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Forbes magazine has released the much awaited list of highest paid actors in the world. Three Bollywood actors - Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar - are in the list of top 10 highest paid actors. Mark Wahlberg is the highest-paid actor of 2017 banking $68 million in 12 month scoring period.
Men continue to earn more than their female counterparts by a huge margin. Last week, the magazine announced La La Land and Oscar winner Emma Stone as the world's highest paid actress with an estimated 2017 take of $26 million.
Here is the top 10 list of world’s highest paid actors of 2017.
1. Mark Wahlberg
The former rapper-turned-actor is Hollywood's highest-paid leading man, earning $68 million this year. His movies such as Transformers: The Last Knight and Daddy’s Home 2 have grossed $5.3 billion worldwide.
2. Dwayne Johnson
The rapper-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, known as 'The Rock' is at second place, with estimated 2017 earnings of $65 million. The former wrestler-turned-actor now charges eight figures for films like "Baywatch" and "Jumanji," and as per reports, his role on HBO's "Ballers" is also well-paid.
3. Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel’s eight installment of Fast and Furious franchise has become the highest grossing movie of 2017, topping $.2 billion at the global box-office. Diesel is the founder of the multiple production companies such as One Race Films, Racetrack Records and Tigon Studios.
4. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler has made huge earnings from his four movies for the streaming service. The actor is known as the ‘Donald Trump of Hollywood’ because he has $250 million deal with Netflix and grabbed the place in world’s highest paid actors 2017.
5. Jackie Chan
Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan got the fifth position on the list with $49 million earnings this year. Chan is a prolific actor and producer in the rapidly increasing Chinese entertainment market.
6. Robert Downey, Jr.
Number six went to Robert Downey, Jr. with $48 million. Downey had topped the Forbes list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors, making an estimated $80 million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015.
7. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise landed in the number seven spot and earned an estimated $43million in the last 12 months, according to Forbes magazine. The 50-year-old actor is currently busy with his upcoming biographical crime film and is set to release on September 7, 2017.
8. Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood King Shah Rukh has become highest paid Indian actor at number eight in the Forbes list. Raees actor’s earnings have risen from $33 million in 2016 to $38 million in 2017. SRK is giving his 100 percent to the film and is not too bothered much about the critics.
9. Salman Khan
Another Khan of Bollywood, Salman Khan is at the ninth place and took home $37 million this year- more than the $28.5 million which he had made in 2016. Salman made decent earnings for Tubelight and is also the anchor of famous reality show Big Boss.
10. Akshay Kumar
The top 10 list of highest paid actors completes at Akshay Kumar with $35.5 million earnings. Forbes has called as "king of Bollywood box office for over a quarter of century". Kumar’s latest film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, was released two weeks ago and also joined the Rs. 100 crore club.
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