'Tiger' Salman beats Shah Rukh and Virat in Forbes India celebrity list

Forbes India Celebrity List

'Tiger' Salman beats Shah Rukh and Virat in Forbes India celebrity list

In the top 10, the only female presence is that of the Indian global icon Priyanka Chopra who has reportedly minted Rs 68 crore this year, credits to her worldwide film projects, endorsements, TV shows etc.

According to the list published by the magazine, the total earnings of Salman for the year 2017 stands at Rs 232.83 crore which constitutes 8.67 percent of the total earnings- Rs. R 2,683 crore-of the top 100 celebrities of the year.

Surprisingly, despite his film's failure at the box office and television show going off-air, the king of comedy Kapil Sharma also claimed his position in the list at number 18 spot with Rs 48 crore earnings. Shahrukh Khan has earned 170.5 crores this year as per official records cited by Forbes India. Shuttler PV Sindhu (₹57.25 crore) was the highest money gainer (in percentage terms) this year in the list, as her total earnings soared almost 17 times following her 2016 Rio Olympics silver medal.

Next year's list is unlikely to see an major upheavals at the top - Salman's Tiger Zinda Hai released today and he has Race 3 on the 2018 slate.

Salman Khan has topped the Forbes India Celebrity list, claiming himself as the highest paid celebrity in the country. Following him on the list is Badshah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Khiladi Akshay Kumar and others. Khan has unseated his actor-friend Shah Rukh Khan to become the top earning celebrity of 2016. On the other hand, the Bollywood actors list fall down from 35 to 33, lowering their cumulative income by 13 percent from the previous year.

Replacing MS Dhoni this year is another cricketer-- the legendary Sachin Tendulkar at position 5. She is on 7th spot and has total earnings of Rs 68 crore. Kohli has different sources of incomes. Dhoni fell from rank five in 2016 to eight this year with Rs 63.77 crore.

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