Mumbai: Akshay Kumar is the only Bollywood actor to feature in top 10 of Forbes’ list of highest paid actors for the year 2020. The list, released by the magazine on Tuesday, has Akshay Kumar at the 6th spot with his earnings of $48.5 million. As per Forbes, most of the actor’s income came from product endorsements. Akshay Kumar is currently in the UK, shooting for his upcoming film Bell Bottom. The film stars Vaani Kapoor as the female lead. Akshay’s Laxmmi Bomb is scheduled to release on Disney+Hotstar.
Meanwhile, wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson retained his top slot on the Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid male actors for the second straight year.
Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, Forbes said, including $23.5 million to star in Red Notice, that released on OTT. He also benefited from his Project Rock fitness wear line for Under Armour Inc.
Johnson’s Red Notice co-star Ryan Reynolds came in second in the Forbes ranking of male stars. He earned $20 million for that film, plus another $20 million for the film Six Underground, the magazine said, part of his $71.5 million total for the one-year period.
Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, star of the film Spenser Confidential, finished third with $58 million. Next on the list were actors Ben Affleck with $55 million and Vin Diesel with $54 million.
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.