Mumbai: The famous Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli topped the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list of the most popular celebrity of 2016 on Friday. He also managed to beat Bollywood superstars Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and also the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan who were also the part of the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List but they were no match for the popular cricketer.
One of the most aggressive captains India has ever produced, Kohli has been the charming personality among the cricketing fans as well as females from all across the globe. Apart from his dominance in the cricketing arena, this youth icon has been successful in making a mark in the advertising industry leaving behind many stalwarts who had been ruling the industry.
However when it comes to annual income, the 28-year old finished third behind Salman and Shah Rukh in annual earnings, but there was no stopping Kohli in the Fame Rankings, which are calculated based on the celebrities’ media visibility across print and television and also their social media reach.
In the income list, Salman beats Shah Rukh and topped the list with an approximate income of Rs 270.33 crore while Kohli finished at the third place after Shah Rukh with an estimated income of Rs 134.44 crore. If we talk about the last year Dhoni was on the seventh position but this year he slipped to fifth with earnings of Rs 122.48 crore and seventh position was taken up by Tendulkar with earnings of Rs 58 crore.