Salman Khan Retains Top Position in Forbes India Celebrity list
Bollywood Superstar, and Tiger Zinda Hai actor, Salman Khan, despite the subdued box office performance of his film Tubelight, once again has managed to top the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive time. While, the King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan and Indian Captain Virat Kohli took the second and third place respectively.
The Forbes India Celebrity list has been made on the estimated earning of celebrities, The period consideration of the list is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. In female Actress only Priyanka Chopra names as Forbes India Celebrity.
In the list, Salman is on the first run with earnings of around Rs 232 crore. At the same time, Shah Rukh Khan is in second place with a revenue of 170 crores. Third-placed took Team India captain Virat Kohli, whose earnings are about Rs 100 crore, Virat Kohli’s earnings, however, have been declined compared to last year. According to Forbes, his earnings in 2016 was Rs 134.44 crore.
Akshay Kumar is at number four with earning Rs 98 crore. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is at number five with Rs 82 crores. Aamir Khan is at sixth place with a net worth of Rs 69 crore. Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra is at number 7 in this list with a revenue of 68 crores.
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Joy Chakraborthy, CEO Forbes India and President Revenue, quoted as saying, “We are delighted to present yet another collector’s edition of Forbes India which will hit the stands soon. Over the years this list has established itself as the definitive benchmark of who’s making what in the entire entertainment world.”
India’s former cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is at eighth in Forbes India Celebrity List
Team India’s former cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is at eighth place with earning around Rs 64 crores. At the same time, actor Hrithik Roshan is at the 9th position with a revenue of Rs 63 crores. Ranveer Singh is at number 10 with earnings of Rs 62 crores.
In Forbes Celebrity List 2017, There are 13 actors from the South this year as against 11 last year. The number of Bollywood actors is down from 35 to 33, reducing their cumulative earnings by 13% from the previous year.
Forbes India has released the list of top 100 celebrities, in which Bollywood is as influential as the celebrities of the cricket world. In the list, 21 of the world’s sports stars have also succeeded in making the place. Of the 21 players who got a place in the top 100 list, 15 are cricketers.