Actor, producer and businessman out-earned Tom Cruise in 2013, but was beaten to number one spot by Jerry Seinfeld
Bollywood’s highest earning celebrity Shah Rukh Khan earned in excess of £25m last year, securing his title as the second richest actor in the world.
The 48-year-old Bollywood star, dubbed King Khan, out-earned Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp in 2013, and has an estimated personal fortune of £350m.
Khan has starred in over 50 Hindi films over his glittering 20-year career, co-owns the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders, and has his own successful production company. His latest film, Chennai Express, earned him £3m and broke several Bollywood box office records on its debut.
Khan was the only Bollywood star to feature in the top ten of the international celebrity rich list for 2013 – compiled by Wealth-X – and was beaten to the number one spot by Jerry Seinfeld. Married to Indian film producer Gauri Chibber, Khan’s vast fortune includes homes in Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai and London.
Much of the Bollywood king’s wealth comes from highly lucrative endorsement deals with companies such as Nokia, Pepsi and TAG Heuer. He is reportedly in talks with a spice brand for an endorsement which would see him pocket another £2m. His savvy marketing skills lead Forbes Middle East to recently place him number one in their annual ranking of the world’s top Indian leaders.
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