Indian Celebrities are one of the richest in world. They earn a lot of money from their profession plus business and also from endorsements. Here is the list of 20 richest Indian Celebrity in 2015 according to Forbes. This list is based on the money earned by these celebrities in 2014.
According to Forbes The period under consideration was October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014
Top 20 Richest Indian Celebrity in 2015
1 Million USD = 6 Crore Indian Rupees (1 USD=60 Rs.)
1. Salman Khan – 244 Crore
With two massive hits Jai Ho and Kick, plus A Super Hit reality TV show Bigg Boss, Salman Khan became richest Indian Celebrity in 2015. He also endorse a lots of brands.
2. Shahrukh Khan – 203 Crore
First time in last 3 years Shahrukh Khan did not top the list of richest Indian celebrity. One reason is that he had no movie released in that time frame,but still 203 crore massive amount which he earned mostly from endorsements.
3. Amitabh Bachchan – 196 Crore
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is third richest Indian Celebrity in 2015 with an earning of 196 Crore Rs. His income source had been mostly Endorsement and Kaun Banega Crorepati – Game show which he hosts.
4. Akshay Kumar – 172 Crore
Akshay Kumar had a good year with Holiday being super hit and Entertainment fairing more than average on Box Office. He cam back on TV with Dance to Dare show which was a success.
5. MS Dhoni – 142 Crore
Indian Cricket Captain MS Dhoni is the fifth richest Indian Celebrity in 2015. His income came from number of Endorsements, Cricket Matches and IPL. He also owns Channaiyan FC football team in ISL and a Motor Bike Team as well.
6. Ranbir Kapoor – 93 Crore
Next Generation superstar of Kapoor Family earned 93 Crore in 2014 which took him to 6th spot in the list. Though he had only one film released in this year Besharam, which was a flop, still he had a good earning from 11 Endorsements .
7. Hrithik Roshan – 85 Crore
With two big hit Krrish 3 and Bang Bang, Hrithik Roshan had a great year professionally. His personal life had a set back as he and Susane Khan seperated after 13 year of marriage.
8. Aamir Khan – 81 Crore
Very selective actor when it comes to endorsements or movies. Though he only had one film released but it was biggest grossed in Bollywood history – Dhoom 3. He was busy with his show Satyamev Jayte hence he did not shoot for any other film. Still Aamir Khan is 8th richest Indian celebrity in 2015
9. Deepika Padukone – 67 Crore
Leading lady in Bollywood and also highest earning Bollywood actress in 2015. Most of her income came from two movies – Finding Fanny and Goliyon ki Raas Leela – Ram Leela and from Endorsements whose list is long.
10. Saif Ali Khan – 63 Crore
A list of flop films both as producer and actor but still made it on the number 10 spot of richest Indian celebrity in 2015. Most of his income came from 11 Endorsements.
11. Sachin Tendulkar – 60 Crore
Retired from cricket but still his popularity and fame going upwards only. He earned 60 crore last year making him one of the richest Indian celebrity in 2015. He also owns Kerala Blasters in ISL.
12. VIrat Kohli – 59 Crore
Next Superstar of Indian Cricket who was in the rumour for his affair with actress Anushka Sharma, later he confirmed rumour was true. He played most International cricket last year and earned 60 crore from cricket plus endorsements.
13. Priyanka Chopra – 54 Crore
One of the Bollywood’s International name of in Hollywood Priyanka Chopra had two hit this year with Krissh 3 and Marry Kom. Her songs with Pit Bull and Will I Am top Indian charts but went unnoticed in USA.
14. Mahesh Babu – 51 Crore
One of the biggest name in Telugu film industry who also became one of the richest Indian Celebrity in 2015.
15. A R Rahman – 50 Crore
Indian Music legen A R Rahman earned 50 this year. He had a good year with Higway and Kochadaiiyaan music doing well in India.
16 Kareena Kapoor – 49.5 Crore
With 18 brands endorsements Kareen Kapoor remained in the list of highest earning celebrities in India.
17. A. R. Murugadoss – 44 Crore
With Holiday in Bollywood, Bengali film Game (Both remake of his own telugu film), Tamil action thriller Thupakki and Kaththi, which became the highest grossing Tamil film of the year, Murugadoss became one of the richest Indian celebrity in 2015.
18. Ajay Devgan – 44 Crore
Though he had a great year on Box Office as SIngham Returns grossed around 150 Crore he remained in the bottom part of this list. Reason is only 3 endorsements which is big factor in celebrities earning.
19. Ajith Kumar – 40 Crore
Ajith Kumar is one of the biggest star of his generation and had a productive year with tw big hits Arrambam and Veeram. Both movie were blockbuster making him one of the richest Indian celbrity in 2015.
20. Katrina Kaif – 39 Crore
Katrina Kaif is last name in our list, with 39 crore in her bag she is 20th richest Indian celebrity in 2015. With few endorsements slipping away she fall from top 10 last year to 20th spot this year.
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