SHAHRUKH KHAN’S NET WORTH
A lanky lad by the name of Shahrukh Khan was introduced in a new serial ‘Fauji’ in 1998. Who would think that he would end up as one of the highest paid superstars?
About 30 years later, here he is – not just a highly paid actor, but also the only Indian actor who is in the list of top 10 richest actors of Bollywood and Hollywood combined!
Forbes has estimated that Shahrukh Khan’s net worth is $780 million USD! This makes him richer than Hollywood stars like Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and even the Western Movies star, Clint Eastwood.
Shahrukh Khan adds about $38 million USD to his fortune every year.
How has he done this? Making all this money from nothing as compared to other stars who had the backing of the industry way before he even came to Mumbai? Even, some people also ask how is Shahrukh Khan’s net worth more than Aamir and Salman’s, Here is the answer.
Indeed it is a combination of hard work, luck and making the right decisions.
It was big news when he bought ‘Mannat’, the coveted property in the heart of Bollywood ’s favorite suburb of Bandra, Mumbai. A lot of people thought that just maintaining that property would make him bankrupt! But he proved them all wrong. He has only increased his fortunes.
Shahrukh Khan has been a brand ambassador for big names like Pepsi (Coca-Cola roped in Aamir Khan in competition with Shahrukh at the time), Frooti, Colgate and Hyundai ( who can forget his lines for the i10). These brands also added a bit to Shahrukh Khan’s net worth.
Shahrukh realizes that being an actor is not the only way to earn the moolah and so he has made many other investments – some wise ones, some not so wise.
Shahrukh Khan started his own production house ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’. He has added ‘Kolkata Knight Riders’, the cricket team of the Indian Premier League to his investments. He has invested in real estate properties in Dubai, London, and Mumbai.
‘Kolkata Knight Riders’ were the 2nd runner-up at the last IPL tournament. This team has added to Shahrukh Khan’s Net worth as well.
But it is ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’, his production house that adds to his vast fortune. The company has an annual turnover of $ 5 billion USD.
The latest addition to Shahrukh’s properties is the new boutique for his wife, Gauri Khan. The boutique, known as, ‘Gauri Khan’s Designs’ is a one-stop shop for all that one needs for interior designing. It’s situated in Juhu, one of the most expensive suburbs of Mumbai.
Shahrukh Khan has done more than the commercially hit films. He balances out the popular cinema with low budget films as well.
His last movie released in 2017 was ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. This movie was made on a budget of $0.9 million USD but managed to gross of $1.5 million USD, including overseas collections. The romantic interlude between Shah Rukh and Anushka Sharma was not as appealing to the audience as their previous film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,
‘Raees’ was one of the highest selling films of 2017. The gross amount collected for this film was more than $2.9 million. It had the highest collections among Bollywood films in that year. The story of an underworld ‘don, in the heart of Gujrat, was a smashing hit. It was a big budget film with a story that touched the hearts of viewers all over the world
‘Dear Zindagi’ was released in 2016 and has a gross collection of $1.38 million USD worldwide so far. This is an offbeat film where Shahrukh plays a psychiatrist based in Goa. The story deals with the issues faced by Alia Bhatt’s character. It breaks the myths of the psychological needs of the Indian society
Shahrukh Khan, along with his company, ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ is all set for the next release of their film ‘Zero’ which is scheduled to be released on 21 December 2018. The film has a budget of more than a million dollars. It is expected to create new records in the world of Indian cinema.
Shahrukh Khan is truly the ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood. As a proper Badshah, he has always done his part for the society. He is as famous for his philanthropy as his business sense.
Shah Rukh Khan is currently doing the shooting for his upcoming movie zero, which will be released on 21 December 2018. As the movie is a science fiction and romance based movie. This will surely add more value to the Shah Rukh Khan’s net worth, as who can do better romance than King Khan.
Shahrukh Khan is a classic example of how an ordinary person with the right talents can reach the heights of stardom!