Shah Rukh Khan Leads Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar on Forbes 100 celebs list


Three Indian performing artists have made it to this year’s Forbes 100 Celebrities, a rundown of the highest earning personalities from across the arts, entertainment and sports internationally. Shah Rukh Khan, 51, is placed highest of the three – at #65, he outranks Salman Khan, #71, and Akshay Kumar, #80. Forbes reports SRK’s income at $38 million. He ties for the spot with Jennifer Lopez and musical team The Chainsmokers. Forbes writes that Shah Rukh Khan brings home both charges for and in addition a share of the profits for movies, for example, Raees. Additionally, He likewise cashes in on endorsement deals for many brands most Americans have probably never known about,” as Forbes puts it. A year ago, SRK was positioned #86.

Salman Khan, also 51, shares the 71st spot with Ed Sheeran, Dolly Parton, Bill O’Reilly and Neymar Jr. Salman’s income have been reported as $37 million, the source of which are the fat paychecks he gathers for blockbuster movies, for example, Sultan.

Akshay Kumar, described by Forbes as “a lord of the Bollywood film industry for over a quarter of a century,” ties for the 80th spot with Bon Jovi, with profit of $35.5 million. Aside from his many movies, Akshay rakes it in “hawking products from deodorant to Eveready batteries.”

The current year’s rundown is topped by rapper-entrepreneur Sean Combs, known as Diddy, who made $130 million. Beyonce, J K Rowling, Drake and Cristiano Ronaldo finish the top 5. The scoring period is from June 2016 to June 2017.