New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: The Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood industry is the only Indian celebrity on the Forbes annual list of 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities globally. Ranked 52 with an expected earning of $52 million, Akshay is estimated to be paid more than Jennifer Lopez (#56: 47.5M), Rihanna(#60: $46M), Sean Hannity (#71: $43M) Jackie Chan (#80: $40M), Katy Perry (#86: $38.5), Lady Gaga (#87: $38), #Oprah Winfrey (#91: $37M) and Angelina Jolie (#99: $35.5M).

The global centrepiece of economic glitz defines Akshay Kumar as Bollywood's top-earning star, who is prepping for his first television series, Amazon Prime's "The End." Akshay Kumar's profile on Forbes describes him as ‘a Bankable movie star’ who commands up to $13 million upfront for films like the upcoming "Bachchan Pandey" and "Bell Bottom.

Akshay's recent contribution to PM Cares Fund amid the COVID crisis, also finds a mention, in which he is highlighted as ‘one of India's most philanthropic celebrities’ who donated $4.5 million to coronavirus relief measures put in place all over the country.

Last year, Akshay was ranked #33 in the Forbes'annual list of world's highest paid celebrities. He in fact had climbed several spots from 2018, when he was ranked #76 with earnings estimated at $40.5 million in total. Salman Khan featured in Forbes 2018 list at #82 while the year before in 2017, Shah Rukh Khan was ahead of both Salman and Akshay at #65.

The Forbes' highest paid celebrity list is topped by Kylie Jenner, who stands above famous rapper Kanye West (#2: $170M), Dwayne Johnson (#10: $87.5M), Ellen DeGeneres (#12: $84M), Ariana Grande (#17: $72M) and Jonas Brothers (#20: $68.5 M).

Akshay's previous release was Good Newwz co-starring Kareena Kapoor. He has films such as Bachchan Pandey, Bell Bottom, Laxmmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj and Atrangi Re in making for this and the next year.

Posted By: Talib Khan