Shah Rukh Khan BEATS Akshay Kumar on the Forbes 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016!
The list of Forbes 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2016 is out and looks like only two Bollywood celebs made it to the list!
It is always a moment of pride to learn that Bollywood celebs are acknowledged worldwide or have an impact in the global front. While we already have celebs who have made an impact with their work, internationally, there are some who have made their mark with their earnings! Yes, we’re talking about Forbes 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities list. Yes, list for the year 2016 has surfaced out and according to NDTV’s website, we’ve learnt that two Bollywood actors have made it to this year’s list.
According to the list, Shah Rukh Khan stands on the 86th position with an earning of $ 33 million and shares the position with Hollywood stars Robert Downey Jr, Melissa McCarthy, music band, Dave Matthews Band and basketballer James Harden. As per Forbes’ analysis, Khan’s earnings came from the humongous fee he charged for Dilwale and of course, brand endorsements. The 50 year old actor made to the list thanks to the multi million dollar upfront fees, which he received for Dilwale and also high end brand endorsements.
Akshay Kumar, stands on the 94th position with a total earning of $ 31.5 million and shares the position with Hollywood star Brad Pitt and magician team Penn & Teller. According to Forbes, the 48 year old actor’s earnings include the “banked top rupee for three hit films in our scoring period” which comprise of his last year’s releases, Brothers, Singh is Bling and this year’s Airlift. Apart from that, the actor also made bucks by endorsing for a gold loan company and a motorcycle brand.
The Forbes list though, is topped by pop diva, Taylor Swift with a whopping earning of $170 million that she made from her 1989 tour, brand endorsements and high profile events. Following the popstar is boy band, One Direction and author James Patterson in second and third positions, respectively. The only actor to make it to the top 10 in the list is comedian Kevin Hart who stands on sixth position.