By earning Rs 444 crore during June 2018 – June 2019, Akshay Kumar becomes the only Indian to feature in the Forbes’ Highest Paid Celebrity 2019 list.
It is a moment of pride for India as Khiladi Kumar makes it to the list of highest-paid celebrities across the world. He ranks 35th in the list that is topped by the songstress, Taylor Swift. The Forbes list includes the likes of Rihanna, Bradley Cooper, Jackie Chan, and Scarlett Johansson.
The magazine called Akshay Kumar the ‘Highest Paid Bollywood celebrity’ with earnings of 30-35 crores per film. His total earnings summed up to Rs 444 crores in a time period of June’18-June’19.
His income comes from a line-up of great movies in the last year and some 20 odd big brand endorsements throughout the year. Akshay has been making big money for the last 5-7 years.
Interestingly, Akshay Kumar has a couple of big-budget entertainment flicks lined in 2019. He will next be seen in Jagan Shakti’s Mission Mangal, Farhad Samji’s Housefull 4, Raj Mehta’s Good News, Raghava Lawrence’s Laxmmi Bomb and Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi. All of which, will be likely be highly entertaining given his excellent comic timing and screen presence.
Right now, he’s busy promoting his upcoming real-life based story of underdogs who took India to Mars, Mission Mangal. He is seen essaying the role of senior scientist, Rakesh Dhawan who leads the mission.
The star cast also includes Sonakshi Sinha, Vidhya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nitya Menon and Kirti Kulhari as member of the mission.
Talking about the film, Akshay tweeted, “I did Mission Mangal especially for my daughter and children her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India’s mission to Mars”. He hoped that the film “will inspire as much as it will entertain”. The film will hit theatres on 15 August 2019.