They knock out the likes of Hollywood giants Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio.
Three Bollywood superstars rocked into the top 10 of the Forbes ‘World’s Highest-Paid Actors 2015’ list.
This is the first time ever Indian actors have made the list, beating heavyweight A-list Hollywood contemporaries in the process.
Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan both share 7th position, having each earned £21.6m ($33.5).
Just below the Big B and Sallu Bhai sits the loveable ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar with £21.4m ($32.5m) in 9th place, fending off Mark Wahlberg.
They knock out the likes of Hollywood giants Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio.
Bollywood movies earn a lot less than Hollywood blockbusters but Indian actors continue to profit from movie rights to TV satellite channels like B4U and Sony on top of multiple endorsements.
Bachchan, 72, for example on top of the success of Boothnath Returns (2014) has endorsed big brands like Pepsi and ICICI Bank.
He’s a very busy man also hosting India’s version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? entitled Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).
Salman is hot off the back of Kick (2014) and Jai Ho (2014) as well as hosting Big Boss (India’s version of Big Brother) in whilst Akshay earns top dollar by sticking to his gruelling schedule.
Kumar churns out four movies a year with Entertainment (2014) and Holiday (2014) being recent successes.
Here is the top 10 of the Forbes Worlds Highest paid Actors 2015:
1. Robert Downey Jr – £51.6m ($80m)
2. Jackie Chan – £32m ($50m)
3. Vin Diesel – £30m ($47m)
4. Bradley Coooper – £26.7m ($41.5m)
5. Adam Sandler – £26.4m ($41m)
6. Tom Cruise – £25.8m ($40m)
7. Amitabh Bachchan – £21.6m ($33.5m)
7. Salman Khan – £21.6m ($33.5m)
9. Akshay Kumar – £21.4m ($32.5m)
10. Mark Wahlberg – £20.6m ($32m)
Hollywood firmly holds first place with ‘Iron Man’ Robert Downey Jr. topping the list for the third time running, earning £51.6m ($80m).
Jackie Chan remains the only other non American actor cashing in on his popularity with the Chinese market.
Congratulations to our Bollywood stars for making the list and DESIblitz awaits to see who makes it into the list for 2016.