|Source of earnings||Films|
|Career High Point||While Aadukalam marked a turning point in film career, Dhanush became an overnight internet sensation with song 'Why This Kolaveri Di', the first Indian music video to cross 100 million views on YouTube|
|Number of times on list since 2017||3|
(In Rs crore)
Also known for his Bollywood outings Raanjhanaa and Shamitabh, Dhanush delivered two critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, Vada Chennai and Maari 2 this year. In fact, the song 'Rowdy Baby' from the latter was also ranked among the top 10 'Most Watched Videos' on YouTube in 2019 globally. The remuneration of the 36-year-old, who also owns a production house called Wunderbar Studios, is estimated to be around Rs 31. 75 crore.