Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar made it to another Forbes list this year and nobody’s surprised. The 52-year-old actor ranks at #6 on Forbes’ 2020 list of 10 Highest Paid Male Actors with his earnings estimated at $48.5 million – he is the only Indian on the list.
Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world’s highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.
Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, earned $87.5 million from 1 June, 2019 to 1 June, 2020, Forbes said, including $23.5 million from Netflix Inc to star in movie thriller Red Notice. He also benefited from his Project Rock fitness wear line for Under Armour Inc.
Ryan Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in Red Notice, came in second in the Forbes ranking of male stars. He earned $20 million for that film, plus another $20 million for Netflix movie Six Underground, the magazine said, part of his $71.5 million total for the one-year period.
Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, star of Netflix action comedy Spenser Confidential, finished third with $58 million. Next on the list were actors Ben Affleck with $55 million and Vin Diesel with $54 million.
Kumar, the only Bollywood star in the top 10, landed in sixth place with earnings of $48.5 million. Most of his income came from product endorsements, Forbes said.
Rounding out the list were Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Will Smith and Adam Sandler, and martial-arts star Jackie Chan.
The figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and lawyers, Forbes said. The magazine releases a separate list of highest-paid actresses.
The publication revealed that the Padman star’s earnings came mostly from his product endorsements. The actor is currently in the UK filming his next project, titled Bell Bottom, starring Vaani Kapoor as the female lead.