Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Salman Khan Tops Forbes India Highest Earning Celebrity List For Third Time

Salman Khan Tops Forbes India Highest Earning Celebrity List For Third Time

With Rs 228.09 Cr earnings, it's Virat Kohli, who stand on 2nd position in the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100. 8 crore as her yearly earnings. Nayantara in the only woman from south India to make it to the 100's list of Forbes' richest Indian celebrity.

A regular on the list, Shah Rukh Khan surprisngly slipped from last year's second position to rank 17 possibly due to having no releases in the considered time frame. In the list, the actor has been placed at the 49th spot. Bumrah recorded earnings of Rs 16.42 crore, while Pandey earned Rs 13.08 crore in the year.

Every year, Forbes brings out a list of celebrities and rank them in order of their earnings for that particular year.

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Deepika is followed by star player Mahendra Singh Dhoni at number 5, Aamir Khan (Rs 97.50 crore), Amitabh Bachchan (Rs 96.17 crore), Ranveer Singh (Rs 84.7 crore), Sachin Tendulkar (Rs 80.00 crore) and Ajay Devgn (Rs 74.50 crore) making it to the top 10.

Brian Carvalho, Editor, Forbes India, said: "The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities". He earnings rose more than 800 percent to Rs 28.46 crores this year from Rs. 3.04 crores last year. Importantly, Mammootty is the only Malayalam actor who has found a place in the Top 100 list. Other than Deepika, the highest-paid female celebrity, actor Alia Bhatt, also made it to the list but in the 12th slot.

Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya, with earnings to the tune of Rs 28.46 crore, was the highest gainer (in percentage terms), with his annual earnings rising almost nine times. His total yearly earnings turn up at Rs 253.25 crores.

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