Salman Khan is the richest Indian celebrity

At The 49th Spot

Padukone was placed fourth in the list with earnings of Rs 112.8 crore during the year under review.

According to a Forbes list, one of the most celebrated actors in B-town, Salman Khan, for the third time in a row, has emerged as the richest Indian celebrity. He raked in a phenomenal Rs 253.25 crore this year, thanks to Race 3 and Tiger Zinda Hai, along with TV appearances and brand endorsements.

Following Kohli on the list of sportspersons is the former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, while Sachin Tendulkar continues to be present in the top three despite retiring from cricket five years ago.

Surprisingly, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has not managed to grab a slot in top 10 and is at number 13 followed by Rajinikanth at number 14.

At The Top Spot
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The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities.

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Ajay Devgn rounded off the top 10 list with ninth and tenth positions respectively. Akshay Kumar (Rs 185 cr) follows next.

Priyanka Chopra lost her last year's seventh rank (Rs 68 crore) and settled for No. 49 with Rs 18 crore as earnings in 2018. At the 11th rank stood music maestro AR Rahman, while other music celebrities on the list included Arijit Singh, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Amit Trivedi, Diljit Dosanjh and Badshah. If that's not exciting then this will be - Deepika Padukone has moved up seven places from #11 past year to #4 now.

A total of 15 celebrities from the south Indian film industry made it to the list, with Kollywood contributing eight actors. The Don's earnings were estimated at Rs 56 crore. Popular actress Nayanthara has also found a place in the Celebrity 100 List.

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