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    With $48.5 mn, Akshay Kumar 6th highest-paid male actor; Dwayne Johnson leads the list

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    Kumar is the only Bollywood star in the top 10.

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    Most of Kumar's income came from product endorsements; Johnson earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020.
    LOS ANGELES: Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world's highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine on Tuesday.

    Johnson, also known by his ring name 'The Rock', earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, Forbes said, including $23.5 million from Netflix Inc to star in movie thriller "Red Notice." He also benefited from his 'Project Rock' fitness wear line for Under Armour Inc.

    Ryan Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in "Red Notice," came in second in the Forbes ranking of male stars. He earned $20 million for that film, plus another $20 million for Netflix movie "Six Underground," the magazine said, part of his $71.5 million total for the one-year period.
    ​Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in 'Red Notice', is at the second spot on the list.Getty Images
    Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in 'Red Notice', is at the second spot on the list.

    Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, star of Netflix action comedy "Spenser Confidential," finished third with $58 million. Next on the list were actors Ben Affleck with $55 million and Vin Diesel with $54 million.

    Akshay Kumar, the only Bollywood star in the top 10, landed in sixth place with earnings of $48.5 million. Most of his income came from product endorsements, Forbes said.

    Rounding out the list were "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actors Will Smith and Adam Sandler, and martial-arts star Jackie Chan.

    The figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and lawyers, Forbes said.

    The magazine releases a separate list of highest-paid actresses.

    From 'Mission Mangal' To '2.0', Akshay Kumar Movies That Entered The Rs 100-Crore Club

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    Raking The Moolah

    Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who became 2019's fourth highest-paid actor in the world according to Forbes, is winning hearts with his performance in 'Mission Mangal'.

    Apart from his highest grossing film so far, the other movies have kept the cash registers ringing for the past few years.

    From 'Kesari' to 'Housefull' series, 12 of Kumar's movies have entered the Rs 100-crore club, and taken the box office by storm.

    On his 52nd birthday, here's a look at the blockbusters by Khiladi of Bollywood.


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