Akshay Kumar


Image: Vikas Khot

At a Glance

Profession Actor
Source of earnings Films, Endorsements
Career High Point Was the only Indian to be on the Forbes US list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2019. He ranked 33 with $65 million in earnings
Number of times on list since 2017 3
Earnings 2019
(In Rs crore)
Three-year Snapshot

#2 Celeb 100 Rank 2019

#3 Celeb 100 Rank 2018
#4 Celeb 100 Rank 2017

Akshay Kumar has dominated 2019 with multiple releases, and is breaking several records at the box office. His recent release, Housefull 4, became the sixth-highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2019 with worldwide gross collection of Rs 278.78 crore. His previous releases this year, Kesari and Mission Mangal, collected Rs 151.87 crore and Rs 192.67 crore respectively. Kumar's dominance at the box office this year is said to be his career-best. A significant chunk of his earnings also comes from brand endorsements. Currently, he endorses more than 20 top brands across categories.

2019 Celebrity 100


Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Salman Khan slipped from the top position on the list to number three. He had only one movie release—Bharat—this year.


Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has moved further up the ranks, making it to the top five with a successful season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.


MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is steady at No 5 because of his brand endorsements.

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