Akshay Kumar named as the sixth highest paid actor in the world
He has been listed 6th on the 2020 Forbes list
Forbes have announced “The Highest Paid Actors Of 2020” list for the year, and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has ranked sixth on the list.
Kumar’s name sits alongside some of Hollywood’s best known stars, and this year he managed to rank higher than Will Smith and Adam Sandler.
Dwayne Johnson topped the list at number one for a second time in a row, with an estimated worth of $87.5 million. He recently signed a $23.5 million contract with Netflix for his upcoming film. The star also has many successful brand partnerships.
Others who appear on the list include Ryan Renolds, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan.
Kumar’s estimated worth is around $48.5 million, and he was ranked as the fourth highest paid actor last year. Despite having dropped two ranks on the list, Kumar remains to stay relevant with new Bollywood projects work starting on his first Amazon Prime television series called The End. Despite being a famous actor, most of his wealth comes from huge brand endorsements as he has partnered with everything from car companies such as Honda to the toilet cleaner brand Harpic. According to Financial Express, Kumar can charge a daily rate of up to Rs 2-3 crores.
The actor hasn’t had any film releases come out this year due to coronavirus delays. His cop film Sooryavanshi was due to release in April, but has been postponed to an unknown date. Kumar is currently in various stages of filming for five other films, none of which have official release dates.