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SRK tops “Forbes Celebrity 2015 list”

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan aka SRK tops Forbes Celebrity 2015 list and acquired the No. 1 position. amongst 100 celebrities in India. The actor has made money worth – a whopping Rs. 257 crore – after slipping to No. 3 in 2014.

As per the reports, 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.

Coming in close at No. 2 is 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 crore in 2015.

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The Forbes Celebrity 100 list is arrived at by measuring money (earnings estimates) and fame. The list includes movie actors, television stars, sportspersons, authors, film directors, music directors, singers and stand-up comedians. Their gross pre-tax earnings are combined with their fame scores to arrive at the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List.

Indian cricket ODI captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained his position at No.4 from last year, while Aamir Khan made it to the top five for the first time with Rs.104.25, due to the revenue he generated with mega hit, ‘PK’.

Akshay Kumar is at No. 6, while actors Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan came in at 9 and 10 respectively.
While Deepika Padukone is the only female celebrity in the top ten, Priyanka Chopra, features at number 13, followed by Kareena Kapoor Khan at number 17 and Katrina Kaif at number 18.

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.

Here’s the list of Top 10:

  • Shah Rukh Khan – Rs.257.50
  • Salman Khan – Rs.202.75
  • Amitabh Bachchan – Rs.112.00
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Rs.119.33
  • Aamir Khan – Rs.104.25
  • Akshay Kumar – Rs.127.83
  • Virat Kohli – Rs.104.78
  • Sachin Tendulkar – Rs.40.00
  • Deepika Padukone – Rs.59.00
  • Hrithik Roshan – Rs.74.50

Source: The Indian Express, The Business Standard

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