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Forbes list of highest paid Bollywood stars: Shah Rukh Khan is number 1, beats Salman and Aamir Khan

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 31 Aug 2017, 15:16:21 PM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Forbes has released the list of highest paid actors of Bollywood and superstar Shah Rukh Khan has emerged as the winner, who secured the first position by raking in $38 million (Rs 243 crore). Actors Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar ranked second and third with $37 million (Rs 236 crore) and $35.5 million (Rs 224 crore) earnings respectively. With $12.5 million (Rs 80 crore), Aamir Khan was on the fourth position.

Hrithik Roshan secured fifth position and took home $11.5 million (Rs 73.6 crore) that he earned from his films Kaabil, Mohenjodaro and some brand endorsements. Interestingly, Deepika Padukone defeated her rumoured beau Ranveer Singh and was at sixth position. She made $11 million (Rs 70 crore) last year. Ranveer’s film Befikre didn’t perform well at the box office but the actor earned 10 million (Rs 64 crore) last year.

Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor ranked eighth, ninth and tenth in the list with $10 million, $9 million (Rs 57 crore) and $8.5 million (Rs 54 crore) earnings respectively. 

Few days back, Forbes also released the list of highest paid actors in the world. SRK ranked 8th in that list followed by Salman and Akshay. However, not a single Bollywood actress made it to that list. Mark Wahlberg topped the list as he earned an estimated $68 million in 2017. 

With $65 million earning, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson secured the second position. Vin Diesel ($54.5 million) was at 3rd position. Adam Sandler ($50.5 million) and Jackie Chan ($49 million) ranked 4thand 5th respectively.

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