Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Virat Kohli are among the top 5 Indian celebrity earners (Image courtesy: AFP)
Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Virat Kohli are among the top 5 Indian celebrity earners (Image courtesy: AFP)

Virat Kohli has grabbed the third spot in the Forbes list of top 100 Indian celebrities of the year. Salman Khan tops the list. The Salman-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai hit the theatres on Friday. Salman’s earning in 2017 stands at INR 232.83 crore. Shah Rukh Khan follows him with an earning of INR 170.5 crore.

Kohli’s earnings in the year amount to Rs 100.72. However, the top three names are in the same order as they were in 2016. Forbes notes, “But although the top three held on to their ranks, their cumulative earnings declined by almost 20 percent, down to INR 504.05 crore compared to last year’s total of INR 626.52 crore.”

The top 10 celebrities on the list (in the order of ranks) are: Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar, Sachin Tendulkar, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, MS Dhoni, Hrithik Roshan and Ranveer Singh.

Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni are the only other cricketers in the top 10 list. Tendulkar earned INR 82.5 crore while former Indian captain Dhoni’s earnings were INR 63.77 crore.

Cricketers in the top 100 list:

Rank Name Earning
3 Virat Kohli INR 100.72 crore
5 Sachin Tendulkar INR 82.5 crore
8 MS Dhoni INR 63.77 crore
23 R Ashwin INR 34.67 crore
24 Ravindra Jadeja INR 34.58 crore
30 Rohit Sharma INR 30.82 crore
43 Shikhar Dhawan INR 15.94 crore
68 Yuvraj Singh INR 11.6 crore
85 Ajinkya Rahane INR 5.56 crore
86 Cheteshwar Pujara INR 5.48 crore
87 Murali Vijay INR 4.2 crore
89 KL Rahul INR 4.04 crore
90 Umesh Yadav INR 3.94 crore
94 Hardik Pandya INR 3.04 crore
99 Bhuvneshwar Kumar INR 2.53 crore

Virat Kohli’s wife Anuskha Sharma too features in the top 100 list. The actor and producer is in the 32nd position in the list with an earning of INR 28.25 crore.