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It's Virat Kohli Vs Salman Khan Atop The List Of India's Highest-earning Celebrities

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:


  • Salman Khan retains his position as the highest earning celebrity for third consecutive year
  • Deepika Padukone became the first female to make it up to the top five in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

The Forbes India Celebrity 100 list is out now and 'Sultan' actor Salman Khan has topped the list once again emerging as the richest Indian celebrity for the third time in a row. According to Forbes India, the 52-year-old superstar has earned Rs 253.25 crore through his films, TV appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018.

He is followed by Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli who is at number two position after minting Rs 228.09 crore. He is the first sportsperson to make it to the spot, as it is generally dominated by Bollywood personalities.

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Moreover, 'Padmaavat' actress Deepika Padukone became the first female personality to make it up to the top five as she bagged the No. 4 position on the list as the highest-earning woman celebrity with Rs 112.8 crore. She even surpassed husband Ranveer Singh who stands at the eighth position. 

However, the count of total women in the list has dropped down by 3, this year. There are a total of 18 names of female personalities including actors Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal on the list of 100 this year.

Global icon Priyanka Chopra, however, has lost her seventh position with Rs 68 crore and now settled for No. 49 with Rs 18 crore as earnings in 2018. In fact, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who was in the second position previously has been pushed out of the top 10 list and now ranks No. 13 after with Rs 56 crore this year.

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Kohli is followed by Akshay Kumar (Rs 185 crore) who got a promotion to No 3 - a step up for the actor. Aamir Khan ranks sixth with Rs 97.5 crore, closely followed by his 'Thugs of Hindostan' co-star Amitabh Bachchan at No 7 with Rs 96.17 as earnings. Ranveer Singh is number eight with Rs 84.67 crores and Ajay Devgn ranks tenth on the list with Rs 74.5 crores.

Cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have also made it up to the top 10 list with the fifth (Rs 101.77 crore) and ninth (Rs 80 crore) positions respectively. The list also included a mix of first-timers, including DJ Nucleya, Malayalam star Mammootty, Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda and Telugu director Kortala Siva. The cumulative earnings figure for 2018 amounted to Rs 3,140.25 crore, which is 17 per cent higher than last year's Rs 2,683 crore.

Here's the top 10 list:

(Source: Forbes India)



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