Akshay Kumar has emerged as the seventh highest-paid actor in the world by earning $40.5 million in 2018, according to Forbes magazine.
The “Gold” actor is closely followed by his contemporary Salman Khan in the ninth place, raking in $38.5 million.
Kumar and Khan are the only two Bollywood actors to make it to the top 10 highest-paid actors list, compiled by the publication.
Kumar, who came in 10th last year, upped his game by $3 million.
Khan stayed at his ninth rank, but with an increase of $1.5 million this year.
Shah Rukh Khan, who was at the eighth spot on the 2017 list, did not find a place in 2018.
The list has been topped by Hollywood star George Clooney, who scored a career-high pre-tax paycheque of USD 239 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.
Clooney was followed by Dwayne Johnson, who banked $124 million pretax to rank.
“Avengers: Infinity War” star Robert Downey Jr, earned $81 million to book the third place. His co-star, Chris Hemsworth came in at number four with $64.5 million earnings.
The combined earnings of world’s 10 highest-paid actors come at a total $748.5 million between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, before fees and taxes – USD
The figure overshadows the salaries of the world’s highest-paid actresses, who earned a cumulative of $186 million in the same scoring period. Scarlett Johansson topped the list with $40.5 million – the exact amount pocketed by Kumar in the actor’s list.
International action star Jackie Chan came in fifth 45.5 million and Will Smith followed in at number six with $42 million.
Adam Sandler and “Infinity War” star Chris Evans were in eighth and tenth positions with $39.5 million and $34 million respectively.
Last year’s numero uno, “Transformers” actor Mark Wahlberg, did not make it to the list.