Bollywood actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, along with cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among the world’s 100 highest paid celebrities. Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan are in a tie at 71st rank, with their earnings marking the 33.5 million dollars each. On the 76th spot we have Akshay Kumar with earnings of 32.5 million. Dhoni stands at 82nd rank with earnings of USD 31 million dollars.
The Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: The World’s Top-Paid Entertainers 2015′ is released every year. This tradition has been carried out since 1999. Forbes said, given the profound changes in the entertainment world, it changed its methodology and for the first time, made the list “truly international: instead of using US-centric power metrics, we’re simply ranking the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, regardless of nationality. The result is a more accurate reflection of the current entertainment landscape, a 21st century reality where Bollywood’s biggest stars earn more than some Hollywood A-listers.”
Forbes said “Bollywood stalwart Amitabh Bachchan has starred in more than 150 movies in his 50-year career. He has bolstered his earnings as the longstanding host of Kaun Banega Crorepati, which aired its eighth season in 2014. On the other hand Salman Khan is one of India’s biggest stars and has appeared in some 80 movies. Salman Khan’s ‘Being Human’ clothing line clocked USD 30 million in 2014 revenue, with proceeds going to his foundation. Akshay Kumar is one of Bollywood’s busiest leading men, filming an average of four movies a year. Kumar earns top rupee for roles in 2014 movies such as “Holiday” and Entertainment.”
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