Bollywood actor Salman Khan has emerged as the richest Indian celebrity for the third time in a row, according to a Forbes list.
The 52-year-old superstar bagged the numero uno spot on Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. According to the publication, Khan earned Rs 253.25 crore through his films, TV appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018 (period under consideration).
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli is at number two position after minting Rs 228.09 crore. He is the first sportsperson to make it to the spot, regularly dominated by a showbiz personality.
Akshay Kumar (Rs 185 crore) on No 3 – a step up for the actor.
Shah Rukh Khan slipped from his number two position to No 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.
Deepika Padukone is No 4 on the list as the highest-earning woman celebrity With Rs 112.8 crore The “Padmaavat” star has become the first woman to break into the top five positions since the inception of the list in 2012.
Cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have bagged the fifth (Rs 101.77 crore) and ninth (Rs 80 crore) positions.
Aamir Khan ranks sixth with Rs 97.5 crore, closely followed by his “Thugs of Hindostan” co-star Amitabh Bachchan at No 7 with Rs 96.17 as earnings.
Ranveer Singh is number eight with Rs 84.67 crores and Ajay Devgn ranks tenth on the list with Rs 74.5 crores.
|Rank||Name||Earnings (In Rs. crore)|
|13||Shah Rukh Khan||56|