New York: Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the top 10 highest paid actors in the world in a list compiled by Forbes that has been topped by “Transformers” actor Mark Wahlberg.
Shahrukh is at the eighth spot on the list with earnings of 38 million dollars (approximately 240 crore), followed by Salman on the ninth position with 37 million dollars. Akshay is completing the top 10 with 35.5 million dollar earnings.
Wahlberg is Hollywood’s highest-paid leading man, earning USD 68 million in the scoring period. Forbes said the Boston native recorded his highest-ever payday thanks to soaring fees for movies such as “Transformers: The Last Knight” and the forthcoming “Daddy’s Home 2”. Wahlberg replaced last year’s top-ranked star, Dwayne Johnson who comes in at the second spot with 65 million dollar earnings. On the third spot is “The Fate of the Furious” star Vin Diesel with USD 54.5 million earnings.
The world’s 20 highest-paid actors tallied a combined USD 720 million between June 2016 and June 2017, before fees and taxes.
A quarter of this year’s list hail from outside the US, including the three stars from Bollywood. Forbes said this year, newcomers comprise one fifth of the list, including Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.