CNN declares Salman Khan one of the world’s biggest superstar (s) and richest actors
American basic cable and satellite television news channel CNN (Cable News Network) has described Salman Khan as “one of the world’s biggest superstar (s)” The term is given to him on the grounds of his many similarities with world’s three biggest movie stars – Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Charlie Sheen. And considering his humongous popularity and insane fan following all over the world.
CNN wrote, “The easiest way to describe Salman Khan to American audiences: Think Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Charlie Sheen all rolled into one.
Like Cruise, Khan burst onto the movie scene in the 1980s with matinee idol good looks. And went on to become a hunky major action star.
He has long been a bachelor, much like Clooney was before he married human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin. Also has had a string of high profile relationships.
And like Sheen, he’s had a reputation as a bad boy — albeit a now reformed one.”
Salman Khan is more popular than Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Charlie Sheen: CNN
CNN even thinks that when it comes to popularity, even Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Charlie Sheen is nowhere to Salman Khan. As CNN described, “But in sheer numbers, those three actors don’t compare to the popularity of Khan who is considered one of Bollywood’s most bankable actors and one of the world’s biggest superstar (s). While Hollywood struggles to get its numbers up at the box office these days, Bollywood enjoys success and popularity across Asia, Africa, Europe, the U.S. and Canada from millions of fans who flock to theaters and purchase DVDs of their favorite stars.”
Global biggest superstar Salman Khan
Over the years, Salman Khan has proved he is one of the most bankable actors and one of the world’s biggest superstar (s).
1. In 2004 Salman Khan ranked as the 7th Best looking man in the world by People Magazine of the USA. And even at the age of 51, he voted as the 6th most handsome man of the world.
2. In 2008 his lifelike wax statue installed in London’s Madame Tussauds Museum. And in 2012 in New York’s Madame Tussauds Museum. His wax statue is one of the most photographed wax statues over the world.
3. He regularly features in Forbes’ highest paid celebrity list. Salman Khan ranked seventh in Forbes’s first global list of highest-paid actors in the world. With earnings of US$33.5 million, which was higher than such Hollywood actors as Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Salman is also the only actor to collect over ₹5.00 billion (US$78 million) domestic net in a single year in India.
4. He frequently features in listings of the most influential people in Indian culture. And in 2015 he ranked ahead of US President Barack Obama in the list of The Most Admired Personalities of India.
5. In 2015, a leading magazine declared him “The Most Attractive Personality” in India.
Worldwide popularity of biggest superstar Salman Khan
6. Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone and Emmy Award winning director Cary Fukunaga praised Salman for his work. Many foreign celebs including Jackie Chan met him in person. Stars like Will Smith, Paris Hinton and Stallone share a close rapport with Salman. Stallone even desires to do an action film with this Indian actor.
7. Besides endorsing several international brands, Salman Khan signed a 500 Crore deal with Star India in 2013. And in 2016 a 1000 Crore deal with the same channel, both are highest for any Indian celebrity. In 2017, Amazon signed an approx 850 Crore deal with him. Amazon cited as “one of the biggest star deals to have ever been done in the world.”
8. In 2017, the Oscars invited Salman to join the Academy.
9. Salman recently featured in the list of world’s most viewed Wikipedia pages for December 1, 2007 – June 30, 2017.