Virat Kohli continues to remain head and shoulders above other sports personalities in the latest Forbes list where they name the highest earners.
India skipper’s tally reads Rs 100.72 crore, putting him in third place in the 100 celebrities list, behind Bollywood actors Salman Khan (Rs 232.83 crore) and Shah Rukh Khan (Rs 170.5 crore). Actress Priyanka Chopra has been named as the only female celebrity in top 10 list.
PV Sindhu, fourth in sports personalities list and 13th overall, is the highest money gainer (in percentage terms) with her brand rising after the 2016 Olympic silver medal. It has impacted her earnings which have increased nearly 17 times.
The methodology for calculation of the figure and the subsequent ranking is based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. In order to ascertain the figures, Forbes took independent estimates from industry insiders, talent management agencies, film and TV production companies, publishers, music industry professionals, sports consultants, advertising and media agencies, brand marketers, celebrity managers and other relevant experts.
Sachin Tendulkar is second in the sports list (Rs 82.50 crore), former India captain MS Dhoni is third (Rs 63.77 crore) and Ravichandran Ashwin (Rs 34.67 crore) rounds off the top five crickets in the list.
Other non-cricketers in the list are: Saina Nehwal (Rs 31 crore), golfer Anirban Lahiri (Rs 12.44 crore), Kidambi Srikanth (Rs 6.13 crore), Sania Mirza (Rs 2.80 crore) and Sunil Chhetri, at 100th, on Rs 2.30 crore.
In total, 21 sports personalities make the top-100.
Here are the top 10 from the list of Forbes India 2017 Celebrity 100 (In crores):
- Salman Khan – 232.83
- Shah Rukh Khan – 170.5
- Virat Kohli – 100.72
- Akshay Kumar – 98.25
- Sachin Tendulkar – 82.5
- Aamir Khan – 68.75
- Priyanka Chopra – 68
- MS Dhoni – 63.77
- Hrithik Roshan – 63.12
- Ranveer Singh – 62.63