- Akshay Kumar ranks at #6 on the record
- The record is headlined by Dwayne Johnson
- Second on the record is Ryan Reynolds
Akshay Kumar made it to another Forbes list this year and no one’s shocked. The 52-year-old actor ranks at #6 on Forbes’ 2020 record of 10 Highest Paid Male Actors together with his earnings estimated at $48.5 million – he’s the one Indian on the record. Akshay Kumar’s rank dropped two notches from final yr – on Forbes’ 2019 record of Highest-Paid Actors, Akshay Kumar held the fourth spot. This yr’s record is headlined by wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson (together with his earnings estimated to be $87.5 million), who additionally topped the record final yr. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds holds the second spot with earnings of $71.5 million. Third, fourth and fifth spots have gone to actors Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel, respectively. Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan maintain the final 4 ranks on the record after Akshay Kumar. The PadMan actor has featured on the Forbes record of highest paid actors for 5 consecutive years.
Forbes reviews that for his digital debut with upcoming Amazon Prime sequence The Finish, Akshay Kumar has signed a deal that pays him $10 million. Forbes described Akshay Kumar as: “The one Bollywood star on the record, Kumar is engaged on his first tv sequence The Finish for Amazon Prime.” It notes that the majority of Akshay’s earnings are from commercials and never movie work, placing it bluntly: “Most of his cash, although, comes from endorsement offers; he shills for all the things from multivitamins to rest room cleaners.”
In June, Akshay Kumar was the only Indian celebrity on the Forbes List Of 100 Highest-Paid Celebs. Nevertheless, his rank dropped to #52 from final yr’s #33. Salman Khan, who featured on the record at #82 in 2018, dropped out of the record final yr. Shah Rukh Khan, who was forward of each Salman and Akshay in 2017, did not make it to the record in 2018.
Described by Forbes as “Bollywood’s top-earning star”, Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movies embody Bachchan Pandey, Bell Backside, Laxmmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj, Atrangi Re and Raksha Bandhan.