Shah Rukh Khan’s earning estimate appears in Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list of the World’s Highest-Earning Entertainers. The actor joins musicians and athletes such as pop star Taylor Swift, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and model Gisele Bundchen on our ranking of top-earning celebrities.
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Name: Shah Rukh Khan
Residence: Mumbai, India
Earnings: $33 million
Shah Rukh Khan banked $33 million–more than Robert Downey Jr. and Brad Pitt–to be the highest-earning star from Bollywood. He made $1.5 million more than fellow Indian leading man Akshay Kumar, who banked an estimated $31.5 million. One of the country’s biggest stars, Khan continues to rule Bollywood’s box office with the lead role in hit Dilwale and many others, earning multimillion-dollar upfront fees and a cut of the back-end for his efforts. He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of. One of 37 international stars on the ranking, Khan ranked No. 86 on the overall list.