Our very own King of Romance, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has made his place in yet another prestigious list. The Forbes List of the 100 Highest Paid Celebrities of 2016 has recently been revealed and to our surprise, Shah Rukh Khan has beaten some of the top Hollywood celebrities in the race and grabbed an impressive 86th position with total earnings of $33 million. In fact, King Khan has even surpassed Hollywood star Brad Pitt who stands at the 94th position.
Interestingly, there are two Bollywood celebrities who have made it to this significant list this year. Along with Shah Rukh Khan, Khiladi Kumar has also grabbed a spot on the list. Apparently, Akshay has slipped down from his 76th rank of 2015 and shares the 94th position with Brad Pitt this year. Kumar and Pitt, both have earned a roundabout of $31.5 million each.
A spokesperson from Forbes revealed that since King Khan continues to woo the Indian audiences with his romance, he earns an approximate multi-million dollar fee on the front end and a portion of the profits because of his extra efforts. Also known as the King of Endorsements, Mr. Khan has a number of reputed brand endorsements to his name. The source also exclaimed that half of the brands endorsed by the superstar are not even familiar to the average American!
The Forbes List of the 100 Highest Paid Celebrities of 2016 has been topped by the international pop singing sensation, Taylor Swift. The diva has earned a whopping amount of $170 million in the span of a single year! The list also consists of some big international names like star footballers Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and famous socialite, Kim Kardashian.
With the constant rise in the fees of our B-town celebrities, we surely hope to see a greater number of Bollywood names on the Forbes list of 2017.