Salman Khan Tops Forbes Richest Indian Celebrity List For 3rd Consecutive Year
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has emerged as the richest Indian celebrity according to the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. Khan has topped the list for the third consecutive year whereas Shah Rukh Khan has fallen out of the top 10 list.
Salman’s earnings are pegged at Rs 253.25 crore. The actor is in the top spot due to the commercial success of his movies Tiger Zinda Hai and Race 3. Besides, endorsements of several consumer-facing brands earned him the numero uno spot in the richest celebrity list.
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Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli was on the second position, with a total earning of Rs. 228.09 crore. Actor Akshay Kumar was on the third position with an earning of Rs. 185 crore in 2017.
Deepika Padukone stood fourth-the first woman celebrity to find place in the top five- with earnings of Rs 112.8 crore.
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Cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni rounded up the top five with Rs 101.77 crore, followed by 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.
With no movie releases in 2017, Shah Rukh Khan, who was at the second spot on the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity list, fell out of the top 10. Khan’s earnings were down 33 percent this year, at Rs 56 crore from endorsements, placing him at rank 13 on the list.