Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity

Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity

Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity

According to Forbes India, the earnings of Mammootty stands at 18 Crores.

Mammooty is in the 48th position and Nayanthara, the one and only woman celebrity from South India who bagged 68th position.

Virat Kohli has been in top form on the cricket field in 2018 and that success has resulted in him becoming the richest sportsperson in Forbes India's list.

Bollywood star Salman Khan topped the list of 100 richest celebrities.

Despite having retired, Sachin Tendulkar stayed strong at the ninth position, surpassing PV Sindhu, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Saina Nehwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Srikanth Kidambi and Vijender Singh, who also found their space on the list. His total yearly earnings turn up at Rs 253.25 crores.

Forbes list is formulated on the basis of the income of celebrities from 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2018.

Rajinikanth, who has earned Rs 50 crore has been placed in the 14th position. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is at the fifth place with Rs 101.77 crore.

There is mixed representation from the prolific South Indian film industry. The number of Bollywood actors is down from 33 to 31, despite their cumulative earnings increasing by 12.89 percent from the previous year.

Editor, Forbes India, Brian Carvalho, says that "The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities".

Shah Rukh Khan slipped down from his No. 2 position to No. 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.

Deepika Padukone, the only woman in the top five, comes next with Rs 112.8 crore.

A total of 15 celebrities from the south Indian film industry made it to the list, with Kollywood contributing eight actors.

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