With a host of films in 2017, Akshay Kumar makes it to World's 100 highest paid entertainers

Akshay Kumar has found a place in the renowned list of Forbes World’s 100 highest paid entertainers, thanks to his films which released in 2017.

Akshay Kumar With a host of films in 2017, Akshay Kumar makes it to World's 100 highest paid entertainers Source : Press

Like every year, Forbes has announced the list of 100 highest paid entertainers this year too and much to our surprise Shah Rukh Khan has failed to make it to the list this year.

By the way, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have found a place in the list. Akshay Kumar is on the 76th spot - tied with Scarlett Johansson -- in the 2018 top 100 list with earnings of Rs 270 crore ($40.5 million) this year.

While Salman Khan is on the 82nd spot with the earnings of Rs 251 crore ($37.7 million). With these, the two superstars have joined the bandwagon of International actors like Dwayne Johnson and George Clooney.

The leading magazine describes Akshay Kumar as "who has transitioned to socially-conscious roles, such as 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,' a comedy supporting government campaigns to improve sanitation, and 'Padman,' about a guy hoping to provide inexpensive sanitary pads to rural communities. He still mints millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready."

Well, the year 2017 proved very much successful to Akshay Kumar. He added three more films in his Filmography in the form of Padman, Jolly LLB 2 and Naam Shabana.

While Padman appealed to the classes as well as the masses, the other two films were loved by the audience too.

Every year Forbes releases the list and ranks the "global celebrities using their pretax earnings from June 1, 2017 till June 1, 2018, before accounting for manager fees, lawyers and agents. The figures taken into consideration have been shared by Nielsen, Pollstar, IMDB, SoundScan, NPD BookScan and ComScore, including interviews with industry experts and many of the stars themselves" quoted a leading daily.

Congratulations Akshay and Salman!