The Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have successfully marked their entry in the Forbes highest-paid celebrities list for 2018.

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This list of 2018 is compiled by Forbes, which is based on how much money those actors as entertainers have earned between 2017 and 2018.

Floyd Mayweather just made a jaw-dropping record by collecting, $285 million (approx. £218 million). He’s closely followed by George Clooney who’s managed to maintain $239 million (approx. £183 million).

Occupies the 76th rank is the Indian actor, Akshay Kumar is reportedly made $40.5 million (approx. £31 million) in this 2018 for such a long period.

And Salman Khan makes the 82nd rank, and he earned around, $37.7 million (approx. £28.9 million) over the same period of 2018 as per the various media reports.

Salman Khan

Kumar and Khan’s combined wealth for these 2017-2018 is consequently estimated to be anywhere around an astounding and amazing $78.2 million (approx. £59.9 million) which also turn to be the proud moment for India!

Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar on ‘Highest Paid’ Forbes List From India

The 50-year-old actor Akshay Kumar was described by the magazine as a leading man in Bollywood who is collecting money via brand endorsement AND films. The Forbes Define:

“He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready.”

Forbes claims that Salman Khan, 52, also making judge money by massive brands endorsements and some of the successful movies.

The magazine said that Salman continues to be a top-earner in India, saying:

“This Bollywood mainstay continues to produce and star in hits such as ‘Tiger Zinda Hai,’ cashing in on backend profits. Coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum, he remains one of India’s top earners.”

though, this year it seems that Shahrukh Khan failed to make his entry in the Forbes 2018 list. In 2017, the Bollywood superstar raked in $38 million (approx. £29 million), and he received the 65th spot on the list.

For 2017, Forbes top 10 highest-earning Bollywood actors names mentioned the trio of Bollywood, Salman Khan Shahrukh Khan, and Aamir Khan’s names.

Actresses whose name mentioned by the magazine in their 2018 list are of the Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

The top ten from the 2018 Forbes highest-paid celebrities are:

  1. Floyd Mayweather: $285 million (approx. £218 million)
  2. George Clooney: $239 million (approx. £183 million)
  3. Kylie Jenner: $166.5 million (approx. £127 million)
  4. Judy Sheindlin: $147 million (approx. £112 million)
  5. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: $124 million (approx. £95 million)
  6. U2: $118 million (approx. £90 million)
  7. Coldplay: $115.5 million (approx. £88.5 million)
  8. Lionel Messi: $111 million (approx. £85 million)
  9. Ed Sheeran: $110 million (approx. £84 million)
  10. Cristiano Ronaldo: $108 million (approx. £82.7 million)


In 2018, the top 100 celebrities in the whole globe earned the combined $6.3 billion (approx. £4.8 billion) pretax over the past 12 months. This also can release 22% from 2017.

You can check out Forbes full top 100 highest-earning celebs list, here.

To be specific, the Forbes top 100 highest-paid celebrities list is based on the wealth earned by the celebrities for that particular year globally. The Magazine also does analyze those celebrities’ pretax earnings.

For 2018, the earnings were decided and determined between the periods of June 1st, 2017 to the June 1st, 2018.

Well, our Bollywood actors didn’t make it to the top ten this time, we hope to see in the list of 100 highest-paid celebs in 2019.

On the work front, as of now, Salman Khan is enjoying the success of his thrilling film Race 3 (2018), at the same time as Kumar is ready with his next sports drama Gold.

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