Shahrukh Highest Paid Actor: Forbes

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Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world’s highest paid actors of 2016 according to a Forbes list which is topped by wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson.

Shahrukh is ranked 8th on the list of 20 of the ‘World’s Highest Paid Actors 2016’, tied with ‘Iron Man’ Downey Jr with earnings of USD 33 million.

Akshay is tied with Hollywood heartthrob Pitt for the 10th position with earnings of USD 31.5 million.

Salman is ranked 14th on the list with earnings of USD 28.5 million, ahead of Oscar-winning actor Leonardo Dicaprio, who is ranked 15th with earnings of USD 27 million and ‘Independence Day’ star Will Smith who comes in on the 17th spot with USD 20.5 million.

Amitabh Bachchan is on the 18th rank with earnings of USD 20 million, ahead of Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (19) and ‘Star Wars’ legend Harrison Ford (20).

The list of the top-earning actors comes days after Forbes released the list of the highest-paid actresses in the world.

Deepika Padukone, 30, made her debut among world’s top 10 highest paid actresses, with earnings of USD 10 million. She was the only Indian actress and the sole newcomer in the list, coming in on the 10th spot.