Wow! Amitabh Bachchan Did Not Make it to The Forbes List!
Guess who made it to the top this year
To be part of the Forbes list of entertainers is every stars dream and three of our very own have managed to reappear on it, for the second year in a row! Leading the list of the highest payed celebrities is Sean John Combs aka P.Diddy, with Beyoncé and J.K Rowling taking their spot in the top 5. Also present on the list are Bollywood superstars, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.
King Khan out beat all competition as he was ranked 65th, followed by Salman on the 75th and Akshay on the 80th position. Forbes reported Shah Rukh’s earnings to be $38 million, which was a tie with singing sensation Jennifer Lopez and the musical duo The Chainsmokers. Last year, SRK was ranked at 86th position on the same list. A jump up 21 places, now that really is something, all thanks to the success of Raees and the million brand endorsements!
Salman's earnings have been reported as $37 million, the source of which are mainly blockbuster films such as Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Whereas, Akshay Kumar aka B-town’s box office king, ties for the 80th spot with Bon Jovi, with earnings of $35.5 million.
It’s no big surprise that the three biggest Bollywood stars made it to the list, but what is a little shocking is the fact that superstar Amitabh Bachchan did not manage making it there this year!
On a side note, other Indian stars are shining bright too! Virat Kohli is said to be the only Indian in Forbes's list of world's highest-paid athletes, with Alia Bhatt making it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list!