Virat Kohli Tops Forbes India's Rich List For Sportspersons In 2018

Virat Kohli Tops Forbes India's Rich List For Sportspersons In 2018

Virat Kohli Tops Forbes India's Rich List For Sportspersons In 2018

Deepika is the only woman to be in the top ten this year with Alia Bhatt making it to the 12th spot in the list. In the list, the actor has been placed at the 49th spot.

Forbes list is formulated on the basis of the income of celebrities from 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2018. Since Ajith hasn't had a movie release during this period, he probably wasn't listed.

Mammootty has found a place in the top 50. This is the first time that an actor from the Malayalam film industry is part of the Forbes list.

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh during their wedding ceremony, at Lake Como in northern Italy. The newlywed actor has raked in a phenomenal Rs 112.8 this year to become the highest-earning woman celebrity. Shah Rukh Khan has fallen out of the top 10 list.

Aamir Khan ranks sixth with Rs 97.5 crore, closely followed by his "Thugs of Hindostan" co-star Amitabh Bachchan at No 7 with Rs 96.17 as earnings.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has been named the richest sportsperson in the country.

Apart from Kohli and Dhoni, who finished at fifth spot with Rs 101.77 crore, other cricketers on the list include Sachin Tendulkar (9), Rohit Sharma (23), Hardik Pandya (27), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (52), KL Rahul (59) and Jasprit Bumrah (60).

Hardik Pandya turned out to be a huge gainer on the list of sportspersons, as he bagged Rs 28.46 crores in 2018 as compared to Rs 3.04 crores a year ago.

As for women representation, there are 18 names on the list this year- three down from 21 in 2017.

Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya, with earnings to the tune of Rs 28.46 crore, was the highest gainer (in percentage terms), with his annual earnings rising almost nine times.

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