Salman Khan tops Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for second straight year

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been ranked numero uno on the sixth Forbes India Celebrity 100 List. Shah Rukh Khan and India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli took the second and third spot respectively, with actor Priyanka Chopra the only female celebrity in the top 10 list.

The 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The period under consideration is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Fifty-one-year-old Salman Khan, for the second successive year, grabbed the top spot, despite the subdued box office performance of his film Tubelight. The actor earned Rs. 232.83 crore, backed by endorsements of several consumer-facing brands. In fact, his earnings constitute 8.67 per cent of the total earnings — Rs. 2,683 crore — of the top 100 celebrities for the year.

Shah Rukh Khan, with Rs. 170.5 crore, also retained his position at No 2, as did India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli, with Rs. 100.72 crore, at No 3. But although the top three held on to their ranks, their cumulative earnings declined by almost 20 per cent, down Rs. 504.05 crore compared to last year’s total of Rs. 626.52 crore.

Top 10 Celebrities in the List

  1. Salman Khan
  2. Shah Rukh Khan
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Akshay Kumar
  5. Sachin Tendulkar
  6. Aamir Khan
  7. Priyanka Chopra
  8. MS Dhoni
  9. Hrithik Roshan
  10. Ranveer Singh