Akshay Kumar becomes the sixth highest-paid actor in the world

Brenda Watkins
August 12, 2020

"Akshay Kumar has beaten his Bollywood contemporaries to become the only Bollywood actor to feature among the top-10 of Forbes" highest-paid male actors of 2020. According to the report, most of his income came from product endorsements.

The actor is now in the United Kingdom filming his next project, titled Bell Bottom, starring Vaani Kapoor as the female lead.

Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world's highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.

The dates run from June 1st, 2019 to June 1st, 2020.

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Though Forbes' list of highest-paid actresses in 2020 has not been published yet, the earnings of the top ten actresses on last year's list totaled only $314.6 million. The Rock reportedly earned $87.5 million and much of that came from his Netflix film, Red Notice. Dwayne also received monetary success from Project Rock, his Under Armour clothing line. While the list has a lot of prominent names including the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Mark Wahlberg, Vin Diesel, and more, Bollywood's famous superstar Akshay Kumar holds the 6 rank in the list. Followed by Mark Wahlberg at $58 million and Ben Affleck at $ 55 million.

Also on the list were Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Will Smith and Adam Sandler, and veteran movie star Jackie Chan.

The figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and lawyers, Forbes said.

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