Bollywood actor Salman Khan has risen as the richest Indian superstar for the third time in succession, as indicated by a Forbes list. The 52-year-old actor packed away the first place on Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. As per the announcement, Khan earned Rs 253.25 crore through his movies, TV shows and brand supports between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018 (period under consideration).
Salman Khan Tops for Forbes Richest Celebrity List
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is at number 2 position subsequent to earning Rs 228.09 crore. He is the first sportsperson to make it to the spot, regularly dominated by a showbiz identity.
With Rs 112.8 crore, Deepika Padukone is No 4 on the list as the highest earning lady superstar. The “Padmaavat” star has turned into the first lady to break into the best five positions since the origin of the list in 2012.
Priyanka Chopra lost her last year’s seventh rank (Rs 68 crore) and made do with No 49 with Rs 18 crore as income in 2018.
With no release amid the period under survey, Shah Rukh Khan slipped from his number two position to No 13 subsequent to rounding up Rs 56 crore this year.
Kohli is trailed by Akshay Kumar (Rs 185 crore) on No 3 – a stage up for the actor.
Aamir Khan positions 6th with Rs 97.5 crore, nearly followed by his “Thugs of Hindostan” co-star Amitabh Bachchan at No 7 with Rs 96.17 as profit.
Ranveer Singh is number 8 with Rs 84.67 crores and Ajay Devgn positions 10th on the list with Rs 74.5 crores.
Cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have sacked the fifth (Rs 101.77 crore) and ninth (Rs 80 crore) positions.
With respect to women representation, there are 18 names on the list this year – three down from 21 of every 2017. Actresses Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal are a part of the 100.
The list also incorporates a blend of novices, including Telugu actor Vijay Deverakonda, DJ Nucleya, Malayalam star Mammootty, and Telugu director Kortala Siva.
The combined income figure for 2018 added up to Rs 3,140.25 crore, which is 17 percent higher than a year ago’s Rs 2,683 crore.