Bollywood superstar Salman Khan had toppled his actor-friend Shah Rukh Khan to become the top earning celebrity of 2016 in Forbes India Celebrity list with an estimated income of Rs 270.33 crore.
The Forbes India Celebrity list rankings are based on estimates of entertainment earnings and estimates of fame.
Thanks to his recent stupendous success of film Sultan, Salman Khan has earned a whopping 270 crore for the year 2016 which includes his remuneration for the films and his brand endorsements.
Shah Rukh Khan, who was leading the chart a year ago takes the second spot with his total earnings of Rs 221.75 crores.
The other leading celebrities in the list include Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar and MS Dhoni chronologically.
However, the 50 year old Salman Khan is placed at no.2 in terms of fame , which is topped by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli who is on a run scoring mission.
While both the Khans made it to the top three, Aamir dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since 2012. Since the actor had no release or endorsed a brand during the desired time frame, he couldn’t make it to the top and now stand on number 13.