‘Salman, Akshay among top-paid entertainers’

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan are among the world’s 100 highest-paid entertainers, according to a Forbes list, topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Akshay is ranked 76th on the Forbes list of the World’s Highest Paid Celebrities 2018 while Salman is on the 82nd spot.

Forbes said the world’s 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months, up 22% from last year, and 11 superstars crossed the $100 million threshold, more than double the number from the last two years combined.

Akshay, 50, had earnings of $40.5 million. Forbes said, “ he has transitioned to socially-conscious roles,” citing his films such as
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
that focussed on government campaigns to improve sanitation, and
Padman
, about a man hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities. He also mints millions from profits and endorsing about 20 brands.

Salman, 52, with an earnings of $37.7 million, it said, remains among top earners and continues to produce hits such as
Tiger Zinda Hai
.

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