10. Deepika Padukone
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Deepika Padukone’s $10 million year broke records for Indian actresses.
Without even starring in any movies in 2016, this Indian actress earned a $10 million paycheck. This ranks her as the tenth highest paid actress for the year and makes her the first Indian woman to ever celebrate a spot on the coveted list.
Since this is her first year with such an impressive paycheck, her overall net worth is only about $25 million, but this is probably only the beginning of a long career for the actress and model. She will appear with Vin Diesel in 2017’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage as well as the Bollywood films Raabta and Padmavati. The average American net worth the same age as Padukone is only $6,682.
Kumar Akshay ranked at number ten on the list of highest paid actors and he earned $31.5 million. In India, women typically earn 56 percent of what their male counterparts make, but Padukone made only about 33 percent as much as Akshay for her work.