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Akshay Kumar & Salman Khan world’s highest paid actors of 2018 in Forbes List

Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan make it to the Forbes' top 10 list of world's highest paid actors of 2018.

In Forbes list, world’s highest paid actors of 2018 is Akshay Kumar & Salman Khan who have made it to the top 10 list taking the seventh and ninth spot respectively.

George Clooney tops the list while Dwayne Johnson, Robert Downey Jr take the second and the third position respectively. The world’s 10 highest-paid actors combined earned $748.5 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, before fees and taxes.

According to the list, Akshay earned around $40.5 million while Salman Khan earned $38.5 million.

Earlier, Akshay and Salman made it to the Forbes’ 100 highest paid entertainers list of 2018 which was announced last month. While Akshay took the 76th spot, Salman took the 82nd spot.

Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan along with Aamir Khan who usually makes it to the list have fallen off this time. Akshay has been termed as “one of Bollywood’s leading men” in the list who has transitioned to socially-conscious roles in movies like Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Padman among others. “He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready,” the list says.

On the other hand, the list describes Salman as “This Bollywood mainstay continues to produce and star in hits such as Tiger Zinda Hai, cashing in on backend profits. Coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum, he remains one of India’s top earners.”

Full list of top 10 world’s best-paid male actors 2018

George Clooney: $239m

Dwayne Johnson: $124m

Robert Downey Jr: $81m

Chris Hemsworth: $64.5m

Jackie Chan: $45.5m

Will Smith: $42m

Akshay Kumar: $40.5m

Adam Sandler: $39.5m

Salman Khan: $38.5m

Chris Evans: $34m

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