AR Rahman is top musician on the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List
By Bryan Durham - December 5, 2018
Salman Khan tops list overall
In a list that ranks Indian celebrities based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities, the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List features mostly cricketers and actors in the top 10.
#11 however belongs to a musician. India’s best known musician, in fact. AR Rahman is ranked eleventh on this list with earnings of ₹66.75 crore in the past year.
Arijit Singh, not surprisingly is India’s highest earning singer this year, coming in at #18 with earnings of ₹43. 32 crore, outranking the likes of Shankar Ehsaan Loy (#22), Amit Trivedi (#31), Nucleya (#38), Vishal-Shekhar (#43), Diljit Dosanjh (#45), Sonu Nigam (#46), Mika Singh (#51), Salim-Sulaiman (#61) and Badshah (#63).
This brings the tally of musicians/singers on the list to 15. It’s a big deal, given that the actors and directors of the major film industries and athletes (mostly cricketers) make up a bulk of this list.
Pays to be a musician in India, it seems. And as far as indie artists go, Nucleya is absolutely killing it!>