Forbes’ list of ‘World’s Top-Paid Entertainers 2015’ has been released and surprisingly this time Bollywood stars have made a mark in it and two of its super stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan have a tie in this list. Both are standing at 71st position with $33.5 million each in their earnings.
Action hero, Akshay Kumar has also made its appearance on the list and he is stnding at 76th position with an earnings of $32.5 million passing Indian cricketer MS Dhoni who is at 82nd position in the top 100 list.
This year the list is purely based on earnings of the entertainers, regardless of nationality.
It is also surprising to note that these Bollywood stars have surpassed top Hollywood actors as well such as Leonardo Di Caprio and Channing Tatum having earnings of $29 million.
Big B has starred in more than 150 movies and his earnings further enhanced due to his show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ which entered its Eight season last year. Similarly, Salman Khan is also a megastar who has so far starred in 80 movies. Akshay Kumar also appeared in about four films annually and makes it a point to be one of the priciest celeb around in the showbiz.
Some popular names on this year’s list include: Robert Downey Jr (9), Tom Cruise (52), Kim Kardashian (33) and Beyonce (29).