Top 20 Richest Bollywood Actors

By Abhinandan Lawati

It may surprise you that the richest Bollywood actors earn much more than their Hollywood counterparts. Bollywood releases more movies than Hollywood does in a year. Bollywood actors are some of the richest actors in the world. A congressional review of the article below will surprise you; some of these actors have more money than most Hollywood actors. 

amitabh bachchanAmitabh Bachchan, a legend in the Bollywood film industry is worth an amazing $400 Million!
  • The Top 10 Richest Bollywood actors have a net worth of $1.2 billion.
  • Shah Rukh Khan is the second richest actor in the world after Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Shah Rukh Khan received Rs 50 as his first salary for working as an usher at a concert.
  • Dharmendra was paid a meager amount of Rs 51(less than a dollar) for a role in his debut movie Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere. 
  • Salman Khan is known to have a strange fetish for soaps.
  • Over 2.7 billion movie tickets are purchased annually by Indians to watch the latest Bollywood flicks.
  • According to reports, Ranbir Kapoor still takes Rs 1500 as pocket money from his mother. He receives that amount every week.
  • Amitabh Bachchan is known to be ambidextrous. He can write equally well with both of his hands.
  • About 1000 films are produced in Bollywood each year. That’s double the amount of what Hollywood can churn out.
  • The average Bollywood film costs around $1.5 Million to make compared to Hollywood’s $48 Million.

1. Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth : $600 million

Shah Rukh Khan is nicknamed King Khan for obvious reasons. He is the richest Bollywood actor in the world with a net worth of $600 million. The actor has starred in over 50 movies over the years and some of his notable hits are Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuck Kuch Hota Hain, My Name is Khan, and Chennai Express etc.

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2. Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth : $400 million

Amitabh Bachchan can be considered a veteran in the Bollywood industry. He has a net worth of $400 million and has starred in over 400 movies. The actor initially gained prominence by acting in movies such Deewar and Zanjeer. He earned another feather to his cap recently when he starred in the Hollywood movie, The Great Gatsby.  By the way Bachchan is the father in law of Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai.

3. Salman Khan Net Worth : $200 million

Salman Khan has a net worth of $200 million and he has a fan following like no other. He is one of the most popular stars in the industry and he has lived up to the billing with releases of blockbusters Dabangg, Ready, Ek Tha Tiger and Dabanng 2 etc. 

4. Aamir Khan Net Worth : $180 million

Aamir Khan is nicknamed the Perfectionist and he has a net worth of $180 million. The actor has received many accolades for his performances which includes 4 National Film Awards and 7 Filmfare Awards. Some of the blockbusters he has delivered over the years are Ghajini, Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots , and Dhoom 3 etc. 

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5. Akshay Kumar Net Worth : $150 million

It is pretty difficult for an outsider to make his mark in the Bollywood industry but Akshay Kumar has overcome the odds. The actor has a net worth of $150 million and has acted in over 125 movies. He has been a part of several successful movies and some of them are Dhadkan, Andaaz, Namastey London, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Singh is Kinng, Housefull, and Housefull 2 etc. 

6. Shashi Kapoor Net Worth : $80 million

The ailing Shashi Kapoor cannot walk anymore; he is paralyzed. The veteran actor starred in several successful movies during his heyday. He was one of the first Indians to star in several British and American movies such as The Householder, Shakespeare Wallah, Heat and Dust, and The Deceivers etc. 

7. Dharmendra Net Worth : $70 million

Owing to old age, the He-Man of Bollywood, Dharmendra no longer stars frequently in movies these days. The actor has a net worth of $70 million and currently goes about his day with his political duties. The actor is the proud recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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8. Irrfan Khan Net Worth : $50 million

Irrfan Khan is easily one of the best Bollywood actors around. He has a net worth of $50 million and has acted in several Hollywood movies as well. The actor initially gained prominence acting in Bollywood movies such as The Warrior, Maqbool, and Paan Singh Tomar etc. Some of the English movies he has acted in are The Namesake, New York: I Love You, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Life of Pi etc. 

9. Sunny Deol Net Worth : $50 million

Sunny Deol is the son of legendary actor Dharmendra. Sunny boasts of a fortune estimated to be around $50 million. The actor polished his craft by enrolling in various acting schools in England. Sunny Deol’s major blockbusters are Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Border, Betaab,Arjun, and Yamla Pagla Deewana etc. 

10. Saif Ali Khan Net Worth : $40 million

Saif Ali Khan was born with a silver spoon. He was born to cricketer and the Nawab of Pataudi Mansoor Ali Khan and actress Sharmila Tagore. He possesses a net worth of $40 million and has starred in major successful flicks such as Kal Ho Naa Ho, Dil Chahta Hai, Hum Tum, Race, Omkara, and Love Aaj Kal etc. He is married to Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan

Here are the rest of the richest stars in Bollywood:

11. Rishi Kapoor Net Worth : $40 million

12. Ajay Devgan Net Worth : $30 million

13. Hrithik Roshan Net Worth : $30 million

14. Ranbir Kapoor Net Worth : $30 million

15. Abhishek Bachchan Net Worth : $30 million

16. John Abraham Net Worth : $26 million

17. Shahid Kapoor Net Worth : $20 million

18. Anil Kapoor Net Worth : $12 million

19. Emraan Hashmi Net Worth : $12 million

20. Sanjay Dutt Net Worth : $10 million

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