Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity

Deepika Padukone Shoots Up Forbes India 100 Celebs List, Salman Khan Tops Again

Deepika Padukone Shoots Up Forbes India 100 Celebs List, Salman Khan Tops Again

Superstar Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity for the third year in the row, as per the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. Forbes India annually lists down personalities with the highest net worth and Deepika made it to the fourth spot this year with a net worth of Rs. 112.8 crores. Deepika, newly married to Ranveer Singh, is now not only the highest earning female celebrity in India, she's also several spots above male stars like Shah Rukh Khan, who dropped from second place to 13th.

Priyanka Chopra slipped from last year's seventh rank to the 49th position this year, while Shah Rukh Khan slipped by 11 positions, standing at No 13 this year. The list has been formulated based on the earnings of each actor in the year 2018. The period under consideration is October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

Virat Kohli's earnings have been recorded at Rs 228.09 crore while Akshay's earnings are at 185 crore. Meanwhile, the list features 18 women, who have earned a total of Rs 493.07 crore, even as the total earnings of all the 100 celebrities stands at Rs 3,140.25 crore.

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Ajay Devgn rounded off the top 10 list with ninth and tenth positions respectively. The number of Bollywood actors is down from 33 to 31, despite their cumulative earnings increasing by 12.89 percent from the previous year.

A total of 15 celebrities from the south Indian film industry made it to the list, with Kollywood contributing eight actors.

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 almost nine times. According to Forbes India, the earnings of Mammootty stands at 18 Crores. Popular actress Nayanthara has also found a place in the Celebrity 100 List.

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