Entertainment News, Nation, (New Delhi), August 23:- Bollywood icons Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar form the list of top 10 highest paid actors in the Forbes list that has been topped by “Transformers” actor Mark Wahlberg.
Shahrukh is at the eighth spot on the list with earnings of 38 million dollars, followed by Salman on the ninth position with 37 million dollars and Akshay on 10th position with 35.5 million dollar earnings.
According to Forbes, the top 10 actors banked a cumulative 488.5 million dollars – nearly three times the 172. 5 million dollars combined total of the 10 top-earning women.
Wahlberg is Hollywood’s highest-paid leading man with earnings of 68 million dollars in 12 month scoring period.
The 46-year-old Hollywood actor has earned the biggest payday of his career, thanks to soaring upfront fees for big-budget fare including Transformers: The Last Knight, Deepwater Horizon and the forthcoming “Daddy’s Home 2”.
Wahlberg replaced last year’s top-ranked star, Dwayne Johnson who comes in at the second spot with 65 million dollar earnings.
‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ star Vin Diesel is at third spot with 54.5 million dollars earnings.
Rounding out the top five is Adam Sandler at the number four position with 50.5 million dollars and Jackie Chan on number five with 49 million dollars.
This year, actors Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo have made their debut in the list.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)