Forbes is back with its annual list of highest-earning Bollywood celebrities for 2018 and that has Salman Khan at the top. Yes, Bhai fans have all the good reasons to rejoice for the actor bagged this position for third consecutive time. Thanks to his high earning movies, brand endorsements and TV shows, the Dabangg star was able to earn Rs 253.25 crore between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, thereby making him the highest earning actor for this year. Following him in the second position is Indian cricket team captain and ace skipper, Virat Kohli with Rs 228.09 crore earnings. It's interesting to note that Salman is not willing to leave his top position and his ability to score high with his every outing coupled with numerous projects is the reason why he's able to maintain this oh-so-good record. Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Are the Only Bollywood Stars to Make It to the New 100 Outstanding Asians List.
Following Virat Kohli is Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar with Rs 185 crores and then comes Deepika Padukone with Rs 112.8 crores. She's the first woman to feature in the top 5 of this list ever since it was created in 2012 and major reason behind this is the recent success of Padmaavat and her ad commercials. Following DP, is ex-Indian cricket team captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni with total earnings of Rs 101.77 crores. Other major celebs like Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Devgn sum up the rest of the top 10. Aamir Khan's Thugs of Hindostan, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0, Ranking All November 2018 Releases From Worst To The Best.
Shockingly, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra's ranking has slipped down majorly and you can blame their no film release for it. While the actor came down to 13th position from number 2, PeeCee came down to 49 from number 7. Since they had no major film release, most of their earnings are calculated keeping businesses and endorsements in mind.