Mahesh Babau continues to live up to his nickname Prince. In the latest Forbes Celebrity list for 2016 released just a few hours back, Mahesh continues to be the top celebrity earner among all south Indians. This is a feat he has been continuously achieving for the last few years irrespective of the fate of his films at the box office.
With an income of Rs 42 crs in 2016, Mahesh babu is ahead of Tamil star Suriya ( Rs 38.5 crs) and Jr NTR ( 36 crs). Following closely are Rajnikanth ( 35crs), Kamal Hasan and Vikram ( Rs 32 crs each).
Rest of South Indians in the Top 100 celebrity list are Dhanush ( 28 crs), Allu Arjun ( 27crs), Ram Charan ( 26 crs), Vijay ( 24 crs), Saina Nehwal ( 20.18crs), Sania Mirza ( 14.58 crs), Shruti Hasan ( 6.9crs), Prabhu Deva ( Rs 6.5crs), Kajal agarwal ( 6 crs) and finally PV Sindhu ( Rs 3.42 crs).
Of course, the earnings of South Indian celebrities pales in comparison to the top celebrity earner Salman Khan ( Rs 270 crs) or even the top sports earner, Virat Kohli ( Rs 134 crs). And these Top celebrity earners like Salman and Virat are not even a small fraction of the Top business earners like Mukesh Ambani etc.