Divyanka Tripathi Make a Huge Leap On The Forbes Celebrity 100 List

Brenda Watkins
December 21, 2019

The Indian cricket captain was at number two in 2018 but has soared to the top of the list, knocking off Salman Khan, who has dropped to number three. While that was a surprise to fans, it was Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan's ranking this year that has our attention. Salman Khan owned the top spot in 2018 but slipped to the third position with an estimated earning of Rs 229.25 crore in 2019.

Celebrity chefs such as Ranveer Brar and Vikas Khanna feature on the list after a celebrity chefs category was introduced in the Forbes Celebrity 100.

This was through match fees, the BCCI central contract, brand endorsements and an eight-figure fee for every sponsored Instagram post. The second position in the list is dominated by Akshay Kumar whose earning in 2019 is Rs 293.25 crore.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who starred in "Kesari", "Mission Mangal" and "Housefull 4" this year and is also looking forward to the release of "Good Newwz" later in December, jumped one spot to the second rank, with total earnings of Rs293.25 crore (in 2019), a jump of 58.51 per cent from the previous year.

Let us tell you that after disappearing from the world of TV last year, Kapil Sharma has made a big comeback this year and has taken 53rd place in Forbes list.

Superstar Rajinikanth has featured on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 lists since 2014. Besides Alia seen in the 8th position, we also have Deepika Padukone too seen in the 10th position. Among other cricketers, MS Dhoni is ranked fifth (Rs 135.93 crore) while the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar occupies the ninth spot with earning of Rs 76.96 crores. In cricket, a whopping Rs 6.5 crore separates top men players from the women when it comes to the central contract. "Nonetheless in terms of efficiency, there is never any gap", acknowledged Brian Carvalho, Editor, Forbes India.

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