The Forbes Magazine’s annual list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities includes names of bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, as well as India cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni …reports Asian Lite News.
Forbes Magazine rankings reveal that Big B and Salman come in at 71st place with earnings of just over £21 million whilst Akshay Kumar recognised as a smart entrepreneur and a hard working actor was ranked 76th with just under £21 million.
Dhoni is ranked 82nd with £19.7 million.
Forbes this year compiled the rankings regardless of nationality. Previously it would recognise celebrities from the West.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather who made more than £200 million on the back of his “fight of the century” with Manny Pacquiao came in at second place with more than £110 million.
Some critics however have questioned Forbes methodology while they welcome its “international” outlook, after Shah Rukh Khan – who is said to be the world’s second wealthiest actor did not feature on the list.