After Forbes released its list of the highest paid actors in the world (which also featured Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar on number 8, 9 and 10 respectively), they’ve now collated an India specific list. Featuring the highest paid of Bollywood, it only has two actresses and eight actors. Have a look –
The King of Bollywood makes $38 million a year with films like Raees making good money at the box-office. SRK is also the ambassador of many brands and he also makes a neat profit out of the numerous productions helmed by Red Chillies Production.
Bhai reached the second place with $37 million a year with last year’s Sultan and this year’s Tubelight.
One of India’s most bankable star snagged the third position with $ 35.5 million per year with Jolly LLB and a guest appearance in Dishoom.
It’s surprising that compared to the top 3, Aamir‘s earnings are quite less (in comparison only), he made $12.5 million this year. Maybe because he’s selective with his films as well as endorsement deals, his last release was in December 2016.
With Kaabil, Hrithik managed to make $11.5 million this year.
The highest paid actress, Deepika Padukone made $11 million, mostly due to her lucrative endorsement deals which range from Nike to Oppo.
Following Deepika is her boyfriend Ranveer Singh, who made $10 million due to his innumerable ads which include Durex condoms, Vivo phones and Kellogg’s Oats. PC, the second actress on this list also made $10 million by starring in Quantico and Baywatch. She’s also the star of big brands like Pantene.
The legendary Mr. Bachchan made $9 million this year because of last year’s Pink and because he’s hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati again this year.
Ranbir Kapoor made $8.5 million in 2017 because of his last year’s hit Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and this year’s Jagga Jasoos. The latter didn’t work at the box-office but Ranbir’s endorsement deals like the underwear brand Macroman made him enough money.
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