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Salman, Shah Rukh, Kohli top Forbes India celebrity list

24 December 2017, 12:59 | Clyde Nash

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are among the top 5 Indian celebrity earners

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are among the top 5 Indian celebrity earners

The list released by Forbes India features 100 celebrities with highest earnings in the year of 2017. Rajinikanth, who has 2.0 scheduled next year, is nowhere in the list, contrary to his number 30 position from last year. "This year's celebrity 100 lists are based on a revised methodology focusing on the celebrities' earnings, thus reflecting in better representation and hence well-rounded Celebrity list of 100", he added. Anushka Sharma, who recently married Virat Kohli, occupies berth number 32. However, there is a huge difference in the income of the two cricketers. He is Grade A cricketer of the BCCI - Grade A is awarded to the top crop of players. In addition to this, he is the highest paid cricketer in the cash rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Shah Rukh Khan is producing a Netflix show, Saif Ali Khan is starring one and R Madhavan is a part of an Amazon Prime project. Earlier this year, he had struck a mega deal with Puma. Virat Kohli's presence on the 3rd spot surprised didn't surprise many as a Duff & Phelps report claims that the Indian skipper is the most valuable celebrity brand in India, which earned him Rs 100.72 crore this year. Virat Kohli was listed at number three.

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. While the earnings of all the celebrities in the top 10 have seen a downward graph, Sachin Tendulkar's income saw a rise - from ₹58 crore to ₹82.50 crore. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni is placed at number 8 with INR 63.77 crore to his name in the year 2017.

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Interestingly, the top 100 highest earning celebrities have cumulatively been making lesser wealth with each passing year: from ₹2,819 crore in 2015 to ₹2,745 crore in 2016 and finally ₹2,683 crore this year.

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