Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Salman Khan tops in Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Salman Khan tops in Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Bajrangi Bhaijaan of Bollywood, Salman Khan has topped Forbes India's 2018 list of richest Indian celebrities with earnings amounting to INR253.25 crore.

Deepika Padukone is the first woman celebrity who is in the top 5 with earnings of Rs 112.8 crore.

At No. 4 in the celebrity list, Deepika is the highest earning woman celebrity while co-actor Ranveer Singh is four places behind at No. 8 spot.

Surprisingly, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has not managed to grab a slot in top 10 and is at number 13 followed by Rajinikanth at number 14.

Virat Kohli's earnings have been recorded at Rs 228.09 crore while Akshay's earnings are at 185 crore. Nayantara in the only woman from south India to make it to the 100's list of Forbes' richest Indian celebrity.

The ranking period ran between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018.

Hardik Pandya turned out to be a huge gainer on the list of sportspersons, as he bagged Rs 28.46 crores in 2018 as compared to Rs 3.04 crores previous year.

Cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have bagged the fifth (Rs 101.77 crore) and ninth (Rs 80 crore) positions respectively. At the 11th rank stood music maestro AR Rahman, while other music celebrities on the list included Arijit Singh, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Amit Trivedi, Diljit Dosanjh and Badshah. "Previous year it was 17 per cent lower at ₹2,683 crores".

Brian Carvalho, Editor, Forbes India, said: "The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities".

A total of 15 celebrities from the south Indian film industry made it to the list, with Kollywood contributing eight actors. According to the 2017 estimate, Deepika and husband Ranveer's combined worth is approximately Rs. 154 crores.

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