Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar have featured among world's highest celebrities list that has been released by Forbes. Interestingly, Akshay Kumar beats Salman Khan in the list. They are the only two Indians on the Forbes List. Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of $40.5 million and $37.7 million, have made it to Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Celebrities 2018 list. Akshay Kumar is ranked 76th, while Salman Khan is placed on 82 in the list, which includes athletes, musicians, personalities, actors and comedians. The list is topped by former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.
The Celebrity 100 list ranks front-of-camera stars around the globe using their pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents. Estimates are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, IMDB, SoundScan, NPD BookScan and ComScore, as well as interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves.
Akshay Kumar has been described by Forbes as one of Bollywood's leading men who "has transitioned to socially-conscious roles. "He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready," the description read. As for Salman Khan, he has been called Bollywood's "mainstay" who "continues to produce and star in hits coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum, he remains one of India's top earners."
Mayweather tops the ranking with $285 million in pre-tax earnings. George Clooney finishes second with $239 million. Forbes' cover star Kylie Jenner pulled in $166.5 million to claim the No. 3 spot.