superstars crossed the USD 100 million threshold, more than double the number from the last two years combined.

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