Akki’s Sky high fortunes

Poorna Kulkarni
Thursday, 22 August 2019

Every year we wait to read about the Forbes list of the highest paid Bollywood and Hollywood actors. What gets the stars to the list is not just the business made by their movies but also the number of brands they are associated with.

Every year we wait to read about the Forbes list of the highest paid Bollywood and Hollywood actors. What gets the stars to the list is not just the business made by their movies but also the number of brands they are associated with. Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock, has topped the Forbes list of world’s highest paid actors this year. He earned around $89.4 million from June 2018 to June 2019 that includes his salary and his share of profits from movies. 

Bollywood’s Khiladi No 1 — Akshay Kumar made it to the fourth position, beating Hollywood stars like Bradley Cooper, Adam Sandler and Will Smith. Akshay has raked in $65 million (approximately Rs. 467 crore) in the same period. 

The actor, has been on a roll in Bollywood. Mission Mangal marks his 10th hit in a row, after Kesari, Gold, Pad Man, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha, Jolly LLB 2, Rustom, Housefull 3, Airlift and Singh Is Bliing. As expected, the news of Akshay securing the fourth slot in Forbes list left netizens excited. “#AkshayKumar >>>> #SalmanKhan + #ShahRukhKhan + #AamirKhan,” wrote one user. Some made reference to the star’s Canadian nationality. “Many congratulations @akshaykumar love from india. We love you dear Canadian @akshaykumar sir”, said one while another posted, “Congratulations @akshaykumar love from INDIA but dukh is baat ka hai ke top10 me is time apna ek bhi INDIAN hero nahi aaya.” “Also proud moment for Canada,” said a user.

Well, Indian or Canadian national, hero to Bollywood ka hi hai na!

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