And the richest Bollywood actors are...
Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan feature on the Forbes list of highest-paid actors. We do some serious number crunching and come up with results which will boggle your mind.Updated: Aug 07, 2015 02:07 IST
Out of 34 actors who made to the richie rich list, five are from India. And they don't make up the flanks of the list either. They are happily out-earning Hollywood dreamboats despite acting in films which are at times 30% of their total budget.
The Forbes annual Celebrity 100 rankings of the world's highest-paid celebrities includes Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor feature on the list. While Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan share the 7th rank with earnings of $33.5 million (Rs 213 crore) each, Akshay Kumar with $32.5 (Rs 207 crore) million is placed at 9th.
Shah Rukh Khan is ranked 18th on the list with $26 million (Rs 165 crore), Ranbir Kapoor follows next with $15million (Rs 95 crore) at 30th rank in the list of 35 actors. According to the report, the actors earned a combined Rs 895 crore. They were also the biggest group after the Americans.
Robert Downey Jr. ($80 Million), Jackie Chan ($50 Million), Vin Diesel ($47 Million), Bradley Cooper ($41.5 Million) and Adam Sandler ($41 Million) are the world's five richest actors according to the list.
Does it mean acche din for Bollywood and Bollywood stars. Well, the jury is still out on that.
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