Highest Earning Stars in Bollywood

Forbes India recently released the ‘Celebrity 100’ list. Along with it, they also released an estimation of how much a particular celebrity earned in the period between October 2011 and September 2012.

It was Shahrukh Khan, with 23 brand endorsements, who topped the Highest Earning stars list with Rs 202.83 crores in a year. SRK was followed by Akshay Kumar (179.95 crores), Salman Khan (144.2 crores), cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni (135.16 crores) and Amitabh Bachchan (116.3 crores).

Full list of the Top 100 Highest earning stars, below. Bollywood stars highlighted in brown.

SRK Forbes Celebrity 100

  • 1. Shahrukh Khan – 202.83 crores
  • 2. Akshay Kumar – 179.85 crores
  • 3. Salman Khan – 144.2 crores
  • 4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – 135.16 crores
  • 5. Amitabh Bachchan – 116.3 crores
  • 6. Sachin Tendulkar – 97.46 crores
  • 7. Kareena Kapoor – 73.47 crores
  • 8. Ranbir Kapoor – 71.17 crores
  • 9. Hrithik Roshan – 68.67 crores
  • 10. Katrina Kaif – 65.25 crores
  • 11. Saif Ali Khan – 64.17 crores
  • 12. Ajay Devgn – 54.65 crores
  • 13. Virat Kohli – 47.27 crores
  • 14. Aamir Khan – 42.5 crores
  • 15. Mahesh Babu – 42.25 crores
  • 16. Priyanka Chopra – 39.67 crores
  • 17. Vijay – 38.46 crores
  • 18. Suriya – 35.75 crores
  • 19. John Abraham – 34.6 crores
  • 20. A R Rahman – 32.92 crores
  • 21. Virender Sehwag – 27.73 crores
  • 22. Gautam Gambhir – 26.94 crores
  • 23. Bipasha Basu – 26.83 crores
  • 24. Pawan Kalyan – 26.33 crores
  • 25. Emraan Hashmi – 26.12 crores
  • 26. Deepika Padukone – 25.65 crores
  • 27. Madhuri Dixit – 23 crores
  • 28. Anushka Sharma – 21 crores
  • 29. Vikram – 20.45 crores
  • 30. Abhishek Bachchan – 19.4 crores
  • 31. N T Rama Rao Jr – 19 crores
  • 32. Kajol – 18.9 crores
  • 33. Shahid Kapoor – 18.35 crores
  • 34. Farhan Akhtar – 16.6 crores
  • 35. Yuvraj Singh – 16.14 crores
  • 36. Sanjay Dutt – 15.7 crores
  • 37. Sonu Nigam – 15.56 crores
  • 38. Ravi Teja – 15.5 crores
  • 39. Imran Khan – 14.85 crores
  • 40. Arjun Rampal – 14.75 crores
  • 41. Ajith Kumar – 14 crores
  • 42. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – 13.8 crores
  • 43. Saina Nehwal – 13.17 crores
  • 44. Shilpa Shetty – 12.6 crores
  • 45. Jeev Milkha Singh – 12.45 crores
  • 46. Rohit Shetty – 12.4 crores
  • 47. Vidya Balan – 12.32 crores
  • 48. Rohit Sharma – 12.23 crores
  • 49. Viswanathan Anand – 12.1 crores
  • 50. Nagarjuna – 11.79 crores
  • 51. Karisma Kapoor – 11.55 crores
  • 52. Sonakshi Sinha – 10.7 crores
  • 53. Shreya Ghoshal – 10.5 crores
  • 54. Pritam – 10.35 crores
  • 55. Mithun Chakraborty – 10.13 crores
  • 56. Karan Johar – 10 crores
  • 57. Amish Tripathi – 10 crores
  • 58. Sunidhi Chauhan – 9.81 crores
  • 59. Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh – 9.55 crores
  • 60. Boman Irani – 8.98 crores
  • 61. Suresh Raina – 8.94 crores
  • 62. Rahul Dravid – 8.31 crores
  • 63. Imtiaz Ali – 8.25 crores
  • 64. Kangana Ranaut – 8.2 crores
  • 65. Vishal-Shekhar – 8.2 crores
  • 66. Harbhajan Singh – 8.19 crores
  • 67. Zaheer Khan – 7.06 crores
  • 68. Malaika Arora Khan – 5.75 crores
  • 69. Sukhwinder Singh – 5.65 crores
  • 70. Sania Mirza – 5.3 crores
  • 71. Ritesh Deshmukh – 5.1 crores
  • 72. Mohit Chauhan – 4.93 crores
  • 73. Sonam Kapoor – 4.5 crores
  • 74. Madhur Bhandarkar – 4.5 crores
  • 75. Leander Paes – 4.41 crores
  • 76. Preity Zinta – 4.4 crores
  • 77. Terrence Lewis – 4.25 crores
  • 78. Mahesh Bhupathi – 4.06 crores
  • 79. Ram Kapoor – 3.5 crores
  • 80. Remo D’Souza – 3.5 crores
  • 81. Sakshi Tanwar – 3.45 crores
  • 82. Mary Kom – 3.32 crores
  • 83. Chetan Bhagat – 3.29 crores
  • 84. Vijender Singh – 3.2 crores
  • 85. Shaan – 3.08 crores
  • 86. Gagan Narang – 2.7 crores
  • 87. Ronit Roy – 2.63 crores
  • 88. Sunny Leone – 2.6 crores
  • 89. Cyrus Broacha – 2.55 crores
  • 90. Rohan Bopanna – 2.29 crores
  • 91. Kapil Sharma – 2.25 crores
  • 92. Mona Singh – 2.25 crores
  • 93. Kailash Kher – 2.23 crores
  • 94. Anurag Kashyap – 1.75 crores
  • 95. Vir Das – 1.6 crores
  • 96. Kirron Kher – 1.55 crores
  • 97. Ashwin Sanghi – 0.98 crores
  • 90. Esha Gupta – 0.94 crores
  • 99. Robin Sharma – 0.45 crores
  • 100. Ravinder Singh – 0.42 crores

Source: Forbes India

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40 Comments

  • With 23 endorsements, i think SRK has highest no. of endorsements, which is the parameter of his popularity as well.Because if you are not most famous, then companies would like to contact with some other star, which has more popularity and who can fetch a considerable amount of audiences for their ad.So, still SRK is more famous than his contemprories and actors of new generation.

  • @Indicine:

    Mammootty and Mohanlal , the malayalam superstars had 5 releases during this period. They get paid Rs.1 crore to 1.5 crore for a film. which means they have however earned more than 5 crores from films itself. They are also ambasadors of many brands. then why not their name is missing.????

  • SALMAN tops the Forbes Most Popular Bollywood Celebrity List.. :-)
    So my dear Srk fans, Paise kamaake kya faayda jab tumhaare actor ki apne desh me hi ijjat nahi hai :D

  • hahaha…i m delighted after watching the reaction of sallu fans…good job…carry on..!!!
    @velocity..dude…i m a big fan of hritik…and i love watching him..but i think if u ll continue to make such comments here, then it will cause a negative impact on fans….plz make a comment meticulously…

  • Salman’s both the movies of last year, have each earned more than his yearly earnings (that too only in india) whereas srk movie’s total worldwide collections was just slightly more than his annual earnings!

  • All this Indian medias are against the Real King Salman khan ..on the other side , salman don care this all fake news n don wanna come Infront of this media because he knows all media people support SrK whether he do bad or good ..despite of taking all media in his hand by money by SRK also can’t compare to real khan. If this Indian media was in the side of Salman no body knows what would happen in the world. Maximum websites r by the people of SrK so more news focus on his any things time and again.
    But we all real king khan Salman fans don believe this fake news ..but we ll support him in every steps of his life..we ll b there when his film comes in hall.we support him to help the poor people in the India through being human. He is the god of poor people in India.

    Indicine is totally SRK friend’s site..I doubted !!!!!!

  • salman fans not liking it but why? im a hrithik fan . i respect every actor but even this position of salman is just a matter of chance.

    salman fans should think that even ranbir n emraan hashmi r doing original films.

    srk is way way way beyond any other star.i think bigb and srk are now on the same level.

    and hrithik with high class films like krish3,bang bang and pani will catch them up .

    and salman,akshay and ajay please continue doing remakes.

    SRK #respect

  • SRKs earnings from being a wedding entertainer help to make him number 1. His films earnings are on the slide but the genius that is SRK has been very innovative and found another way to supplement his income. SRK u rock

  • The more u come on screen,the more u gt money..
    Srk hosts nd performs d award shows,jus fr d sake of money…
    And he does n e. Kinda endorsmnt,which he iz nt suitable…
    And he owns kkr team
    So no surprises,he has to top d list
    I thnk in past few yrs he concentrates more on money than art and acting..
    So businessman more ovr an actor.,
    dat iz d reason his movies nt faring exceptional in india,tho his last three
    Movies wer audience frndly nd entertaining…

  • king khan rocks
    and sallu khan still crying
    wake up this is not indian magazine
    this is international magazine american forbes so stop your sick comments that srk buys and manipulate media we are fed up with ur excuses bring another
    and weddings will never make u top such a prestigious list.

  • @remotecontrol just like we are fed up of your excuses about why srk’s last 4-5 releases are not doing exceptional business,right??like before every srk movie releases,it is bound to break the records..but after the release,….ready is still safe..he he he he..

  • srk wins worldwide recoginition even if you forcefully make salman a superstar his days are numbered!!! so lets see Globally the achievements of srk

    Opus
    Dato – knighthood in malaysia
    – madame tausand – in new york
    marakesh flm festival award
    french award-
    Unicef award

    these are all international awards give me an award won by any of your so called “superstars” be it aamir khan or salman khan or even amitabh bacchan or even akkshay kumar!!!! none whatso ever so to top the list tho adat ban chuki hai now let them fight for no.2

  • LMAO! Aamir Khan not even in top 10? Trumped even by Katrina and Kareena? Chhee chhee! And his fans pretend he’s ahead of everyone. The fact is from 90s till now, Aamir has always been the distant third Khan, lagging behind SRK and Salman. 2 big hits in 25 years can’t take a laggard ahead.

  • @123@SOMEDAY
    INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF SRK:
    1. DATUK- EQUIVALENT TO BRITISH KNIGHTHOOD(MALAYSIA)
    2. BRAND LAURETTE(MALAYSIA)
    3. BEST FILM AWARD FOR MY NAME IS KHAN AT THE MOROCCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(2011)
    4. ROYAL GOLD MEDAL OF HONOUR AT THE MOROCCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(2012)
    5. FIRST ACTOR IN THE HISTORY OF WORLD CINEMA TO GET A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE AGE OF 46 YEARS AT DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(2011)
    6. FRENCH HONOUR (FRANCE)
    7. FIRST INDIAN ACTOR TO SIGN THE GUEST BOOK OF BERLIN(GERMANY) IN 2010
    8. DEGREE OF DOCTORATE IN ACTING FROM YALE UNIVERSITY(U.S.A.)

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