- Akshay Kumar makes it on the list of 100 highest paid celebrities in the World
- He is the only Indian to have made the list
- He earned a whopping Rs. 336 crore between June 2019 and May 2020
The 52 year old Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has made it to the list of 100 highest paid celebrities in the World by Forbes. Akshay Kumar manager to secure 52nd spot in the list after his estimated pre-tax earnings between May 2019 and June 2020 reached $ 48.5 million (roughly Rs. 336 crore).
The list was topped by Kylie Jenner whose estimated earnings for the same period of time reached a whopping $ 590 million (around Rs. 4,453 crore).
Though he managed to be the only Indian on the list, he has slipped 19 positions from the last year’s rankings where he ranked 33rd in the 100 celebrity list. In 2019’s listing, the 52 year old actor’s estimated earnings were $ 65 million (around Rs. 490 crore).
The report added that COVID-19 is a big reason in the decline in the earnings of the actor.
Forbes’ listing has put Askhay’s collaboration with US based online streaming giant Prime Video from Amazon.com Inc for his digital debut series. “The End” has been listed as one of the reasons why Akshay has been added to the list of highest paid celebrities in 2020.
It is being reported that Amazon has signed the deal with Akshay for his debut on OTT for $ 10 million (around Rs. 75 crore). Additionally, the report also says that the actor has commanded around $ 13 million (Rs. 100 crore) up front for his upcoming movies including Bachchan Pandey and Bell Bottom.
Earning wise, Akshay ranks 52nd of the list and has outranked international celebrities including Conor McGregor (53), Jennifer Lopez (56), Rihanna (60), Will Smith (69), Adam Sandler (75), and Jackie Chan (80), Rafael Nadal (81), Katy Perry (86), Lady Gaga (87) to name a few.
James Farrell, Vice President (VP) of Amazon’s International Originals told Forbes about signing the 52 year old star for The End saying, “It’s about what people want to see. If they want to see Akshay Kumar in a multiseason, action-thriller, who am I to say watch this instead? It may not be cheap but it’s worth it.”
Forbes top 10 highest paid celebrities around the world ranks from 1-10 are as follows.
- Kylie Jenner
- Kanye West
- Roger Federer
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Lionel Messi
- Tyler Perry
- Howard Stern
- Lebron James
- Dwayne Johnson