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Shah Rukh Khan is the richest Indian celebrity, says Forbes

Last updated on: December 11, 2015 18:45 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan has been named the richest Indian celebrity by the Forbes magazine.

The 2015 Forbes India Celebrity Top 100 list focuses on the net worth by measuring money (earnings estimates) and fame, mentions in print and television and the number of Twitter followers.

The list includes movie actors, television stars, sportspersons, authors, film directors, music directors, singers and stand-up comedians.

Here's a look at the 10 richest Indian celebrities on the list.


Shah Rukh Khan
Revenue in crore: Rs 257.50

Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Shah Rukh Khan proves that he is India's top celebrity once again. 

At 50, SRK continues to rule India's most definitive celebrity index. Having slipped to number three last year, he wrestled his way to the coveted top spot.

Shah Rukh Khan's earnings are estimated at Rs 257.5 crore, the highest ever any celebrity has made in the four-year history of the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. In fact, his earnings make up as much as 9 percent of the total wealth of the top 100 celebrities this year, which is Rs 2,819 crore. 


Salman Khan
Revenue in crore: Rs 202.75

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Salman Khan was at the top spot last year. This year, he takes up second spot.


Amitabh Bachchan
Revenue in crore: Rs 112.00

Photograph: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

Amitabh Bachchan slips to from number two to third spot.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Revenue in crore: Rs 119.33

Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his spot at number four.


Aamir Khan
Revenue in crore: Rs 104.25

Photograph: Rediff Archives

Aamir Khan makes it to the top five list for the first time this year.

His blockbuster film PK and revenues from brand endorsements helped him rake in an estimated Rs 104.25 crore, his highest in the last four years.


Akshay Kumar
Revenue in crore: Rs 127.83

Photograph: Rediff Archives

Even though Akshay's earnings are more than Aamir, he lags behind on the list, as the findings measure earnings, fame, mentions in print and television and the number of Twitter followers.


Virat Kohli
Revenue in crore: Rs 104.78

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Cricketer Virat Kohli finds himself at seventh spot.

His girlfriend Anushka Sharma is on the list as well, at the 19th spot.

Sachin Tendulkar
Revenue in crore: Rs 40.00

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

He may have retired but Sachin is still making money!


Deepika Padukone
Revenue in crore: Rs 59.00

Photograph: Rediff Archives

Deepika Padukone is the only woman in the Top 10 list.

The other actresses in the 100 Celebrity list are Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt.


Hrithik Roshan
Revenue in crore: Rs 74.50

Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Hrithik Roshan rounds up the top 10.

Others on the list are Dhanush (at number 37), Allu Arjun (at number 42) and Irrfan Khan (at number 78).

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli and actor Prabhas make it to the list after they scored a monster hit with Baahubali.

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