Popular magazine Forbes’s just released the list of highest-paid actors 2019. This list was compiled based on the actor’s total film revenue for the period of June 2018 to June 2019. Baywatch Star Dwayne Rock Johnson occupied the topmost position with total earnings of $89.4 million. Surprisingly Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar secured the fourth rank with a sum of $65 million and he was the only Bollywood Actor to make it to the list.
Akshay Kumar and Jackie Chan were the only two exceptions in this list. Only these two stars are non-native to the US.
And unlike Jackie Chan, Akshay made it to this list while working in homeland only i.e. India. As Jackie Chan is a well-known name in Hollywood and his income includes earnings from Hollywood too.
Below is the list of the 10 highest-paid actors of 2019 as per Forbes’s magazine along with their revenue from film source.
Dwayne Johnson: Actor/Producer: USD 89.4 Million
Chris Hemsworth : Actor: USD 76.4 Million
Robert Downey Jr : Actor: USD 66 Million
Akshay Kumar: Actor/Singer/Producer: USD 65 Million
Jackie Chan: Actor/Director/Producer: USD 58 Million
Bradley Cooper: Actor/Producer/Director: USD 57 Million
Adam Sandler: Actor/Producer: USD 57 Million
Chris Evans: Actor: USD 43.5 Million
Paul Rudd: Actor: USD 41 Million
Will Smith: Actor/Producer: USD 35 Million
While this achievement of Akshay must have made every Indian proud. As he did not get to this level, with the help of Nepotism. He is the first person in his family to take up acting as a career. Akshay Kumar aka Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, on his way to this success, has done a lot of jobs like cooking food as a chef, doing dangerous stunts in films. He is also a martial artist and trained in Taekwondo.
Just recently, he made it big on the silver screen with Mission Mangal, a movie inspired from the real-life achievements of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation).