Salman Khan topples SRK to become richest India celebrity


Salman Khan regained his top spot by becoming the highest earning celebrity in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List, 2016, with an estimated income of Rs 270.33 crore. His good-friend and contemporary Shah Rukh Khan who occupied the No 1 position last year, was ranked at No 2.  

The business magazine ranked the celebrities as per their earnings and fame during the period of October 2015 to September 2016. Salman’s blockbusters ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and ‘Sultan’ contributed to his rise on the list. On the other hand, Shah Rukh’s income was estimated at Rs 221.75, as his ‘Fan’ failed to create magic at the box-office.

The list also included Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, who have made their mark in Hollywood. The two beauties occupy No 6 and No 8 respectively. The other leading names in the list include cricketer Virat Kohli at No 3, followed by Akshay Kumar at No 4 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the fifth spot. Sachin Tendulkar takes the seventh position between the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ co-stars. Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan are the two other among the top 10 in the list of 100. 

Unfortunately, Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' released outside the time parametres of the list, and hence, he dropped out of the top 10 and has been ranked at 14th position.

In terms of fame, Virat Kohli has been ranked first, followed by Salman and Shah Rukh at second and third respectively.