Salman Khan has once again beaten all the Khans and has gained the top spot in the much celebrated ‘Forbes India’s Annual Celebrity 100’ list. Salman Khan has replaced Shah Rukh Khan as the claimant to the top spot in the current list. The ace Indian cricketer Virat Kohli bagged the third position in the list.
With the Salman Khan starter Sultan ruling the box office earlier this year, he bagged the top spot in the ‘2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list’ with the highest revenue for the year under review, with an impressive Rs. 270.33 crore. The late 2015 saw Salman Khan’s commercial success with Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and later with Ali Abbas Zafar‘s Sultan in 2016. With this, his total earnings constituted of 9.84 percent of the total wealth- Rs. 2,745 crore, of all the top 100 celebrities for the year. Readers may recall that this is the third time Salman Khan has topped the ‘Forbes 100’ ranking. On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan, who had bagged the second position this year, has had impressive earnings of Rs. 221.75 crore. The fourth position has been bagged by Akshay Kumar, who had a tremendous year with three successful films- Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom. In totality, his earnings amounted to Rs. 203.03 crore.
Besides delivering a hit film Bajirao Mastani in 2015, Deepika Padukone also upped her earnings by various brand endorsements, which continued in 2016 as well. While she bagged the sixth position with earnings of Rs 69.75 crore, the global sensation Priyanka Chopra figured in the eight position with earnings of Rs. 76 crore. The ninth and the tenth position were bagged by Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan with earnings of Rs 32.62 crore and Rs 90.25 crore earnings respectively.