Shah Rukh Khan is the highest paid actor in the film industry as per the latest richest Bollywood list by the prestigious Forbes magazine.
The two actresses who have been able to make to the list are Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
Though Shah Rukh Khan got a lukewarm response to his latest films, he has left his contemporaries Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan behind, because of his endorsement deals and profitable productions helmed by his banner Red Chillies Entertainment.
As per the Forbes magazine the actor made $38 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before fees and taxes, reports forbes.com.
Salman Khan is at the 2nd spot with 37 million dollars.
Akshay Kumar is at the 2nd position with earnings of $35.5 million, with his hit films like “Rustom”, “Jolly LLB 2”, “Naam Shabana” and “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”.
Deepika ranks sixth in the list with earnings of $11 million, while Priyanka shares the seventh spot with Deepika’s beau Ranveer Singh, with earnings of $10 billion. Both actresses have made their Hollywood debuts.
Actor Hrithik Roshan has rounded off the top five with earnings of $11.5 million. Hrithik’s 2016 film “Mohenjo Daro” bombed at the box office, however, the actor bounced back with “Kaabil” in 2017.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan ($9 million) and actor Ranbir Kapoor ($8.5 million) have been ranked ninth and 10th in the list, reports forbes.com.