These 3 Bollywood Stars Are In The List of Forbes’s Highest Paid Actors

Salman, Shah Rukh and Akshay
Salman, Shah Rukh and Akshay

Here’s the much awaited Forbes’ list out of the highest paid actors in the world and it’s a good news for all Bollywood fans because 3 of our actors are in top 10. The actor Mark Wahlberg, who has topped this year. While the actor Shah Rukh Khan is at 8th position and Salman Khan is at 9th position and Akshay Kumar is at 10th position.

As per records of the Forbes, Shah Rukh Khan earned $38 million ( Rs 243.50 crore) and Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar made $ 37 million ( Rs 237 crore) and $35.5 million ( Rs 227.5 crore) respectively.

Shah Rukh
Shah Rukh

These 3 superstars are the highest earners in the world’s biggest film industry in terms of the number of movies produced every year. Surprisingly, Aamir Khan is not on the list, whose Dangal has broken the worldwide collection records for any Indian movie. Dangal collected over $ 312 million ( Rs 2000 crore) only in China.

Forbes says that it has collected data of a year starting from 1st June 2016. While Dangal was released on 23 December 2016 and most of the earning came within the specified period.


On Tuesday, the Forbes ranking released, the actor Mark Wahlberg has the highest earning actor in the world with $ 68 million. The actor made to the top because of his pay days for movies Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg

While at the second position, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with estimated 2017earnings of $65 million. The magazine estimated earnings, before taxes and management fees, from movies, TV and commercial endorsements.

Vin Diesel, Adam Sandler, and Jackie Chan are on the 3rd, 4th and 5th position with $54.5 million, $50.5 million and $49 million respectively. While the Iron Man Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise came at the 6th and 7th position.

The Rock
The Rock

Top 10 actors this past year, according to Forbes:

  • Mark Wahlberg, $68 million
  • Dwayne Johnson, $65 million
  • Vin Diesel, $54.5 million
  • Adam Sandler, $50.5 million
  • Jackie Chan, $49 million
  • Robert Downey Jr., $48 million
  • Tom Cruise, $43 million
  • Shah Rukh Khan, $38 million
  • Salman Khan, $37 million
  • Akshay Kumar, $35.5 million
Emma stone
Emma Stone

And actress Emma Stone is the highest paid actress in the world with the earning of $26 million and Indian actress Deepika Padukone, who was at the 10th position last year and failed to make the cut this year.