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Forbes Reveals Richest Indian Celebs List, Salman On Top, Deepika Becomes The First Woman To Enter In Top 5

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| December 5 , 2018 , 17:08 IST

Salman Khan retained his top rank in the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the third consecutive year. While Deepika Padukone moved up seven places from 11th last year to 4th now.

On the back of ₹253.25 crore earned through his film releases, television appearances and brand endorsements between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, Salman became India’s highest-paid celebrity on the list for the third consecutive year.

Actor Deepika Padukone earned ₹112.8 crore in the recent year and became the highest-earning woman celebrity of India.

However, despite Deepika's phenomenal success in the rankings, the overall number of women in the list went down to 18 this year from 21 in 2017. This year Forbes list included actors Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Taapsee Pannu, Katrina Kaif, Nayanthara and ace shuttler PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.

Cricketer Virat Kohli and Akshay Kumar filled the gap between Salman and Deepika. M S Dhoni took his place at the top 5. Virat Kohli's earnings were recorded at Rs. 228.09 crores while Akshay's earnings were at 185 crores.

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Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan held the sixth and the seventh positions respectively. Ranveer Singh took the eighth spot with his income recorded at Rs. 84.67 crores.

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and actor Ajay Devgn rounded off the top 10 list with ninth and tenth positions respectively. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who stood second last year, bagged the 13th position this year.

Forbes noted that the period under its consideration was October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018. The cumulative earnings figure for 2018 amounted to Rs 3,140.25 crore, which is 17 per cent higher than last year’s Rs 2,683 crore.

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