Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity

Ross Houston
December 5, 2018

Virat Kohli has been in top form on the cricket field in 2018 and that success has resulted in him becoming the richest sportsperson in Forbes India's list. In the list, the actor has been placed at the 49th spot. If that's not exciting then this will be - Deepika Padukone has moved up seven places from #11 a year ago to #4 now. On the top of the list is once again Bollywood superstar Salman Khan who earned over Rs 253 crore through his films, TV appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. While Tiger Zinda Hai set new box office records and collected over Rs 300 crore, Race 3 stopped after scraping past Rs 100 crore.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli jumped one spot to the second rank, with total earnings of Rs 228.09 crore, a sharp increase of 116.53 percent from the previous year. Akshay Kumar (Rs 185 cr) follows next.

MS Dhoni is fifth on the list with an average income of 101 crores while the Indian great Sachin Tendulkar is at 9th position with net income of 80 crores.

With no release during the period under review, Shah Rukh Khan slipped from his number two position to No. 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is at the sixth place with Rs 97.5 crore followed by Amitabh Bachchan at Rs 96.97 crore.

Meanwhile, 2.0 star Rajinikanth featured at #14 with earnings of Rs 50 crore.

In Telugu film Industry, 7 celebrities have occupied place in the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100.

Deepika Padukone has become the first ever woman to rank among the top five richest celebrities in India according to a list published by the Forbes India magazine.

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