Bollywood celebrities once again have successfully entered the prestigious list of Forbes which scales the richest personalities from across the globe. And without doubt, the list of 2016 includes names of Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan among the World's Highest Paid Actors. However Ranbir Kapoor makes an impression here by being one of the youngest actors. These stars share the platform with Hollywood celebrities including Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Vin Diesel, Hugh Jackman and Jackie Chan, among others. Robert Downey Jr. takes the top slot for earning $80 million.
Interesting, Salman Khan has raced ahead of Shah Rukh Khan in this elite game - standing 7th in the Forbes list. SRK in fact comes after Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. Salman Khan enjoys a status of owning $33.5 Million - churning success as an actor, producer, host and through his merchandise Being Human as well as commercials. With around 80 movies under him, the "Being Human" star is favourite "Bad Boy" of the industry. After making a great impact with 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', audience are eagerly waiting for Salman's Eid treat 'Sultan' this year.
Amitabh Bachchan also stands on 7th slot, earning nearly $33.5 Million - both through films and endorsements. The megastar, who is favourite among both young and old alike, is currently working on 'TE3N' and 'Pink'. His last film 'Piku' not only earned moolah at box office but also won several awards - including Best Actor and Best Actress.
Akshay Kumar follows next with a bank balance of $32.5 Million and stands 9th in the Forbes list of World's Highest Paid Actors 2015. With films and as brand ambassador for several products, the actor-producer-host is popular with his action image and easily makes impact with commercial as well as serious films. The Khiladi will be soon seen on big screen with 'Housefull 3' followed by 'Rustom'.
SRK takes the 18th spot, earning $26 Million. The King of Romance is a hot choice for endorsements and TV shows. The super star recently garnered good reviews through YRF's 'Fan' which features him in double role. His next in the pipeline is 'Raees' and a film with Alia Bhatt.
Ranbir Kapoor is on 30th slot with $15 Million under him. The handsome heartthrob stands as a competition for other young actors of his generation; by entering the Richie Rich list of Forbes. Ranbir currently has 'Jagga Jasoos' and 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' on hand.
Here's the full list of Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Actors 2015:
1. Robert Downey Jr. ($80 million)
2. Jackie Chan ($50 million)
3. Vin Diesel ($47 million)
4. Bradley Cooper ($41.5 million)
5. Adam Sandler ($41 million)
6. Tom Cruise ($40 million)
7. Amitabh Bachchan ($33.5 million)
7. Salman Khan ($33.5 million)
9. Akshay Kumar ($32.5 million)
10. Mark Wahlberg ($32 million)
11. Dwayne Johnson ($31.5 million)
12. Johnny Depp ($30 million)
13. Leonardo DiCaprio ($29 million)
14. Channing Tatum ($29 million)
15. Chris Hemsworth ($27 million)
16. Daniel Craig ($27 million)
17. Matthew McConaughey ($26.5 million)
18. Shahrukh Khan ($26 million)
18. Will Smith ($26 million)
20. Matt Damon ($25 million)
21. Hugh Jackman ($23 million)
22. Ben Affleck ($19.5 million)
22. Liam Neeson ($19.5 million)
24. Chow Yun Fat ($18 million)
24. Russell Crowe ($18 million)
26. Seth Rogen ($17 million)
27. George Clooney ($16.5 million)
28. Brad Pitt ($16 million)
28. Jonah Hill ($16 million)
30. Will Ferrell ($15 million)
30. Ranbir Kapoor ($15 million)
32. Chris Evans ($13.5 million)
33. Chris Pratt ($13 million)
33. Andy Lau ($13 million)