Akshay Kumar, known as the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood, knows a thing or two not just about the business of films, giving one superhit after another, but also about the art of business.
The ‘Bell Bottom’ star, who turns 54 today, has a fortune pegged at $48.5 million, as per reports. He was the only Indian actor to find a spot on the magazine’s highest-paid actors in the world list in 2020, led by Dwayne Johnson. Kumar stood at the 6th spot ahead of celebrities like Will Smith and Jackie Chan. He also found a spot on the publication’s highest-paid celebrities list, where the only Indian ahead of him was Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
According to media reports, Kumar – who is Bollywood’s highest-paid star – charges over Rs 120 crore for a film, but despite that, a major source of his income comes from (his over 36) brand endorsements.
It’s not just what the star does in front of the screen (he is also gearing up for his first digital show ‘The End’ for Amazon Prime) that adds to the bank, but also Kumar’s various business investments. Here’s a look at where the actor chooses to invest his money.
This film, which is being bankrolled by Jackky Bhagnani, Vashu Bhagnani, and Honey Bhagnani’s Pooja Films, marks Ranjit and Akshay’s latest collaboration after Bell Bottom. Apart from this Production No.41, tentatively titled as Cinderella, Akshay will also be seen in Aanand L. Rai’s Atrangi Re alongside Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan, Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey, RakshaBandhan, and Ram Setu among others.