New Delhi :- Forbes releases its list of 100 richest Indian celebrity 2018 and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan leads the chart. Newly-wed actress Deepika Padukone becomes the first woman celebrity to find place in the top five
The khan topped for the third consecutive year with earnings Rs 253.25 crore. Shah Rukh Khan has fallen out of the top 10 list holds the 13th position. While deepika with earnings of Rs 112.8 crore, was placed at rank 4, thanks to the commercial success of ‘Padmaavat’, and her brand endorsements.
The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The period under consideration is October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Salman’s (52) commercial success of his movies ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and ‘Race 3’ and endorsements of several consumer-facing brands, and constitute 8.06 percent of the total earnings — Rs 3,140.25 crore — of the top 100 celebrities for the year, read a statement from Forbes.
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.
Actor Akshay Kumar holds the third spot, with Rs 185 crore. 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.
Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya, with earnings to the tune of Rs 28.46 crore, was the highest gainer (in percentage terms), with his annual earnings rising nearly nine times.
Actress Nayanthara, whose earnings stand at Rs 15.17 crore, is the only woman from the South Indian film industry to make it to the list, following the success of her dark comedy, ‘Kolamavu Kokila’ and the thriller ‘Aramm’.