Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities with Earnings: 2014 – 2015

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has overtaken Shahrukh Khan for the first time in the Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities ranking. Salman is not only the highest earning celebrities in the country for the year 2014, but also the most powerful.

After topping the Forbes India Top 100 Celebrity ranking for three years consecutively, Shahrukh Khan has dropped down to No 3 in the most powerful list. While his earnings has dropped this year, SRK is the second highest earning celebrity in the country.

Salman Khan on Forbes Magazine Cover

Salman Khan tops Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities

It must be noted that the window taken to calculate the worth and power of a celebrity is between October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014, the period during which Shahrukh didn’t have a movie release.

The legendary Amitabh Bachchan is ranked at No 2 in the most powerful list, while earnings-wise he is ranked at No 3.

Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Akshay Kumar, who does 3 to 4 films a year on an average, make it to the Top 5.

Hrithik Roshan is the 6th highest earning celebrity, followed by Aamir Khan.

Hrithik Roshan on Forbes Magazine Cover

Hrithik Roshan does few films, but has made it to Top 10

About Forbes India Top 100 Celebrities: The Forbes India List is more concerned with the financial health of a famous person, whereas the Celebrity 100 list judges a celeb by his or her fame and money both. Celebs from all walks of life such as sports persons, actors, stand-up comedians, singers, music directors, authors and directors contend for the prestigious list.

Below is the full list of Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in India. They are ranked in order of power. We have also included their earnings for the year 2013 – 2014.

  • 1. Salman Khan – 244.50 cr
  • 2. Amitabh Bachchan – 196.75 cr
  • 3. Shah Rukh Khan – 202.40 cr
  • 4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 141.80 cr
  • 5. Akshay Kumar – 172.00 cr
  • 6. Virat Kohli – 58.43 cr
  • 7. Aamir Khan – 80.47 cr
  • 8. Deepika Padukone – 67.20 cr
  • 9. Hrithik Roshan – 85.00 cr
  • 10. Sachin Tendulkar – 59.54 cr
  • 11. Ranbir Kapoor – 93.25 cr
  • 12. Priyanka Chopra – 54.40. cr
  • 13. AR Rahman – 50.00 cr
  • 14. Priety Zinta – 1.05 cr
  • 15. Saif Ali Khan – 62.88 cr
  • 16. Yo Yo Honey Singh – 25.00 cr
  • 17. Sonakshi Sinha – 20.10. cr
  • 18. Virender Sehwag – 5.90. cr
  • 19. Shikhar Dhawan – 20.69 cr
  • 20. Gautam Gambhir – 15.49 cr
  • 21. Katrina Kaif – 39.55 cr
  • 22. Kareena Kapoor Khan – 49.50 cr
  • 23. Karan Johar – 21.00 cr
  • 24. Madhuri Dixit – 18.63 cr
  • 25. Ajay Devgn – 44.25 cr
  • 26. Ravindra Jadeja – 12.65 cr
  • 27. Sonu Nigam – 25.00 cr
  • 28. Shreya Ghoshal. 15.25 cr
  • 29. Suresh Raina – 17.54 cr
  • 30. Mahesh Babu. 51.00 cr
  • 31. Sonam Kapoor – 11.20 cr
  • 32. Shahid Kapoor – 8.58 cr
  • 33. Kapil Sharma – 12.50 cr
  • 34. Arijit Singh – 35.00 cr
  • 35. Yuvraj Singh – 17.43 cr
  • 36. Farhan Akhtar – 26.05 cr
  • 37. Ranveer Singh – 15.58 cr
  • 38. Ajinkya Rahane – 9.44 cr
  • 39. A. R. Murugadoss – 44.33 cr
  • 40. Mika Singh – 31.20 cr
  • 41. Vijay – 33.00 cr
  • 42. Anushka Sharma – 19.25 cr
  • 43. John Abraham – 6.60 cr
  • 44. Sunny Leone – 3.85 cr
  • 45. Rajinikanth – 37.00 cr
  • 46. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 6.76 cr
  • 47. Harbhajan Singh – 6.05 cr
  • 48. Ishant Sharma – 4.49 cr
  • 49. Saina Nehwal – 5.79 cr
  • 50. Rohit Sharma – 19.63 cr
  • 51. Ajith Kumar – 40.33 cr
  • 52. Abhishek Bachchan – 10.38 cr
  • 53. Alia Bhatt – 12.18 cr
  • 54. Parineeti Chopra – 14.31 cr
  • 55. Sania Mirza – 6.58 cr
  • 56. Sunidhi Chauhan – 13.25 cr
  • 57. MC Mary Kom – 6.92 cr
  • 58. Chetan Bhagat – 8.20 cr
  • 59. Sanjay Leela Bhansali – 12.50 cr
  • 60. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – 20.25 cr
  • 61. Vidya Balan – 12.50 cr
  • 62. Jacqueline Fernandez. 4.79 cr
  • 63. Arjun Kapoor – 7.50 cr
  • 64. Kangana Ranaut – 11.98 cr
  • 65. Varun Dhawan – 13.25 cr
  • 66. Shraddha Kapoor – 8.13 cr
  • 67. Bipasha Basu. 3.41 cr
  • 68. Riteish Deshmukh – 4.80 cr
  • 69. Anupam Kher – 9.81 cr
  • 70. Rohit Shetty – 16.67 cr
  • 71. Navjot Singh Sidhu. 8.00 cr
  • 72. Nargis Fakhri – 8.26 cr
  • 73. Anurag Kashyap. 2.33 cr
  • 74. Pawan Kalyan – 16.00 cr
  • 75. Shilpa Shetty. 10.38 cr
  • 76. Imtiaz Ali – 11.25 cr
  • 77. Anil Kapoor – 2.00 cr
  • 78. Dhanush – 11.67 cr
  • 79. Kirron Kher – 2.35 cr
  • 80. Allu Arjun – 11.5 cr
  • 81. Sukhwinder Singh – 9.25cr
  • 82. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – 12.00 cr
  • 83. Hema Malini – 3.60 cr
  • 84. Viswanathan Anand – 6.76 cr
  • 85. Vishal-Shekhar – 15.00 cr
  • 86. Shaan – 6.60 cr
  • 87. Leander Paes – 1.92 cr
  • 88. Prabhudheva – 9.83 cr
  • 89. Rohan Bopanna – 1.92 cr
  • 90. Sajid Nadiadwala – 7.00 cr
  • 91. Anirban Lahiri – 5.13 cr
  • 92. Mithun Chakraborty. 6.75 cr
  • 93. Vir Das – 7.05 cr
  • 94. Manish Paul – 3.25 cr
  • 95. Malaika Arora Khan – 5.00 cr
  • 96. Amish Tripathi – 5.60 cr
  • 97. Ram Kapoor – 3.75 cr
  • 98. Remo D’Souza – 2.65 cr
  • 99. Terence Lewis – 1.30 cr
  • 100. Papa CJ – 2.00 cr
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83 Comments

  • My mistake !! My mistake!! Forbes mentioned clearly that the collection added from Oct2013-september2014 during which salman already got 2 release flop ho andkick and as well big boss8 also.while KING KHAN’S single tease also not considered still the difference is 42cr!!!!hats off you KING KHAN SRK sir,YOU’RE truly LEGEND sir.

    @sid,that means if HNY’S collection if would have added then salman would have positioned at 2,lol.your puny stars are seeming even too puny in front of THE IMMENSE POPULARITY/STARDOM OF KING KHAN after knowing this FACT.but what about half actor?,lol.even after adding fussu d3 he is behind even akki/duggu.so sad,lol.

    KING KHAN SRK sir,YOU’RE the true megastar with out considering HNY YOU earned 202CR.bow down to YOU,SIR.YOU’RE the BAAZIGAR ,SIR.

    NEXT YEAR again KING KHAN will be back to HIS THRONE of HIS NORMAL POSITION—-that is no.1.

  • last 3 years salman fans said that Forbes has been bought by Srk so this is not great. Forbes is Srk company bla bla . now they are saying Forbes is great and salman is great. such hypocrites. and @goutham salman two films worldwide gross is not 600crs its 365+180=545crs first one is kick and later one is a jai ho

  • Some idiots needs to understand that Forbes doesnt count earnings n popularity only from movies. Its an over all popularity n fame which counts more than earnings. Srk has Red Chillies, KKR plus maximum number of brands which added to his tally. Salman doesnt have such investments or business in turn he has Being Human which is a non profitable for him. People like @sss specially read this n understand. There is no doubt Srk has been topping the list n still among most powerful n influencial celebrity but Salman de-throned him this year whether you accept or not !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @hrithik,salman did many ads.why you’re saying he didn’t do any ads?tell how much KKR can contribute KING KHAN hardly maximum 20cr becausalalready HE paid the praise money of IPL to CANCER HOSPITALS for free treatment.why ur thinking being human is unprofitable,lol?even it clearly mentioned there HNY is not added in earning list while 2 films of salman as well as big boss coection also added into salman’s account.

    now coming to popularity,POPULARITY is a thing which according to me always remains constant.while Forbes might measuring it through films collection in India while KING KHAN’s popularity ignored in worldwide by knowingly whatever HE achieved through out the year.still I don’t want to argue.enjoy the no.1 position for a year.wait for next year.

  • What the hell where is Kamal Haasan ???????? the richest South Indian Actor , the Nayakan of the Indian Cinema , the probably only ” Method actor ” of Indian Cinema in the true sense , oh come on u include that stupid , Rajnikanth who doesn’t know even know the ”A B C D” of acting but u forgot Kamal Haasan who : 1) starred in the highest number of Indian films (Tamil) in leading roles which went to the Oscars as the label of ”Indian Submissions for the Academy Awards” . 2) who got the highest number of Filmfare Awards of 19 as a leading actor in India even beating the B-Town superstars , Shahrukh Khan and Dilip Kumar . 3) who won the highest number of Indian National Film Awards as a leading actor with 3 tied with : Amitabh Bachchan (Bollywood Megastar) , and Mammooty (Mollywood Megastar) . 4) whose one of the action sequence from the 2001 Tamil language film Aalavandhan inspired the action sequences of the Director Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 Hollywood film Kill Bill . 5) who was even praised for his true acting by his contemporaries in various Indian film Industries : Shahrukh Khan (Bollywood Superstar) , Aamir Khan (Bollywood Superstar) , Amitabh Bachchan (Bollywood Megastar) , Sridevi (Bollywood and the 1st ever Female Superstar) . 6) whose 1987 Tamil language film Nayakan was ranked and selected by Time Magazine as one of the best films in cinematic history . 7) who is also a professional and talented Director as , he is as an actor and was even praised by M.F Hussain who labelled Haasan as ”the most exciting Indian filmmaker” . 8) Probably ranked as one of the greatest and best actors in India . Kamal Haasan is the true superstar of India , in a true sense not these Amitabh Bachchan , Shahrukh Khan , Salman Khan , Aamir Khan , Rajnikanth , Mamooty , Mohanlal as I’m a Kamal Haasan fan .

  • Last year “kick” end now this year “bhaijan” suru. So fans are waiting 4 bajarangi bhaijan
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  • I can’t understand why some people do this all the time……Shah Rukh Sir and Salman Sir both are superstars…..Self made legends…….They have changed the roots of bollywood…..and whatever they r earning is their credit….they have earned not only the money but also the fame with their hardwork and dedication…….Personally I’m a Salman Sir’s fan….but that doesn’t mean I hate Shah Rukh Sir…..I enjoy his films too…..so I think we should take note from their hard work and apply that in our lives…..Instead of bragging about who is better than whom…….

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