This Bollywood Star Is Richer Than Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Combined

This Bollywood Star Is Richer Than Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Combined
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None of the MCU's biggest names made it into the top 8 richest actors, according to World of Statistics.

The recently released World of Statistics report came with some interesting facts. The popular Twitter account, which is followed by more than a million users, published statistics showing the top 8 richest actors in the world. And some of the names in the list might be surprising.

The American-dominated list includes two foreign actors, Shah Rukh Khan and Jackie Chan, worth $770 million and $520 million respectively.

And while Chan's sixth place in the top 8 richest actors is not surprising as audiences in the US know and love him from many hit Hollywood projects such as Rumble in the Bronx and Rush Hour, Shah Rukh Khan's name is much less familiar to those who prefer Western cinematography to Bollywood films.

Khan came in fourth behind Jerry Seinfeld and Tyler Perry, who both have an estimated net worth of $1 billion, and wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, who is worth $800 million.

Most surprisingly, the Indian actor beat Hollywood's king of stunts, Tom Cruise, who has a net worth of $620 million. George Clooney and Robert De Niro rounded out the top 8 richest actors with $500 million each.

Here's the list of richest actors in the world, according to World of Statistics:

  1. Jerry Seinfeld: $1 Billion
  2. Tyler Perry: $1 Billion
  3. Dwayne Johnson: $800 million
  4. Shah Rukh Khan: $770 million
  5. Tom Cruise: $620 million
  6. Jackie Chan: $520 million
  7. George Clooney: $500 million
  8. Robert De Niro: $500 million

Although less known to Western audiences, Shah Rukh Khan is probably the most iconic name in Bollywood. The actor has cemented his status as the King of Bollywood throughout his more than a three-decade career as an actor and film producer.

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Khan has starred in over 80 films, won numerous awards, and garnered endless praise from critics and audiences. The star's large fan base in Asia and among the Indian diaspora worldwide can be attributed to his films, which explore themes of Indian national identity, diasporic ties, and inequalities related to gender, race, class, and religion.

Despite Shah Rukh Khan not appearing in any films from 2018 to 2023, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic in India, and talk of the deteriorating quality of his films, the star made an epic comeback this year. His huge fan base welcomed his new action thriller Pathan last week.

The film was highly praised by audiences and critics alike and broke several box office records, becoming the highest-grossing film of Khan's career and making the King of Bollywood even richer.