Every year Forbes releases a list of the 100 most influential and powerful Indian celebrities. Since many years, we have been seeing Bollywood stars making it to the top of the list but this year has been different. It’s not a Bollywood actor but someone else who has bagged the first spot.
Before we tell you the rank of celebrities, let us make it clear to you that period taken of these ranks and celebrities is from October 2018 to 30 September 2019. One more thing, we want to inform you that high earnings are not the only thing Forbes consider for the rank of celebrities. A person with low earning can also make secure a higher ranking because of his/her popularity. It was in 2011 when Forbes started releasing Indian celebrities list and this is the first time in eight years that an actor is not on the rank one.
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This year, Indian Skipper, Virat Kohli made it to rank one with his earnings of Rs 252.72 crores. Since 2016, Salman Khan was constantly at the number one spot but this time, he is at number 3 with Rs 229.25 crores while actor Akshay Kumar is on the second spot with Rs 293.25 crores.
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan sits at number 4 whereas one more very popular face of the Indian cricket, MS Dhoni is at the 5th position and superstar Shah Rukh Khan manages to get the 6th spot. For the first time, two women are in the top 10 list – Alia Bhatt at the 8th and Deepika Padukone at the 10th position.