Forbes India Celebrity 100: Shahrukh Khan Tops

SRK Forbes Celebrity 100

SRK Forbes Celebrity 100

The inaugural list of Forbes India’s ‘Celebrity 100’ is out and it’s Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan who takes the top spot.

The list ranks India’s biggest celebrities based on their income and popularity. SRK is followed by Salman Khan and cricketer Mahendra Singha Dhoni.

The Forbes Celebrity 100 list is an attempt to rank the most powerful and the most popular celebrities in India. The list ranks celebrities across eight categories – Actors, Directors, Musicians, Models, Sportspersons, Television personalities and standup comedians.

The magazine priced Rs 125 will hit newsstands January 28th 2013.

Forbes India income estimates: SRK – Rs 202.8 crore, Salman Khan – Rs 144.2 crore and MS Dhoni – Rs 135.16 crore between September 2011 and October 2012. Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan also made it to the Top 5.

Forbes India Celebrity 100 – Top 10

  • 1. Shahrukh Khan
  • 2. Salman Khan
  • 3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • 4. Akshay Kumar
  • 5. Amitabh Bachchan
  • 6. Sachin Tendulkar
  • 7. Kareena Kapoor
  • 8. Virender Sehwag
  • 9. Virat Kohli
  • 10. Katrina Kaif

Credit: Forbes India




    Well there is the truth after all!!!No matter how much people talk about some other people topping SRK in terms of popularity and power afterall SRK thrashes all and shows who is the real baap!!!


  • Salute to the greatest actor and entertainer of our era. Continues to be King of hearts and King of Kings..

    Congrats darling SRK.

    Love u SRK my Jaan, Jab tak hai Jaan,Jab tak hai Jaan.


  • An another proof, why SRK deserves the KING OF BOLLYWOOD tag.
    Now i will wonder when someone points his fingure on SRK and shout that SRK has bought entire forbes magazine.
    I agree, that he is behind salman in terms of boxoffice collections(now-a-days).
    But when we talk about popularity , then he is the most well known face from bollywood for entire world.
    This list clearly shows that he is more famous than the legends like amit ji and sachin.
    so it will be not an exaggaration to consider him as an another legend…!!!!


  • But I have one question. If Akshay Kumar is the highest tax payer amongst all celebrities, then how can SRK’s income be more than him?

    Strange list.


  • @Bipul, what a comment yaar.. Spot on.. that unfortunately is their lowly lives.. they think SRK buys everything that he wins haha :)

    @Shahrukh khan, SRK income for 2012 is 202 crores, his net worth is his total assets which obviously will be much higher.


  • SRK earned 202cr in a year during his ‘worst’ phase and Salman earned 140cr in a year during his ‘best’ phase. Wow.

    Salman Fans Trolled


  • Article from Forbes!

    Shah Rukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India’s biggest entertainers based on their income and popularity. Salman Khan and MS Dhoni closely followed SRK in the ranking.

    Forbes India’s special edition decodes what lies behind the success of India’s biggest creative entrepreneurs across eight categories: Film actors, directors, sport stars, TV personalities, singers/musicians, authors, models and comedians.

    Both Salman Khan and Dhoni are ahead of SRK in terms of popularity and fame, but King Khan came out tops courtesy his earning power, mainly riding on massive income from brand endorsements.

    By Forbes India estimates, SRK earned Rs 202.8 crore, compared to Salman’s Rs 144.2 crore and Dhoni’s Rs 135.16 crore in the period between October 2011 and September 2012.

    Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kareena Kapoor, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and Katrina Kaif are the others in the top 10.

    The list is an attempt to rank the most powerful people at the core of the country’s burgeoning media and entertainment sector. It was arrived at after a rigorous data collection process that considered celebrities’ income (from the business of entertainment) and fame (as measured by media mentions, online presence and social media followers) in a definite time period (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012).

    MS Dhoni, captain of the Indian national cricket team, is the top sportsperson. AR Rahman leads the pack of singer/musicians and is the only representative of the category in the top 20. Malaika Arora Khan is the leading TV personality while Karan Johar is the most powerful director. Author Chetan Bhagat, comedian Vir Das and model Esha Gupta topped their respective categories.

    A majority of celebrities who made it to the list fall in the age bracket of 30 to 50. However, 12 youngsters, including Saina Nehwal, Virat Kohli, Anusukha Sharma and Sania Mirza have broken into the top 50. At age 23, Saina Nehwal is the youngest celebrity on the list.

    The Forbes India Celebrity 100 special edition has features, essays, interviews and interesting data on the various facets of India’s most powerful entertainment icons. It contains extensive and insightful reports on the lives, thought processes and businesses of some these stars. The cover story brings to you the business vision and entrepreneurial side of the Badshah of Bollywood—something that you won’t read about often.

    The edition hits stands on January 26. Go grab your copy!


  • Right point put forward by a fellow friend, why isnt Akshay number one when he is the highest tax payer?

    SRK’s highly awaited films are finding it tough to get past the 100 mark and that’s what he should be worried of.


  • @Akram.Dude.It doesn’t mean that if a person pays highest numbers as tax , then he has greatest net worth.These stars and businessmen use a lot of tricks to evade the taxes.So, it’s not a big deal.

    Further, you pay for what you earned in a particular year. You can easily see, that Akshay is doing 4-5 films in a year.So, it’s obvious that he has to pay more as he earns more. But if we come to net worth, then SRK has the highest.You can check it on GOOGLE.

    So, tax should not be the parameter for income or net worth of a particular person. For example, you can compare MSD and sachin. We all know that sachin has higher net worth than MSD,but last year MSD paid more tax than Sachin. Now, it doesn’t mean that Sachin is lesser in terms of net worth.

    Because he has been playing since 1989 and did a number of endorsements as well as paid by BCCI as well. MSD made his debut in 2004 and he is way behind than sachin as of now.


  • Srk is popular and in the news because of his controversies otherwise akshay would have topped. He has been the highest tax paying actor from a very long time



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