According to Forbes countdown, the three Bollywood mega stars; Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Khanna, have made their way to the world’s 10 highest paid actors list.
Bollywood’s ‘King Khan’ Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Dabangg Khan’ Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar out-stood with an estimated income of $38 million, $37 million and $35.5 million, respectively.
Astonishingly, rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world’s highest-paid actor, with an estimated earning of $68 million over the past 12 months, as a result of back to back hit movies like Transformers: The Last Knight and comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2, due to be out in November.
“The former may have scored a miserable 15 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the lowest gross of the franchise to date, but Wahlberg need not worry – fixed compensation means he benefits even when movies don’t do well,” said Forbes.
Dwayne Johnson, who stood first in 2016’s list of highest paid actors, jumped down to second place with $65 million, after starring in action-comedy Baywatch and HBO comedy Ballers.
Vin Diesel, who appears as co-star with Johnson in the Fast and Furious franchise, came in on third on the men’s list with $54.5 million accredited to his name, just one place ahead of comedy actor Adam Sandler who made $50.5 million through a major deal with Netflix that allows him to produce his own movies.
Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, still hugely popular in China, rounds out the top five with $49.5 million over the last 12 months.
Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise were amongst the remaining actors who rounded out the top ten.