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Forbes List of 10 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors

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Just some days ago, Forbes had released its list of highest-paid male and female actors all across the globe and now the international magazine has come with yet another list that reveals the top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors.

The earnings showcased in the list give an elaborative overview of some of Bollywood’s most popular stars’ earnings, their income sources, and how they might tentatively fare in the list scheduled for next year.

The tenure considered for measuring these earnings is from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017, and has been extracted from data accumulated through Box Office Mojo, Box Office India, press interviews, as well as IMDB.

In the previous list, Bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, as well as Akshay Kumar had made it to the highest-paid male actors, globally. But it was disappointing to see that no female actor from the Bollywood industry had their name on the list.

However, now that the new list with top 10 highest paid Bollywood actors is out, let’s see who are these stars—

10 Highest Paid Bollywood Actors

  1. Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

King Khan bags the first rank as his earning for the tenure is said to be $38 million (243 crore INR), from starring in Raees and being a part of several brand endorsements. In the worldwide list, SRK stood at the 8th position, ahead of Matt Damon as well as Ryan Gosling.

  1. Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Right after SRK is Salman Khan, whose net worth for the year is said to be $37 million (236 crore INR) despite his last release Tubelight tanking at the box office. This can be due to the fact that he has made some insane fortune by being a host of popular reality TV show Bigg Boss. In the worldwide list, Salman stood at the 9th position.

  1. Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

The year 2016 has been a good journey for Akshay as all his films did well in the box office, bringing his net worth for the year to $35.5 million (224 crore INR). In the worldwide list, he was on the 10th position.

  1. Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan

Despite his massive national and international hit Dangal, Aamir couldn’t beat SRK, Salman and Akshay in the list as his net worth for the year is said to be $12.5 million (80 crore INR).

  1. Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan

With several brand endorsements and two movies: Kaabil and Mohenjodaro, Hrithik’s earnings this year amounts to $11.5 million (73.6 crore INR).

  1. Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

With her grand Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage and a list of brand endorsements, Deepika’s total earnings for the year amounts to $11 million (70 crore INR). Though she is the highest paid Bollywood actress at this moment, her earnings are nowhere close to the highest paid Hollywood female actor Emma Stone, who earned a whopping $26 million.

  1. Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh

Despite his last release Befikre not doing so well at the box office, Ranveer has managed to have a total earning of $10 million (70 crore INR) this year, thanks to his various brand endorsements.

  1. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Despite her stints at Hollywood, Priyanka has only managed to have a total income of $10 million (70 crore INR) this year, tying with Ranveer Singh, courtesy her ABC television series Quantico as well as her big Hollywood debut Baywatch alongside various brand endorsements.

  1. Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan has earned a total of $9 million (57 crore INR) this year, thanks to his critically and commercially successfully Bollywood flick Pink. He is expected to have a higher rank on the list next year as he now returns as the host of the next season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.

  1. Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor

With his only release Ae Dil Hai Mushkil last year opposite Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir managed to get the 10th slot on the list with a total earning of $8.5 million (54 crore INR).


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