According to the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list Dabangg Khan has the deepest pockets among the Bollywood celebrities with earnings of Rs 253.25 crore through his films, TV appearances and brand endorsements.
While Salman Khan sits comfortably at the top the King of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan with no releases ranks 13.
The Indian Skipper Virat Kohli climbs up the ladder and earns the second spot with a gross Rs 228.09 crore.
Akshay Kumar positioned third earns Rs 185 crore yearly.
The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings is based on entertainment-related earnings from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Deepika Padukone on the fifth spot is the first female in this index with an earning of Rs112.8 crore
Dhoni secures fifth place with Rs 101.77 crore, others trailing are Aamir Khan earning Rs 97.50 crore, Amitabh Bachchan Rs 96.17 crore, Ranveer Singh Rs 84.7 crore, Sachin Tendulkar Rs 80.00 crore and Ajay Devgn Rs 74.50 crores.
Editor, Forbes India, Brian Carvalho, says that “The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities. Besides the earnings charts and cover stories on high-fliers like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone, we have also covered in the Celebrity 100 Special issue a whole new generation of celebrities — the unlikeliest of YouTube stars from the hinterland, a rapper from the Mumbai ghettos and an activist actor from Kerala taking on misogyny head-on in the testosterone driven Malayalam film industry.”
The highest gainer in terms of percentage is Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya earning Rs 28.46 crore.
The only woman from the South Indian film industry making the list is actress Nayanthara earning Rs 15.17 crores