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Akshay Kumar outranks Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, Rihanna, Jackie Chan as he earned THIS much last year
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is the only Indian celeb to feature in the Forbes’ 2020 list of ‘The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities’. The actor has earned an estimated pre-tax earnings of USD 48.5 million (roughly Rs 366 crore) from June 2019 to May 2020. However, he ended up on the 52nd spot in comparison to the last year’s ranking of 33 in the 100 celebrity list.
Interestingly, despite his earnings taking a hit due to the Coronavirus, Akshay has managed to leave behind Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Jackie Chan, Rafael Nadal, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Adam Sandler, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and many more. Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has topped the list with an estimated earning of USD 590 million (roughly Rs 4,453 crore).
Forbes’ report states that Akshay has managed to make a place on the list mostly due to his deal with US-based streaming giant Amazon Prime Video for making his digital debut with the series ‘The End’. Reportedly they signed a deal of USD 10 million (roughly Rs 75 crore). The report further states that Akshay has commanded around Rs 100 crore approx for his upcoming films ‘Bell Bottom‘ and ‘Bachchan Pandey‘.
Delivering back-to-back hits last year with films like ‘Kesari’, ‘Mission Mangal’, ‘Housefull 4′ and ‘Good Newwz’, Akshay Kumar has featured in the list of highest-paid celebs in the world of Forbes 2020. He is the only Indian to have his name in this list.
“I just wanted to earn around 1 crore rupees, that’s it. But I’m a human being, and when I made my first, I thought, why can’t I make 100 crores. To be honest, there was no stopping me,” Akshay shares.
While locked down at home amidst the pandemic, Akshay is keeping himself busy by binge-watching TV shows and spending time with his family. The actor feels one has to change with time, “From screenplays and scripts to technology and the way of shooting and the audience. The zeros in my check have changed. Everything has changed,” he shared.
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