Virat Kohli


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At a Glance

Profession Cricketer
Source of earnings Cricket, Endorsements
Career High Point ICC cricketer of the year in 2018
Number of times on list since 2017 3
Earnings 2019
(In Rs crore)
Three-year Snapshot

#1 Celeb 100 Rank 2019

#2 Celeb 100 Rank 2018
#3 Celeb 100 Rank 2017

The Indian men's cricket captain continues to remain a prolific run scorer, notching up 826 runs in 13 Test innings and 1,054 ODI (One Day International) runs in 20 ODI outings in 2019. He currently occupies the top spot for ICC batting rankings in both Tests and ODIs. Kohli has also proved his mettle as a business-person. He endorses brands such as Uber, Audi, MRF, Manyavar and Tissot among others, while One8, a brand he co-created with Puma, has already crossed the Rs 100-crore revenue mark. His estimated earnings in 2019 are pegged at about Rs 253 crore.

2019 Celebrity 100


Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

The actor beat global A-listers like Rihanna and Bradley Cooper in this year's Forbes US list of World's Highest-Paid Celebrities.


Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Salman Khan slipped from the top position on the list to number three. He had only one movie release—Bharat—this year.


Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has moved further up the ranks, making it to the top five with a successful season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.

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