Amitabh, Salman, Akshay are among the World’s highest paid celebrities

Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, as well as ace India cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni have made it to the Forbes annual Celebrity 100 rankings of the world’s highest-paid celebrities.

Both Bachchan and Salman share the 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million each, while Akshay with $32.5 million is placed 76th. Dhoni with $31 million is ranked 82nd.

This year’s list ranks the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, regardless of nationality.

American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather tops the list with $300 million in earnings, followed by Filipino iconic boxer Manny Pacquiao ($160 million).

Singer Katy Perry ($135 million), who is ranked no.3 on the list has been featured on the Forbes magazine cover.

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, 72, the magazine noted, has starred in more than 150 movies in his 50-year career and continues to earn top rupee for his roles in flicks such 2014’s ‘Bhoothnath Returns’.

One of India’s biggest stars, Salman Khan, 49, has appeared in some 80 movies since his 1989 breakout role in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’. He also appears on the small screen, hosting reality show ‘Bigg Boss’..

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has appeared in some 150 movies since his 1992 breakthrough in ‘Khiladi’. He earned top rupee for roles in 2014 movies such as ‘Holiday’ and ‘Entertainment’.

Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket at the end of 2014, led India to the semi-final of the 2015 Cricket World Cup before suffering a loss to eventual champion Australia. He is co-producing an upcoming biopic titled ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’.

With inputs from IANS



  • Finally this article is published . Akshay fans were desperately waiting for this . It is good to see 4 Celebrities from India in Top 100 Earning Celebrities . It is great to see Big B as the highest earning Indian celebrity along with Salman . At the age of 72 this man is still earning so much money because of KBC and Advertisements . Salman was the highest earning Indian celebrity in 2014 with earning of more than 240 CR . Akshay is one of the highest tax payers in India and there is no surprise for me to see him in this list . MS Dhoni is the only sportsperson from India getting such money . I am surprised to see that SRK is not in this list . By net worth he is the 2nd Richest Actor in the world but maybe his earning in 2015 was less than Big B, Salman, Akshay and Dhoni . Congratulations to all Salman and Akshay fans for this achievement . Thumbs Up !!!!!!

  • We want bhaijaan to help more poor and needy peoples..

    Bhaijaan is more than an actor he is a feeling..he is a protector

    a silent guardian
    The dark knight

  • Not Interested in others financial Earning.
    Srk aamir r much more successful than salman.akki ko toh chod hi do

  • big congrats to them and their fans
    as a srkiian I can defend him by saying this that in this period all he did was shooting
    so in coming year he will come in top 50

  • INDICINE (que-ans)
    Q. Who is the biggest crowd-puller of India?

    A. Since you mention India, currently, it’s Salman Khan. A film like Kick collecting Rs 27 crore on a working day with a not-so-popular heroine (back then) and debut director, he had very little support apart from popular music and a mass-appealing title. A 27 crore opening on a non-holiday during the Ramadan period is probably equivalent to a 45 crore opening on a National holiday. The advantage of a holiday is around 35-40%, plus there was the Ramadan factor. Not just that, films like ‘Bodyguard’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ broke records by a HUGE margin.

    Admit haters

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be the biggest hit of bollywood..
    Salman has given 8 times biggest hit of the year, only behind of dileep kumar 10 times..

    Actors who have given biggest hit of the year
    1-dileep kumar 10 times
    2-Salman Khan 8 times
    (maine pyar kiya, saajan, Hum apke hain kaun, hum sath sath hain, no entry, dabangg, bodyguard, ek tha tiger)
    3 Amitabh bachchan 7 times
    4-Amir Khan 7 times
    (qayamat se qayamat tak, dil, raja hindustani, ghajini, 3 idiots, dhoom 3, pk)
    5-Shahrukh khan 5 times
    (ddlj, kuch kuch hota hai, devdar, veer zara, om shanti om)

  • salman was not in production till now…
    last yr he earned alot through bigg boss…
    this yr Bajrangi bhaaijan will draw him huge money also heto remake is there..
    last yr srks home production HNY does nt earn mch plus its had high promotional cost n actual collection was less than 200 cr .. thts why he is nt in list…
    bt he knws how to earn n still vry rich man…
    DNT KNW WHY SO MANY INDICINE USERS HATE HIM… plz guys admire this guy…

  • Salman is earning more than 500 cr per year. Dnt understand why Forbes posted it as around 220 cr. Salman is doing 2 films per year. At least 75 cr per film be takes. Adding to this he is endorcing around 10 brands nd he takes more than 15 cr for each brand. Nd bigg boss show. Each episode he earns 5 cr.

  • amitabh still earning alot at this age….
    so that his useless son can make some home production for himself…wen he has no offers…
    still gt many films n surviving on multistarrers nw….
    #poor amitji take some rest….

  • Glad to see Big B earning so much as hes still the breadwinner in his household having to not just support himself n Jaya but also his useless son Abhishek plus family too…!

  • intresting that…
    salman srk akki or amitabh… they all earn in RS still competing with these people who earn in dollars pounds n euros….
    SRK $800 million no 2 in world…
    SK $200 million no 8 in world…
    keep rocking men..

  • Here, SRK forgot to pay to include his name in the list.
    It’s Salman, who never paid for fake popularity.

  • Some days ago Indicine was comparing akshay with varun and siddharth..LOL. I mean what happened to Akki stardom??

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