NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has edged past Hollywood bigwigs like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp to be listed second in the top 10 wealthiest celebrity list.
According to Wealth-X’s Hollywood and Bollywood Rich List released on 21 May, the 48-year-old actor is estimated to have a fortune of over $600 million.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld tops the list with a fortune of $820 million. Cruise is third, with a fortune of $480 million, while Tyler Perry and Depp are fourth and fifth respectively with an estimated wealth of $450 million each.
With over 50 Hindi films in his 20-year career, Khan co-owns the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders, and has his own production company, Red Chilies Entertainment.
Married to Indian film producer Gauri Chibber, Khan’s vast fortune includes homes in Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai and London. Much of Khan’s wealth comes from highly lucrative endorsement deals with companies such as Nokia, Pepsi and TAG Heuer, the Guardian reported. His savvy marketing skills lead Forbes Middle East to recently place him number one in their annual ranking of the world’s top Indian leaders.
Several Academy Award winners are featured on the list, including three-time Oscar winner Jack Nicholson, who has a net worth of $400 million, putting the 77-year-old actor in seventh spot, while Tom Hanks is in eighth place with a personal fortune of $390 million. Clint Eastwood, who at 84 is the oldest actor in the list, has an estimated personal fortune of $370 million, making him the nineth wealthiest. Bill Cosby shares the eighth spot with Hanks with $380 million, while Adam Sandler is on the tenth spot, with $340 million.
Wealth-X is world’s leading ultra-high net worth intelligence and prospecting firm with the largest collection of curated research on ultra- high net worth individuals. The research was done by using a proprietary valuation model to assess all asset holdings including privately and publicly held businesses and investible assets to develop the net worth valuation.