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Akshay Kumar made more money than Jackie Chan, Will Smith, and even Rafael Nadale last year

Akshay Kumar made more money than Jackie Chan, Will Smith, and even Rafael Nadale last year
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  • Forbes says Kumar — who is the highest paid Bollywood actor — can command at least $13 million upfront for yet-to-be-released films like Bachan Pandey or “Bell Bottom.”
  • The 52-year old actor has beaten many Hollywood stars — Oprah Winfrey, Jackie Chan, Rafal Nadal, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Sandlers among others — with his latest earnings.
  • However, Kumar’s earnings fell by $16.5 million in comparison to last year. Kumar managed to earn $65 million and ranked 33rd in the list of top 100 paid celebs.
Akshay Kumar is the only Bollywood actor to feature in Forbes’ list of ‘The World’s Highest Paid Celebrities.” He was paid $48.5 million from June 2019 and May 2020 and managed to take the 52nd spot.

Forbes says Kumar — who is the highest paid Bollywood actor — can command at least $13 million upfront for yet-to-be-released films like Bachan Pandey or “Bell Bottom.” The 52-year old actor has beaten many Hollywood stars — Oprah Winfrey, Jackie Chan, Rafael Nadal, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Sandlers among others — with his latest earnings.

Celebrity

Rank

Earnings

Kylie Jenner

1

$590 million

Kanye West

2

$170 million

Roger Federer

3

$106.3 million

Christiano Ronaldo

4

$105 million

Lionel Messi

5

$104 million

Akshay Kumar

52

$48.5 million

Will Smith

69

$44.5 million

Jackie Chan

80

$40 million

Rafael Nadal

80

$40 million

Source:Forbes celebrity rich list

However, Kumar’s earnings fell by $16.5 million in comparison to last year. He managed to earn $65 million and ranked 33rd in the list of top 100 paid celebs.

In 2019, Kumar did only four films — Mission Mangal, Good Newwz, Housefull 4, Kesari. However, none of his movies crossed ₹200 crore club. Of these, Mission Mangal was his highest grossing movie with a box office collection of ₹192 crore. Moreover, this year the release of his much awaited film Sooryavanshi was postponed due to coronavirus lockdown.

His upcoming fims include Laxmmi Bomb, Prithviraj and Bunty Aur Babli 2. With film releases paused, Kumar’s earnings are likely to fall more. At the moment, Kumar is prepping for his first television series, Amazon Prime's "The End."

Kylie Jenner — who recently lost her billionaire status in Forbes — is the highest paid celebrity in the world, earning $590 million pre-tax.


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