Though Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar does not star in as many blockbusters as Salman Khan does, he has outmuscled the Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) actor to find a place in Forbes’ list of the highest-earning celebrities across the globe.
While it is great to know that Akshay and Salman are there in the list, what has surprised one and all that superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been frequently featured in the list and shared it with Akshay and Salman last year, could not make it and is missing this time around.
As researched and put together by Forbes for the pre-tax period of 1st June 2017 – 1st June 2018, Akshay trumped Salman and climbed to the 76th spot with a humongous $40.5 million earnings. Salman, on the other hand, slipped down to the 82nd spot with $37.7 million as his earnings. Last year, Salman was ahead of Akshay at 71. Khiladi Kumar was at 80.
The latest list has been topped by Floyd Mayweather, a former 147-pound boxer. He is followed by the likes of George Clooney, Kylie Jenner, Judy Sheindlin and Dwayne Johnson in the top 5 section.