After making it at No. 3 last year, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan acquired the No. 1 position in the 2015 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, making the most amount of money – a whopping Rs. 257.5 crore. Reportedly, 2015 has been the best year for Shah Rukh Khan in terms of financial success as this is the highest any celebrity has ever made in the four years since the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list was instituted.
Coming in close at No. 2 is none other than Bollywood’s bad-boy, Salman Khan who’s making headlines these days with Rs. 202.75 crore. He was followed by megastar Amitabh Bachchan who earned Rs.112.00 crore this 2015.
Indian cricket ODI captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his position at No. 4 from last year. Aamir Khan made it to the top five for the first time with Rs. 104.25, thanks to the revenue he generated with mega hit, ‘PK’.
Actresses Alia Bhatt and Madhuri Dixit have moved up the list compared to last year. The change in position however is due to brand endorsement revenue and their fame quotient, as they had no movie revenue.
In terms of fame, Amitabh Bachchan still reigns at the top of the list with approximately 17.5 million followers on Twitter, the highest-ever for any celebrity on the list.
This year’s list has 14 debutants, among them cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, who comes in straight at number 31.
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli and actor Prabhas make it to the list due to the monster hit Baahubali.
There were more dropouts this year though — 19 celebs lost their ranks on the Celebrity 100 list for 2015 including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, A R Murugadoss and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Here’s the list:
1. Shah Rukh Khan – Rs.257.50
2. Salman Khan – Rs.202.75
3. Amitabh Bachchan – Rs.112.00
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Rs.119.33
5. Aamir Khan – Rs.104.25
6. Akshay Kumar – Rs.127.83
7. Virat Kohli – Rs.104.78
8. Sachin Tendulkar – Rs.40.00
9. Deepika Padukone – Rs.59.00
10. Hrithik Roshan – Rs.74.50