We know that Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar occupy the top spot when it comes to raking in profits. However, you will be pretty shocked to know the earnings of these stars in the year 2016-2017.
Shah Rukh Khan’s earnings last year was apparently, approximately $38 million followed by Salman Khan at $37 million and Akshay Kumar at $35.5 million. This puts them in the spots 65, 71 and 80 respectively. Senior editor of Forbes spoke about this saying, “Though the members of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 this year earned about the same as they did last year – just over $5 billion in total – the way they’re earning is changing. Streaming platforms from Spotify to Netflix are finally creating meaningful income for entertainers, something that seemed a distant dream only a few years ago."
Well, what do you think of that?
To add to the excitement, Virat Kohli too made it to the Forbes’s list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. The much loved cricketer was ranked at No 89 and earned $22 million over the last 12 months, the major chunk of the earnings - $19 - million being through brand endorsements.
While Shah Rukh Khan appeared in movies such as FAN and Dear Zindagi last year, Salman Khan shone in his super hit venture Sultan. Akshay Kumar was seen in movies such as Airlift, Rustom, and Housefull 3.
Akshay Kumar also won the National Award for his performance in Rustom.