Forbes list of the world's highest-paid actors 2015: See how much they earned

8 August 2015 / 1 year 2 months ago

Jackie Chan and three other Asian actors hit the top 10 list for Forbes's ranking of The World's Highest-Paid Actors for the first time.

This is also the first time Forbes have included actors from outside the US movie industry.

International star Jackie Chan is the richest Asian actor and second richest on the Forbes list with a pay of US$50 million (S$68.94 million).

The versatile actor of who executes his own dangerous stunts in action movies such as Rush Hour, Dragon Blade (and let's face it, almost every film he has starred in), has found success in both East and West productions.

Chan first entered Hong Kong's entertainment industry at five years old.

At the start of his career, Chan was a stuntman in Bruce Lee's films and the experience gave him the edge to brand himself as a comedic kung-fu artiste.

Chan also co-owns film production and distribution companies such as JCE Movies Limited, JC Group China, Jackie & Wille Productions and Jackie & JJ Productions.

Amitabh Bachchan, who is the second richest Asian actor and seventh on the Forbes list, commands a pay of US$33.5 million.

The Bollywood leading man has starred in more than 180 movies in his 50-year-long career, reports AsiaOne.

Bachchan was honoured by the Government of India and France for his contributions to the arts and cinema.

The veteran actor also made his Hollywood debut in 2013 with The Great Gatsby, where he played a non-Indian Jewish character, Meyer Wolfsheim.

Coming in next is Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan. Khan has starred in about 80 films since his 1989 breakout role in "Maine Pyar Kiya".

According to Business of Cinema, Khan is on a "record breaking spree", with his latest film Bajrangi Bhaijaan crossing the 250 million-rupee mark (S$5.4 million) at the box office.

The actor, who is eighth on the Forbes list, is paid about US$33.5 million. His reputation off screen however, has taken a huge hit of late.

In May, Khan was sentenced to five years imprisonment for a 2002 hit-an-run car incident which killed a homeless man.

Most recently, the court has suspended his sentence while he appeals his conviction.

The fourth highest paid Asian actor and ninth richest on the Forbes list is Akshay Kumar.

The Bollywood superstar of "Khiladi" and "Dare 2 Dance" fame films an average of four movies a year, according to Forbes. Kumar may have been in the industry for about 24 years but the fitness buff makes sure he remains on top of his game.

The karate fanatic was awarded the highest Japanese honour of "Katana" and a sixth degree black belt in Kuyukai Gōjū-ryū karate.

In 2010, Kumar was also selected as India's representative for the Winter Olympics torch-bearer rally in Canada.

Browse through the gallery to see how much the actors made. 

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