Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan in Forbes’ top 100 global celebs list; beat Leonardo DiCaprio with $33.5 mn earnings
Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Indian cricket captain M S Dhoni are among the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, according to the Forbes’ annual list – the ‘Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: The World’s Top-Paid Entertainers 2015′. has been topped by Floyd Mayweather with earnings of $300 million.
Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar feature in the top 10 highest-paid actors in the world list. (AP Photo)
1. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: Breaking into the elite global club, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan are tied for the 71st rank with earnings of $33.5 million each. (PTI)
2. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: Coming in at the 76th spot is Akshay Kumar with earnings of $32.5 million. (PTI)
3. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: MS Dhoni is ranked 82nd with earnings of $31 million. (Agency)
4. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: Notably India’s biggest superstar Shahrukh Khan and no woman celebrity from the country has made it to the list. (Express photo)
5. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, $33.5 million apiece) earn more than some Hollywood A-listers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Channing Tatum, USD 29 million apiece).
6. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: On Bachchan, Forbes said the “Bollywood stalwart” has starred in more than 150 movies in his 50-year career. Forbes noted that Bachchan bolsters his earnings as the longstanding host of India’s version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” (“Kaun Banega Crorepati”), which aired its eighth season in 2014. (AP Photo)
7. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: Forbes said Salman Khan is “one of India’s biggest stars” and has appeared in some 80 movies. Salman Khan’s ‘Being Human’ clothing line clocked $30 million in 2014 revenue, with proceeds going to his foundation. (AP Photo)
8. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: Forbes said Akshay Kumar is one of Bollywood’s busiest leading men, filming an average of four movies a year. (Express photo)
9. Akshay Kumar earns top rupee for roles in 2014 movies such as “Holiday” and “Entertainment.” (Express photo)
10. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: On M S Dhoni, Forbes said the Indian sportsman retired from Test cricket at the end of 2014, ceding his Indian national team captainship to fellow star Virat Kohli, but he remains India’s captain at the ODI and T20 levels. He is co-producing “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story,” an upcoming biopic that has been fraught with delays but has already funneled some $3 million into the Indian star’s pockets. (AP Photo)
11. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: Boxer Manny Pacquiao is ranked second taking home $160 million on the year. The Celebrity 100 list measures the earnings of the highest-paid entertainers on the planet over the past 12 months. (AP Photo)
12. 'Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100: The list also includes singer Taylor Swift (8), tennis star Roger Federer (16), singer Beyonce (29), reality TV star Kim Kardashian (33), golfer Tiger Woods (37), actor Tom Cruise (52), actors Johnny Depp (87), Leonardo DiCaprio (89) and Channing Tatum (89). (AP Photo)