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Shah Rukh Khan tops Forbes Celebrity List 2013

New Delhi, Dec 14 (): Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has topped the 2nd edition of Forbes India’s celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India’s most powerful celebrities.

Shah Rukh has taken the top slot of the Top 100 celebrity list through his earnings and popularity from his mega hit film ‘Chennai Express’.

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has taken the second place. He has moved up one step from the third spot last year to the number two spot with his huge popularity and endorsement deals.

Bollywood star Salman Khan was in the second position last year and now he has slipped from the second spot and has earned the third spot in the list. They are followed by Sachin Tendulkar in the fourth pace and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the fifth place.

Katrina Kaif is the only woman who has made it to the Top 10. Indian cricket vice-captain Virat Kohli too featured in the list and went on to become the youngest to achieve the feat.

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Virender Sehwag have made an exit from the top 10 list. Instead, Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan have joined the list with eight and 10th positions, respectively.

The Celebrity 100 measures fame and money, which includes estimated entertainment related earnings from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012, and how common they are on television, internet (including social media) and print. The entire process was verified by Ernst & Young, the official tabulators.

The celebrity list includes film stars, film directors, authors, singers, music directors, sports personalities, television actors and stand-up comedians.

Here is the top 10 list:

Position 2013 List 2012 List
1. Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni Salman Khan
3. Salman Khan Mahendra Singh Dhoni
4. Sachin Tendulkar Akshay Kumar
5. Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan
6. Akshay Kumar Sachin Tendulkar
7. Virat Kohli Kareena Kapoor
8. Ranbir Kapoor Virendar Sehwag
9. Katrina Kaif Virat Kohli
10. Hrithik Roshan Katrina Kaif