Akshay Kumar grabs 4th place in Forbes highest paid actor list

Brenda Watkins
August 22, 2019

The actor who recently got married topped Forbes' list of highest-paid male actors of 2019, with a total income of $89.4 million over the past year. The Hobbs & Shaw actor has been in the news for his surprise wedding.

Using his A-list clout to secure lucrative profit-sharing movie deals on top of eight-figure fees, Johnson also appears on HBO television show "Ballers, ' hosts NBC game show 'Titan Games" and has his own lucrative line of fitness clothing, among other endorsements. The Rock announced that he had tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Lauren Hashian in a Hawaiin style wedding earlier this week.

Johnson made $124 million from June 2017 to June 2018, the most someone had ever made primarily from acting in the history of Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. He also commands up to 15% of the pool from high-grossing franchise movies, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which had a worldwide box office of $962.1 million.

Chris Hemsworth came in second place with estimated earnings of $76.4 million, and Robert Downey Jr.

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Dwayne was followed by Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr on the second and third spot respectively.

Taking Bollywood up the next level, "Khiladi" Akshay Kumar also had his name flashed in the top 10 with earnings of United States dollars 65 million.

Captain America star Evans made a hefty $35.8 million across the 12-month period, while Ant-Man actor Rudd was ninth with $33.7 million. With an earnings of $65 million, Akshay became the fourth highest-grossing actor of 2019.

Jackie Chan was fifth with nearly $48 million, while Bradley Cooper and Adam Sandler were in joint sixth place with $47 million.

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