Akshay Kumar only Indian in Forbes 2020 highest paid celebs list

Forbes has released the list of world's highest-paid celebrities. Akshay Kumar is the only Indian celebrity to grab a spot on the list. The actor is on the 52nd position with earnings of $48.5 million from June 2019 till May 2020.

The list is topped by 22-year-old entrepreneur Kylie Jenner, who has earnings of $590 million. The third spot is bagged by rapper Kanye West, who is related to Kylie. He earned $170 million from June 2019 till May 2020.

Other celebrities who feature in the list in the top-10 spots include Roger Federer, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, actor and comedian Tyler Perry, footballer Neymar, television host Howard Stern and American basketball player LeBron James.

Actor Dwayne Johnson is at the 11th spot with $87.5 million earnings.

Coming back to Akshay Kumar, the 52-year-old actor was the fourth highest-paid actor in the world. He earned a staggering $65 million (around Rs 466 crore) between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019.

While Akshay Kumar is the highest-paid actor in Bollywood, he is also among the celebrities making huge donations to help people in need. Recently, he donated Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund for Covid-19 relief.

He provided monetary help of Rs 3 crore to Mumbai's municipal corporation for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Rs 2 crore to Mumbai Police Foundation.


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