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Akshay Kumar beats Jackie Chan, Chris Evans on Forbes World's Highest-Paid Actors list


The actor is ranked behind Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, and Robert Downey Jr in the rankings. 

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The consistency of Akshay Kumar's performances at the box-office has not only caught the attention of number crunchers in India but also internationally. The actor has been ranked at fourth spot on Forbes's latest list of World's Highest-Paid Actors.

In the list, Kumar finishes just behind Dwayne Johnson and the Avengers duo of Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr who captured the top three spots respectively.

Akshay Kumar's annual earnings between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2019 (the period for the survey) has been tagged at $65 million (Rs466 crore). This puts Akshay above the likes of Jackie Chan ($58 million), Bradley Cooper ($57 million) and Chris Evans ($43.5 million). 

The survey by Forbes.com is based on earnings estimates by Nielsen, ComScore, BoxOfficeMojo.com, and IMDB as well as interviews with industry insiders, according to the site.

Kumar has recently enjoyed another impressive performance at the box-office with Mission Mangal (2019). The ensemble drama managed to cross the Rs100 crore mark in five days

The actor also has a busy schedule ahead with Housefull 4 (2019) and Good News (2019) and set for release later this year, as well as Bachchan Pandey (2020), Sooryavanshi (2020) set for release next year.