Mumbai: India's ace cricketer Virat Kohli has dethroned superstar Salman Khan and became the first sportsperson to gain the top spot in the Forbes India list, since its Inception, with an annual earning of rupees 252.72 crores. Virat Kohli has surpassed Salman Khan who ruled at the top for the previous 3 years and has left down to the third position in the year 2019.
Forbes just released its celebrity 100 list and for the first time ever a sports personality has managed to dethrone a Bollywood topshot for the top spot with Khan's approximate earning being rupees 229. 25 crores.
It has been done for the first time in the history of Forbes releasing the list that large number of women have been featured on the same. Bollywood actresses Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone have been featured on the top 10 of the Forbes list. According to the folks nearly one third of the list is women personalities who have done well in their respective fields. Gully boy actress Alia Bhatt gained a spot followed by Deepika Padukone who was at number 10. This is for the first time ever that the two women are in the top 10 list of Forbes. There are 30 women on the top 100 list of Forbes, the number going up from 17th in year 2018.
Apart from Virat Kohli it is Sachin Tendulkar who was featured in the top 10 list on number 9. Another cricketer Rohit Sharma also manage to attain the spot in top 10 of Forbes 2019. Shahrukh Khan with an estimated earning of rupees 124.38 crore climbed his way back into the top 10 of 2019 Forbes list. It was, however, stated 27% lower than 2018 list.
Thirteen celebrities from the south industry have also made it to the list of top hundred. While superstar Rajinikanth is on the 13th spot, other famous names from the b-town are Kalki Koechlin and Saif Ali Khan that have climbed up in the list.
2019 became a good year for culinary experts and several chefs who made it to the list through their TV shows and brand endorsements. Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar and Vikas Khanna were featured on the list of the top 100 with Ranveer clinching the 96 the spot. Vikas Khanna was spotted at number 97.