Salman Khan ranked 1st in Forbes India’s annual Celebrity 100 list.Shah Rukh Khan has ranked second in the list and Virat Kohli ranked third.The list is compiled based on two parameters 1. Estimates of entertainment related earnings and 2.Estimates of fame.The period of consideration was 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.
The 50-year-old Salman Khan wrested back from Shahrukh Khan with the highest revenue for the year under review at an impressive Rs 270.33 crore. Salman Khan’s strong year was led by the commercial success of the movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in 2015 and then movie Sultan in 2016. His estimated total earnings is about 9.84 percent of the total wealth (Rs 2,745 crore) of 100 celebrities for the year.
Ranking second on the list Shah Rukh Khan (estimated earnings is Rs 221.75 crore) lost his position what was a mixed year for him both in terms of industry success and brands.When it comes to the fame ranking,
Virat Kohli ranked third,India’s Test cricket captain was the most Famous celebrity,add to that his estimated earning is about Rs 134.44 crore, Kohli jumped to the No. 3 spot overall, from No. 7 in last year.
Akshay Kumar has also moved up to No. 4 on the list having (estimated earnings Rs 203.03 crore) thanks to the commercial successes of his movies like Airlift, Rustom and Housefull 3, besides a growing list of brand endorsements.