One of the top rated industries in India is the film industry, Bollywood, where actors get phenomenal amounts of money, fame as well as respect. Indian actors make whopping sums of money through films, advertisements and endorsements, making them among the richest people in the country.
Here is the list of top 10 richest actors in India:
1. Shahrukh Khan
Popularly known as the King Khan, Shahrukh Khan is the undisputed leader on the list of richest actors in India, besides being the second richest actor in the world, owing to his net worth exceeding $ 600 million. He owns a production house called Red Chillies Entertainment, along with an IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. He charges as much as Rs 50 crores per film.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
Having a whopping net worth of $ 400 million makes Amitabh Bachchan the second richest actor in the country. This legendary actor was known as the Angry Young Man in the period of eighties and is still considered as the jewel in the crown of the Indian cinema. Despite being in his seventies, the actor is still going strong.
3. Salman Khan
At number position on this list is the most loved super star, Salman Khan, who has a net worth of $ 200 million. Most of his films reach the 100 crore club, which is the reason of his being revered as the most successful actors. Additionally, he makes huge sums from endorsements and TV shows like “Bigg Boss”. He charges Rs 45 crore for a film.
4. Aamir Khan
Featuring on number 4 in this list is Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan, with a magnificent net worth of $ 185 million. Aamir does just one movie a year, but delivers nothing less than a masterpiece. His much awaited film “PK” is expected to do a wonderful job.
5. Akshay Kumar
The fifth richest actor in India, with a net worth of $ 100 million is the Punjabi Khiladi, Akshay Kumar. He is a versatile actor, who has delivered super hits in different genres like comedy, action, romance and drama, which makes him one of the highest paid actors in the industry.
6. Hrithik Roshan
The next name on the list of richest actors in India is that of super hero Hrithik Roshan, who has a net worth of $ 70 million. The handsome hunk started his career with “Kaho Na Pyar Hai” and has given some raving hits like “Koi Mil Gaya”, “Krrish”, “Krrish3” and “Jodhaa Akbar”. His divorce with Suzanne Roshan has been one of the most expensive in the country.
7. Saif Ali Khan
Featuring next on this list is the younger Nawab, Saif Ali Khan having net worth of $40 million , charges nearly Rs 20 crore per film. Saif is married to one of the most richest and highest paid Indian actresses, Kareena Kapoor and has inherited huge wealth from his father too.
8. Ranbir Kapoor
Next on the list, with the net worth of $ 66 million is the young heart throb of the nation, Ranbir Kapoor, who is the son of the super star of yesteryears, Rishi Kapoor. He has tasted huge success with films like “Bachna Ae Hasino”, “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” and “Ajab Prem ki Gajab Kahaani”.
9. Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt is another actor, counted among the most successful ones in the country, with a whopping net worth of $ 55 million. He has had a successful film career, but it was marred with controversies, such as involvement in drugs and illegal arms cases.
10. John Abraham
On number 10 among the richest actors in India is John Abraham, who has net worth of $ 55 million. This good looking actor has big hits like “Jism”, “Desi Boyz”, “Dostana” and “Race 2” to his credit.
Ranvir Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Ajay Devgan are some other high earning actors in India. (Source)