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Shahrukh Khan & Akshay Kumar In Forbes List Of World’s 100 Highest-Paid Stars; Check Out Their Ranks

A fabulous news for all the Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar fans out there! You will be glad to know that these two Bollywood Superstars are among the world's highest-paid celebrities of 2016, according to an annual list by Forbes.

Shah Rukh ranks 86th on the list with earnings of $33 million, while Akshay comes in on the 94th spot with $31.5 million earnings.


Forbes said the Fan star continues to rule Bollywood's box office with lead roles in hit films and also earns multimillion dollars upfront fees and a cut of the back end for his efforts.

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"He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of," added Forbes.

Akshay, 48, however slipped in ranks this year from 76th in 2015, Forbes said adding that he is one of Bollywood's busiest leading men and banked top rupee for three hit films.

"The action star bolsters his earnings endorsing a wider range of products than most Hollywood shills including motorcycles and gold loan company."

However, the list has been topped by American singer Taylor Swift with an earning of $170 million. English-Irish boy band One Direction has claimed the second spot on the list with earnings of $110 million.

Forbes said the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $5.1 billion pre-tax during the June 2015-2016 scoring period.

In order to form the Celebrity 100, Forbes evaluates front-of-the-camera talent across the entire entertainment world - idols from Hollywood to Bollywood appear alongside Swedish soccer stars and American basketball players.

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