Who Is India's Wealthiest Actor in 2020?

Author:
Publish date:
Video Duration:
15

Akshay Kumar is the only Indian to appear in Forbes 2020 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities

Kumar, 52, beat high profile celebrities like Will Smith, Rihanna, Conor McGregor, Tom Brady and others to secure the 52nd spot with $48.5 million.

He is one of the most bankable actors in Hindi movie industry, which is why in 2019, even Amazon  (AMZN) - Get Report roped in Kumar to star in Amazon Prime original series "The End."

Amazon Prime has been aggressively investing producing Indian original content ever since it has entered the Indian market in 2017. It's worth noting that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited India in January where he announced that the e-commerce giant is investing $1 billion in India.

Amazon Prime is reportedly paying $10 million to Kumar for the series. Kumar, who has acted in more than 100 films, will be making his digital debut with the series.

Streaming services like Netflix  (NFLX) - Get Report, Disney's  Hotstar and Amazon Prime are competing with one another to grab the market share of the world's second most populous country. 

In December Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings announced that Netflix is investing $400 million in Indian content over two years.

The fight over producing Indian original content has yielded big bucks for Indian celebrities like Kumar. Kumar, who started his career in 1991, is often quoted saying he got into movie to make money. 

"Honestly, the only thing which brought me to the (movie) industry was only money. I just came here to earn money," said Kumar, in an interview with the Times of India.

Watch More of the Latest Videos from TheStreet and Jim Cramer