Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar are in Forbes list of world’s 100 highest-paid celebs. Here is a breakdown of their earnings

Forbes top 100 highest-paid celebrities 2017: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have made it to the world's highest-paid celebrities list which is toplined by rapper Diddy, also known as Sean Combs.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Forbes Shah Rukh Khan, ranked 65th, has earned million ( approx. Rs 245 crore) between June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have made it to the world’s highest-paid celebrities list by Forbes, which is toplined by rapper Diddy, also known as Sean Combs. Shah Rukh, ranked 65th, has earned $38 million ( approx. Rs 245 crore) between June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017. The actor is ahead of some global celebrities including tennis player Novak Djokovic, actor Amy Schumer, golfer Tiger Woods, footballer Neymar and singers Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears and Katy Perry.

Hollywood actor-singer Jennifer Lopez and The Chainsmokers are also ranked at 65 along with Shah Rukh. Salman Khan has earned $37 million (approx. Rs 238 crore) and is ranked 71 on the list. The actor was not featured in last year’s top 100 highest-paid celebrities list. Akshay Kumar is ranked at number 80 on the list with total earnings of $35.5 million (approx. Rs 228 crore). Along with the earnings from films of the actors, the list also takes into account their endorsement deals.

Interestingly, not a single Bollywood female actor has made it to the list. Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra weren’t able to make it to Forbes top 100 highest-paid celebrities 2017. There is also a stark absence of top Hollywood female actors including Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson in the list.

Rapper Diddy who topped the list pulled in a whopping $130 million earnings this year. A major chunk of his earnings came after Global Brands Group bought a majority stake in Sean John, Diddy’s fashion-lifestyle company, reported Forbes.

The top 10 in celebrity list is dominated by pop stars, musicians and authors. Singer-actor Beyoncé who is ranked at no. 2 earned a whopping $105 million. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is ranked at no. 3 and earned $95 million. J K Rowling’s earnings came from her book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s instant success last year. The author also cashed in on the success of Hollywood movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ based on her book of the same name.

Top three celebs and their earnings:

Other celebrities in the top list include rapper Drake, footballer Cristiano Ronald, singer The Weeknd, American radio personality Howard Stern, British rock band Coldplay, American author James Patterson and American professional basketball player LeBron James.

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  1. N
    Jun 14, 2017 at 10:53 pm
    I am delighted that our Indian celebrity niche there names in the list of forbes. Wish many more to get into list. Welldone SRK,Salman and Akshay. Bravo.
    1. J
      Jun 14, 2017 at 8:50 pm
      WOW: kuch o ki jalegi...chalta hai..good work
      1. L
        Jun 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm
        Well sharuk is the top richest of all actors in the world. He is the real king khan we loove you srk for ever!!
        1. И
          Името Си Отива
          Jun 15, 2017 at 3:40 am
          It seems to me Indians still suffer a disease to associate the wealth of a man with his social status and deeds in life
        2. S
          Jun 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm
          Superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan make money from films, Telly shows and adverti ts but Sharukh Khans income majorly comes from IPL as well. That is why he above Akki and Sallu or he would not be on the list.
          1. S
            sandesh bukate
            Jun 14, 2017 at 11:52 am
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            1. G
              Jun 14, 2017 at 8:43 am
              What is the use of majority of theese filmy filthy rich Nautankies to the common man, army or the Nation. Mr Akshay has made a good beginning. Kudos to him. Some of these are helping stan in the name of charity. Thanks to various Pak sympathising political parties.
              1. I
                Jun 14, 2017 at 3:36 am
                Muslim Actors earn crores of money. Despite this, Telangana State has increased reservations to Muslims, even after Muslim Nizam looted Telangana. Indian Government must introduce reservations for SC/Reddy/BC caste in Indian film industry.
                1. G
                  Jun 14, 2017 at 6:03 am
                  Hey fool , India is a secular country , It has no place for a communal Taliban saffron chaddi like you... Nizam never looted He always referred hindus and muslims as his 2 eyes , Hyderabad was the most developed country .Nizam had vision he built city for 5 lakhs , (drainage system,courts, railways ,hospitals etc) which is still being used by nearly 1 crore. Nizam gifted indian govt tons of gold during chinese war,Its a shame many people wish the britishers should have sta few more years so that india could have developed more.... then the corrupt leaders and stupid people like u.. How would you feel if I say all reddys are crooks looted etc..
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