Akshay Kumar is the only Indian to feature on this year’s edition of the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list. He at the 33rd spot on the list of highest-paid celebrities in the world, which also includes Beyonce, Kylie Jenner and Lionel Messi with Taylor Swift at no 1. This puts him ahead of other famous personalities such as Tiger Woods, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.
According to the publication, the actor earned $65 million (Rs 444 crore) over the last year. He reportedly commands between $5 million (Rs 34 crore) and $ 10 million (Rs 68 crore) per film and also has endorsement deals with about 20 brands, including Tata and Harpic.
Neither Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan, who appeared with Akshay in past lists, have made it the the 2019 edition. SRK featured at the 65th rank in 2017 but was dropped in 2018. Salman Khan was on the 82nd spot in 2018 with earnings of $37.7 million (Rs 257 crore).
Akshay Kumar will be seen next in Mission Mangal, which is inspired by India’s 2013 Mars space programme Mangalyaan. He mentioned that he has dedicated the film to his daughter, writing in a social media post?: “Mission Mangal is a film which I hope will inspire as well as entertain. A film which I’ve done specially for my daughter and children her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars!”
He also stars opposite Katrina Kaif in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming action film Sooryavanshi, which releases on 27 March 2020.
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