Akshay Kumar is one of the world’s highest paid celebrities, according to Forbes magazine. The actor appeared on the 33rd position on the Highest Paid Celebrities List for 2019, beating all other Bollywood celebs. He reached this position by earning $65 million. Previously Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have also appeared on this list. The highly coveted list for 2019 has Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Lionel Messi, Kanye West, and many other popular names. Singer Taylor Swift has topped the list with $185 million in earnings followed by billionaire Kylie Jenner, who earned $170 million. Kanye West is on the 3rd position followed by Lionel Messi and Ed Sheeran.
In terms of ranking, Akshay has even surpassed celebs like Bradley Cooper, Rihanna, Jackie Chan, Tiger Woods, Katy Perry and many others. On Forbes website, Akshay has been called “Bollywood's top-earning star” who earns at least $5 million and up to $10 million per film, and also “mints millions for endorsement deals with over 20 brands”.
The Khiladi actor is doing very well on the professional front, with a number of big movies lined up. He is currently shooting for Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty, which also stars Katrina Kaif. He will also be seen in Mission Mangal (releasing in August 2019), which is Bollywood’s first space movie, also starring Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi. Akshay will appear in Good News, along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. The actor will yet again be part of the multistarrer Housefull franchise, with costars Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Rana Daggubati, Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Shetty in the lead roles. He will be seen opposite Kiara Advani in the comedy-horror movie Laxmmi Bomb.