Some of the richest Bollywood actors include names which are not very obvious. That Bollywood and the acting profession pays well is quite a known fact. However, some of the richest Bollywood actors haven’t reached there just by amassing this wealth through their acting. These rich actors have put the ‘don’t put all your eggs into one basket’ into use quite aptly and very smartly. Their net worth is millions and this includes income from various sources.
If you need a lesson or two on how to invest smartly, these richest Bollywood actors could teach all a lesson. Instead of entrepreneurs, we could take a leaf out of their books and learn about how to make money smartly. Let’s learn something new about some of the favorite Bollywood stars then, shall we?
Here are the list of top richest Bollywood actors:
1. Shah Rukh Khan – 5,100 Crore
Not surprisingly, King Khan has been rightly named as he is on the top of the list of richest Bollywood actors. With a net worth of a whopping Rs. 5,100 Crore, the Badshah of Bollywood has amassed this much wealth through more than 100 Bollywood movies, various brand endorsements, and his cricket franchise team Kolkata Knight Riders. As of 2018, Shah Rukh charges Rs 20-25 crore per film and his leading brand endorsements include Tag Heuer, Airtel, Videocon, Emami, Hyundai, Pepsodent, Dish TV etc for which he charges 3.5 to 4 crores a day.
2. Amitabh Bachchan – 1,000 Crores
He is probably the only actor of his generation who is still actively appearing in at least one movie every year. Despite being 75, Amitabh Bachchan continues to earn through acting. His other source of income is brand endorsements. The assets include two palatial bungalows in Bombay and a residential property in France. In addition, he also has properties in Noida, Bhopal, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Gandhinagar. His net worth as of 2018 is estimated to be approximately Rs. 1000 Crores, making him one of the richest Bollywood actors. His movie charges and brand endorsement charges are 20 crores per film and 2.5 crores a day, respectively. His leading brand endorsements include Parker Pens, Dabur, Dairy Milk, Boroplus, ICICI, Kalyan Jewellers, Gujarat Tourism, Navratna Oil, Maggi.
3. Ranbir Kapoor – 307 crores
Hailing from the Kapoor clan already makes him entitled enough. But this actor too makes it to the richest Bollywood actors list because of his Rs 307 Crores net worth. He charges a good 15 to 25 crore per film and this is rumoured to have increased after the mammoth success of his latest Sanju. Apart from acting, Ranbir also earns his bucks as a producer and as a brand ambassador for Docomo, CloseUp, Hero, Lays, Pepsi, Nissan, and Blackberry for which he charges around 2.5-3.5 Crores per brand endorsement. He has also invested in the Indian Super League in Mumbai City FC which raised $1 million seed funding from angel investors in the UK and India in 2017.
4. Aamir Khan – 1,300 Crore
Aamir Khan isn’t known as the perfectionist of Bollywood for nothing. His per film fees of Rs. 50 crores have made him one of the richest Bollywood actors currently. His net worth currently stands at approximately Rs.1300 Crore.
5. Akshay Kumar – 1,192 Crore
Khiladi Akshay Kumar is known in the film circuit for being smart in his investments and earnings. His net worth stands at approximately 1192 crore rupees. Of this, his major asset is his duplex bungalow in Mumbai. He also owns a lavish flat in Worli (Mumbai) and a bungalow at Anjuna beach in Goa. His estimated investment in Khalsa Warriors team of the World Kabaddi League is 5 crores. He charges around 30 crores as his acting fees in movies and his endorsement charges are 2.4 crores per day.
6. Irrfan Khan – 96 Crore
One of the most critically acclaimed actors of this generation, Irrfan stands lower than most of his contemporaries at a net worth of 96 crore rupees. His acting fees are Rs. 7 crore per movie and he charges 1.5 crore per day for endorsements.
7. Shahid Kapoor – 181 Crore
Shahid Kapoor’s Bollywood career has been topsy-turvy. However, his net worth of Rs. 181 Crore has made him financially quite stable. In fact, it has got him on the list of richest Bollywood actors currently. He charges around 15 crores per film and his endorsement fees are rs. 2 crores per day.
8. Hrithik Roshan – 2,600 Crore
With a net worth of Rs.2600 Crore, Hrithik is a top contender for richest Bollywood actors. Despite not having a hit under his name since the past few years, Hrithik has managed to earn his bucks through several brand endorsements. His acting fees are Rs 40 crore per movie and he charges Rs 3 crores per day as endorsement fees.
9. Ajay Devgan – 200 Crore
Ajay Devgan’s net worth is around 200 crore rupees. Given the fact that he rarely gives out a flop movie, he has earned quite a good name for himself as an actor. This is also why he has many brand endorsements under his belt. He charges approximately Rs 22-25 crores per movie. His endorsement fees are Rs. 5 crores per hour.
10. Salman Khan – 1,900 Crore
The Bhai of Bollywood is a must-have on the list of richest Bollywood actors. After all, he charges a whopping 60 crores for his movies. His property consists of his Galaxy Apartments residence, Arpita Farms in Panvel, two production houses, a fleet of luxury cars and motorbikes, as well a host of brand endorsements. He is also currently the highest paid television host in India. As per recent reports, Salman gets paid a mind-boggling 11 crores per episode of Big Boss. Guess what’s his net worth? It’s Rs. 1900 crore.
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(originally written for TopYaps.com)