Actor Akshay Kumar is the only face from Bollywood to make it to Forbes’ annual Highest-Paid Celebrities list. Singer Taylor Swift has topped the list, yet again after 2016.
Akshay landed on the 33rd spot with the earnings of $65 million in the last year. He defeated the likes of Rihanna, Jackie Chan, Bradley Cooper & others to win the spot. Taylor, on the other hand, beat them all with her earnings of $185 million.
Following Taylor in the second spot was reality show star & beauty mogul, Kylie Jenner with the earnings of $170 million. She was crowned the youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes last year. Taking the third spot was Kylie’s brother-in-law & singer Kanye West.
The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list also saw soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo & Neymar among the top 10, along with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran & 1970s soft rock band The Eagles, who embarked on a new tour in 2018.
Forbes compiled its 2019 list by estimating pre-tax earnings from June 2018-June 2019, before deducting fees for managers, based on data from Nielsen, touring trade publication Pollstar, movie database IMDB & interviews with industry experts & many of the celebrities themselves. The magazine said the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in $6.3 billion pretax over the past 12 months.
Here are the 10 celebs on the list:
American boxer Floyd Mayweather & actor George Clooney took the top two spots on last year’s list but landed outside the top 10 this time.