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| 17 July, 2018

Indian actors among world's 100 highest-paid in showbiz – Forbes

American boxer Floyd Mayweather tops list of entertainers

Actor Salman Khan talks to press on the Green Carpet at the International Indian Film Academy Rocks show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S., July 14, 2017.

Actor Salman Khan talks to press on the Green Carpet at the International Indian Film Academy Rocks show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S., July 14, 2017.

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Mubasher: Indian movie stars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are included in the world's 100 highest-paid entertainers, according to a Forbes list.

Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list of the World's Highest Paid Celebrities 2018 while Salman is on the 82nd spot.

Salman earnings reach $37.7 million; Akshay beats him at $40.5 million

Indian actor Akshay Kumar, aged 50, had an income of $40.5 million.

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Forbes commented, "one of Bollywood's leading men has transitioned to socially-conscious roles," citing his films, including "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" that focussed on government campaigns to improve sanitation, and "Padman", about a man hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities.

“He also mints millions from profits and endorsing about 20 brands,” Forbes added.

Salman, 52, had earnings of $37.7 million.

Forbes said he remains one of India's top earners and the "Bollywood mainstay" continues to produce and star in hits such as "Tiger Zinda Hai," cashing in on backend profits.

11 superstars exceed $100 million minimum

The list showed that 100 top-earning stars from all the world pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, this rate is 22% higher from last year.

Forbes added that 11 superstars surpassed the $100 million thresholds, more than double the number from 2017 and 2016 combined.

American boxer Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes list.

Forbes list has been topped by the US Mayweather with earnings of $285 million.

The list also included other highest-paid entertainers as George Clooney (second), reality TV star and businessperson Kylie Jenner (third), soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo (10), pop star Katy Perry (19), tennis icon Roger Federer (23), singer Beyonce (35), author J K Rowling (42,) and golfer Tiger Woods (66).

Source: Mubasher

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