The Forbes magazine has published its list of Celebrity 100 for the year 2019 which has been outdone by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with the earning of Rs 252.72 crore.
Indian batsman Virat Kohli emerged as the top celebrity in the country in a list dominated by cricketers and Bollywood superstars. Kohli, who earned Rs 252.72 crore this year, is followed by film idols Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan. Here is the list of celebrities who made it to the top 10 in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
The rankings are based on assessments of earnings through professions and endorsements of celebrities and estimates of their fame for the October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Akshay is highest earning star from the country with Rs 293.25 crore, registering a rise of 58.51 percent from the previous year, but is placed at the 2nd spot, followed by Salman with the earning of Rs 229.25 crore. Amitabh Bachchan and Indian cricketer MS Dhoni are listed at 4th and 5th spots, with earnings of Rs 239.25 crore and Rs 135.93 crore, respectively. They are charted closely by Shah Rukh Khan, who makes a comeback to the list, and Ranveer Singh, with their respective tows of Rs 124.38 crores and Rs. 118.2 crores.
Despite all the talk about inclusivity, the top-10 list has only two female stars and their earnings pointedly lower than their male counterparts. Alia Bhatt features at 8th with Rs 59.21 crore and Deepika Padukone at 10th with Rs 48 crore. Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is placed 9th on the list with earning of Rs 76.96 crores.
The lists is dominated by men and the fight for pay parity is still a long way to cover.