is back at the top yet again. The King Khan regained his position as India’s top-earning celebrity in Forbes’ list of the country’s top-earning celebrities with an estimated earning of Rs 257.5 crore.
Shah Rukh had lost his top rank to ‘friend and archrival’ Salman khan last year and had slipped to the third position, Forbes said in its annual India Celebrity List for 2015 on Friday.
Interestingly, the list comes a day after the Bombay High Court acquitted Salman in the hit-and-run case. Salman’s earnings, according to the list, stand at Rs 202.75 crore placing him second on the list.
Amitabh Bachchan is at third position, down from his second position last year. Forbes said the total wealth of top 100 celebrities stood at Rs 2,819 crore.
Forbes said Shah Rukh’s earnings are the highest ever any celebrity has made in the four-year history of the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. In fact, his earnings make up nine per cent of the total wealth of the top 100 celebrities this year, it said, although he still lags behind at number-four in terms ‘fame’ ranking where 73-year-old Bachchan reigns at the top position. Aamir has made it to the top five for the first time. He is at number five on the list this year with an estimated wealth of Rs 104.25 crore, his highest in the last four years.