Salman Khan richest Indian celebrity of 2018, SRK down from 2nd to 13th position: Forbes India

Salman Khan richest Indian celebrity of 2018, SRK down from 2nd to 13th position: Forbes
Salman was followed by Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar & Deepika Padukone, who became the 1st female celebrity to break into the top 5 positions since the list’s inception

Bollywood superstar 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 actor clinched the top spot on the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, released on Wednesday.

According to the publication, Khan earned Rs 253.25 crore through his films, TV appearances and brand endorsements during the period under consideration – from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

With Rs 112.8 crore, Deepika Padukone is No 4 on the list as the highest-earning woman celebrity. The ‘Padmaavat’ star has become the first woman to break into the top five positions since the inception of the list in 2012.

Priyanka Chopra lost her last year’s seventh rank (Rs 68 crore) and settled for No 49 with Rs 18 crore as earnings in 2018.

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.

With no release during the period under review, Shah Rukh Khan slipped from his number two position to No 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.

Kohli is followed by Akshay Kumar (Rs 185 crore) on No 3 – a step up for the actor.

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.

Cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar have bagged the fifth (Rs 101.77 crore) and ninth (Rs 80 crore) positions.

As for women representation, there are 18 names on the list this year – three down from 21 in 2017.

Actors Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal are part of the 100.

The list also includes a mix of first-timers, including DJ Nucleya, Malayalam star Mammootty, Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda and Telugu director Kortala Siva.

The cumulative earnings figure for 2018 amounted to Rs 3,140.25 crore, which is 17 percent higher than last year’s Rs 2,683 crore.

With agency inputs

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