Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Mammootty Finds a Place In Forbes India Celebrity 100 List!

Mammootty Finds a Place In Forbes India Celebrity 100 List!

"With cumulative earnings of Rs 3,140.25 crore, it was a lucrative year for the 100 celebrities on the list". Though he retired from the game in 2013, his earnings stood at 80 crore this year compared to the average of 73.12 crore over the past seven years. In the list, the actor has been placed at the 49th spot. Salman, 52, cemented his place in the top spot thanks to the commercial success of his movies Tiger Zinda Hai and Race 3.

Virat Kohli is the highest-earning sports star in India while 20 other sportspersons are in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List.

Ranveer Singh is number eight with Rs 84.67 crores and Ajay Devgn ranks tenth on the list with Rs 74.5 crores.

Deepika Padukone, who gained enormous critical and commercial acclaim for her role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 2018 film Padmaavat, broke into the top five and snagged the fourth spot with earnings amounting to Rs 112.8 crore.

There is mixed representation from the prolific South Indian film industry.

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Shahrukh Khan has slipped down by 33 percent from second position to 13th position in the list as he had no release in between October 2017 and September 2018.

Brian Carvalho, Editor, Forbes India, said: "The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities". Importantly, Mammootty is the only Malayalam actor who has found a place in the Top 100 list.

15 celebrities from South Indian Cinema also made it to the list.

Rohit Sharma is the fifth highest earning sportsperson in India followed by Hardik Pandya who is the biggest gainer this year.

Aamir Khan ranks sixth with Rs 97.5 crore, closely followed by his "Thugs of Hindostan" co-star Amitabh Bachchan at No 7 with Rs 96.17 as earnings.

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