With earnings totaling USD 65 million, Akshay Kumar has ranked 33rd in the Forbes’ annual list of World’s Highest Paid celebrities of 2019. He is the only Indian celebrity to feature in the list this year. Akshay has overtaken the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and Korean band BTS in terms of his earnings last year!
The Forbes’ list of World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers for the year 2019 has Taylor Swift topping the charts. She is closely followed by other celebrities from the Entertainment world such as Kylie Jenner, Kanye West and Ed Sheeran – all of who feature in the top 100.
The absence of Indian celebrities was duly felt in this list, as Akshay Kumar’s name makes an entry only at the 33rd rank. There is not a single celebrity other than him from the country, which is an interesting statistic; specifically because Salman Khan had featured in the 82nd spot on the list in the year 2018, but is now nowhere to be seen. Shah Rukh Khan, too, was on the 65th rank in the Forbes’ list in the year 2017 but had dropped out from the list in the 2018 edition.
According to the report in Forbes’, Kumar pulls in at least $5 million for each film that he does, and easily rakes up to $10 million. The actor has also signed up for endorsement deals with a variety of brands for which the actor is paid hefty sums, as the report states. Akshay Kumar will next be seen in Mission Mangal, which is based on India’s exploration mission to planet Mars.