AR Rahman is top musician on the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

By Bryan Durham - December 5, 2018

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AR Rahman is top musician on the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

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!

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