Salman, Amitabh and Akshay in the Forbes top highest paid individual
The Forbes Magazine lists 100 highest paid individual every year and this year it had listed highest paid actors for the first time.
In the list, ‘Ironman’ star Robert Downy Jr stands first with estimated earnings of 510 crore rupees and next stands Jackie Chan with earnings of 318 crore rupees in 2014.
For the third year in a row, Robert Downey Jr.’s stratospheric $80 million payday is more than any other leading man on the planet, helping Iron Man punch $30 million above Hong Kong hero Jackie Chan’s second place haul.
Though China may be Chan’s cinematic stomping ground, the nation’s movie appetite propelled Downey’s Avengers: Age of Ultron to a $240 million gross in the People’s Republic alone, ensuring Downey topped the World’s Highest Paid Actors list. From Hollywood to Hong Kong and Bollywood, the ranking examines international stars’ earnings for the first truly global dollar tally of film’s flushest stars.
Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, and Salman Khan entered the list in seventh place, with estimated earnings of Rs 213 crore in the past year and Akshay Kumar follows behind in ninth place with Rs 207 crore. Shah Rukh Khan in 18th place with Rs 166 crore and Ranbir Kapoor in 30th place with earnings of Rs 96 crore.
10. Mark Wahlberg | $32 million
9. Akshay Kumar | $32.5 million
8. Salman Khan | $33.5 million
7. Amitabh Bachchan | $33.5 million
6. Tom Cruise | $40 million
5. Adam Sandler | $41 million
4. Bradley Cooper | $41.5 million
3. Vin Diesel | $47 million
2. Jackie Chan | $50 million
1. Robert Downey Jr. | $80 million
Forbes full list of highest-paid actors can be found on Forbes.com