Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan said to be richer than Tom Cruise

Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan attends the Colors IAA Awards and after party in Mumbai on March 1, 2014. Khan is the world's second-richest actor with a fortune of US$600 million (S$752 million), according to a survey. -- PHOTO: AFP
Indian Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan attends the Colors IAA Awards and after party in Mumbai on March 1, 2014. Khan is the world's second-richest actor with a fortune of US$600 million (S$752 million), according to a survey. -- PHOTO: AFP

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is the world's second-richest actor with a fortune of US$600 million (S$752 million), according to a survey.

He was beaten to the top spot by comic Jerry Seinfeld, 60, on a Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List released on Wednesday by Wealth-X, a Singapore-based wealth research firm. The survey estimated Seinfeld's fortune at US$820 million.

The company says Seinfeld's wealth increased with network syndication deals for his sitcom Seinfeld, giving him at least US$400 million in the fifth syndication agreement last year.

Khan, 48, has acted in more than 50 Bollywood films. His wealth also comes from his roles as a producer, TV host and co-owner of an Indian cricket club.

Hollywood star Tom Cruise, 51, is ranked third with US$480 million, while Tyler Perry, 44, and Johnny Depp, 50, each with US$450 million, are at No. 4 and 5. Also in the top 10 are Jack Nicholson, 77, Clint Eastwood, 83, and Tom Hanks, 57.

Wealth-X says it surveyed the wealthiest TV and movie actors from the United States and India. The combined personal fortunes of the stars on the list totalled US$4.68 billion.

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