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Salman Khan tops in Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

05 December 2018

Salman has topped the list for the 3rd consecutive year and interestingly, his earnings constitute 8.06% of the total earnings, Rs 3,140.25 crore of the top 100 celebrities for the year, as per Forbes India.

Priyanka Chopra, who has recently got married to American singer Nick Jonas, has slipped down from 7 to 49 position with earnings of only Rs. 18 crore. Even though Tendulkar has been retired for the last five years, he has still managed to hold his position in the top three. While Tiger Zinda Hai set new box office records and collected over Rs 300 crore, Race 3 stopped after scraping past Rs 100 crore.

Hardik Pandya turned out to be a huge gainer on the list of sportspersons, as he bagged Rs 28.46 crores in 2018 as compared to Rs 3.04 crores previous year.

The list has been dominated by the Bollywood celebrities and sports persons, most of the prominent names featuring in it. His total yearly earnings turn up at Rs 253.25 crores. The fifth spot went to former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who earned Rs 101.77 crore during 2018.

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who stood second previous year, bagged the 13th position.

Aamir Khan ranks sixth with Rs 97.5 crore, closely followed by his Thugs of Hindostan co-star Amitabh Bachchan at number seven with Rs 96.17 as earnings. With a yearly earning of Rs 50 crore, Rajinikanth is at the 14th spot.

15 actors from the South film fraternities featured on the list, with Nayanthara being the only female actor on the list from the region.

Bollywood diva, Deepika Padukone bagged fourth position with the earnings of Rs. 114crore for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. Deepika Padukone occupies the spot with Rs 112.

Salman Khan tops in Forbes India Celebrity 100 List