Shah Rukh Beats Salman, Big B, in Forbes' Richest List
Salman Khan may have taken over from his arch rival Shah Rukh Khan in popularity but in Forbes magazine's first list of Richest Indian celebrities, SRK came out on top as the biggest earner.
Based on extensive research and recorded earnings between September 2011 to October 2012, Shah Rukh came out on top with a staggering Rs 202.8 crore in earnings.
While the Forbes issue is set to hit stands on Febraury 8, here's a look at the top 10 Indian earners.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan on Forbes cover
2. Salman Khan
Salman Khan, whose last film Dabangg 2 crossed the Rs 100 crore mark effortlessly, has been placed at number two.
The actor made Rs 144.2 crore in earnings.
Image: Salman Khan
3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Indian cricketer and team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, made a whopping Rs 135.16 crore between September 2011 and October 2012.
Both Dhoni and Salman were ahead of SRK in terms of popularity.
Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
4. Akshay Kumar
The actor has been placed at number four in the list with Rs 179.8 crore in earnings.
Image: Akshay Kumar
5. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan rounds off the top five with Rs 116.3 crore in earnings.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan
6. Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar takes up the sixth spot with Rs 97.8 crore in annual income.
In terms of endorsement deals, Tendulkar figures at number three and trails SRK who tops the list and Dhoni, at number two.
Image: Sachin Tendulkar
7. Kareena Kapoor
The first female celebrity to make it to the list, Kareena Kapoor made Rs 73.5 crore in the given period of time.
Malaika Arora Khan was named the top earner in television while the said honour among musicians goes to A R Rahman.
Image: Kareena Kapoor
8. Virender Sehwag
Indan cricket team's fiery opening batsman Virender Sehwag figures at number eight.
Image: Virender Sehwag
9. Virat Kohli
Indian cricket's current pin-up Virat Kohli takes up the ninth spot.
Saina Nehwal, at 23, is the youngest celebrity to figure on the 100 list.
Image: Virat Kohli
10. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif's had a good year too, and rounds off the top 10 list.
Other celebrities to break in to top 50 are tennis star Sania Mirza and actress Anushka Sharma.
Karan Johar is the richest filmmaker while authro Chetan Bhagat tops the authors' list.
Image: Katrina Kaif