Bollywood actors, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, and Akshay Kumar, have earned a spot in the Forbes Magazine list of highest-paid actors. Bachchan, and Khan tied at the 7th spot, with earnings of $33.5 million, in the last year, while and Kumar follows at a close 9th, with earnings of $32.5 million, in the last year.
The three Indian actors, have outdone Hollywood actors like Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio, in the bid to make the top 10 list.
Apart from the three, other Indian actors like, Shahrukh Khan, and Ranbir Kapoor, have also made the list, at numbers 18 and 30, respectively.
Robert Downey Jr., Jackie Chan, and Fast and Furious actor Vin Diesel have grabbed the top three spots in the list. The Iron Man star, Downey, has held the number 1 spot for the third time in a row, with earnings of $80 million, in the last year.
With Bachchan, Khan, and Kumar, making the top 10 list, this is the first time that Bollywood actors have made the top 10 cut.
Salman Khan, who has had a tremendous run with his recently released Bajrangi Bhaijaan, can expect to increase his fortune in the coming year. On the other hand, Kumar’s much awaited, action packed, Independence day release, Brothers, starring Siddharth Malhotra, and Jacqueline Fernandez, is all set to rock the box office, by the looks of it.
Forbes will soon be releasing its list of the highest-paid actresses.