Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Virat Kohli Tops Forbes India's Rich List For Sportspersons In 2018

Virat Kohli Tops Forbes India's Rich List For Sportspersons In 2018

The newlywed actor has raked in a phenomenal Rs 112.8 this year to become the highest-earning woman celebrity.

In 2015, Shah Rukh Khan had topped the list, however this year the actor did not make it to the top 10 as he did not have any film releases during the time under review. Aside from witnessing a steep increase of 116.53 percent in his earnings from the previous year, he also jumped one spot.

Forbes India has shared the complete list on their Twitter handle. The actor has taken the top spot for the third time in a row. The period under consideration is October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. Forbes has ranked him at 13th on the list with is annual income pegged at Rs 56 crore.

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This year, only 18 females, including Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Taapsee Pannu, Nayantara and ace shuttler PV Sindhu have made it to the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100.

Deepika is followed by star player Mahendra Singh Dhoni at number 5, Aamir Khan (Rs 97.50 crore), Amitabh Bachchan (Rs 96.17 crore), Ranveer Singh (Rs 84.7 crore), Sachin Tendulkar (Rs 80.00 crore) and Ajay Devgn (Rs 74.50 crore) making it to the top 10.

With no movie releases in 2017, Shah Rukh Khan, who was at the second spot on the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity list, fell out of the top 10.

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Virat Kohli's earnings have been recorded at Rs 228.09 crore while Akshay's earnings are at 185 crore.

In Telugu film Industry, 7 celebrities have occupied place in the list of Forbes India Celebrity 100.

15 celebrities from South Indian Cinema also made it to the list. Importantly, Mammootty is the only Malayalam actor who has found a place in the Top 100 list.

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