Forbes described him as the highest paid actor from India and the most philanthropic of them all. Who are we talking about? Why, our very own Khiladi - Akshay Kumar!
And not just that he is also the only Indian celebrity to have made it to the Forbes 2020 List Of 100 Highest-Paid Celebs! Kumar had also made it to the list the previous year. He was listed at 33, while this year he stands at 52 with his whopping $48.5 million earning.
He made it to the list over Hollywood stars like Will Smith and Angelina Jolie ranking at 69 and 99 respectively. He even surpassed music stars like Jenifer Lopez, Rihanna and Katy Perry in this global list.
Kumar has been well acclaimed by the Forbes list due to his contributions to various causes this last year for the coronavirus pandemic. He donated nearly $4.5 Million to the cause in the past few months to help India battle this war against the virus. The Forbes list also took note of his upcoming big projects like Bachchan Pandey and Bell Bottom, which are much-awaited films in the upcoming year in India.
Last year he delivered many big hits like Mission Mangal, Kesari, Good Newwz and Housefull 4. He has come a long way from being listed at number 72 in 2018 to 52 this year.
Indians are eagerly waiting for many of his upcoming films like Laxmmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj and Atrangi Re which are in the pipeline for release. Surely the next few years are going to be big for this high paid B-Town actor.
Congratulations to the big man on his Forbes listing and big hits! Here’s to many more years of the Khiladi magic on screen.