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Shah Rukh declared world’s second richest actor

NEW DELHI: Wealth-X's Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List on Thursday declared Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan as world’s second richest actor.

Khan, who was the only Indian actor in the top 10 combined rich list of Bollywood and Hollywood stars. Khan was found to be richer than Hollywood giants like Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood or Adam Sandler.

Wealth X said "Khan is estimated to be worth $600 million. Immensely popular around the globe as well as in his home country, India, Khan is also a producer, TV host, co-owner of an Indian cricket club and a philanthropist.

Reuters adds: With an estimated net worth of US$820 million, comedian Jerry Seinfeld is laughing all the way to the bank. The 60-year-old entertainment icon emerged as the wealthiest actor on a Wealth-X Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List released today.

To compile the list, Wealth-X identified the wealthiest TV and movie actors from the US and India. The combined personal fortunes of the stars on the list total US$4.68 billion.

The co-founder of the eponymous TV comedy "about nothing" significantly increased his fortune through off-network syndication deals for "Seinfeld," giving him at least US$400 million in the fifth syndication agreement last year. He has also acted in numerous films, including the animated feature "Bee Movie."

Taking the second spot – and the only Bollywood actor on Wealth-X's top 10 list – is movie star Shah Rukh Khan, who is estimated to be worth US$600 million. Immensely popular around the globe as well as in his home country, India, where he is referred to in the media as "Badshah of Bollywood" or "King of Bollywood," Khan is also a producer, TV host, co-owner of an Indian cricket club and a philanthropist. He has appeared in more than 50 Bollywood films and is a regular at the annual Cannes Film Festival.

Below are the top 5 wealthiest actors on the Wealth-X list:

Rank

Name

Estimated Net Worth*

1

Jerry Seinfeld

820

2

Shah Rukh Khan

600

3

Tom Cruise

480

4

Tyler Perry

450

5

Johnny Depp

450

* in US$

Several Academy Award winners are featured on the list, including three-time Oscar winnerJack Nicholson, who has a net worth of US$400 million, which puts the 77-year-old actor in 7th spot. Tom Hanks, who won best actor Oscars for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," is in 8th place with a personal fortune of US$390 million.

Clint Eastwood, who at 84 is the oldest actor on the Rich List, has an estimated personal fortune of US$370 million, making him the 9th wealthiest actor on the list.

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