For the first time in last years, Virat Kohli becomes the first sportsman to tops the Forbes top 100 celebrity list in India. This list is based on the salary obtained by famous personalities from October 2018 to September 2019. Virat Kohli has the income of Rs 252.72 crore between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2019, according to Forbes, took the pole position. Akshay Kumar is in the second position with his earnings of Rs 293.25 crore in the period.
Though Virat’s salary is lesser compared to Akshay’s salary the reason for the first position is given by Forbes itself. The reason is as follows, “The celebrity ranks are based on an aggregate of the estimated earnings and their calculated fame quotient, via print and social media reach. Some celebrities who score very high on fame might be ranked higher than those who have stronger revenues, but a poor fame score”.
Salman Khan is pushed to third place who continuously throned thrice from 2016. Other south Indian actors like Superstar Rajnikanth, Vijay, Dhanush also join the list. The cricketing legends Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar is also included in the list. The Oscar fame and musical King A.R.Rahman rank in this list.