According to Duff & Phelps’ Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2021, former India cricket captain Virat Kohli retained his position as the most valuable celebrity in 2021, despite his brand value plummeting by around 22% to USD 185.7 million (roughly Rs 1,400 crore).
This is the fifth consecutive year when the ace cricketer, topped the chart.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma is at number 13 with a brand value of USD 32.2 million while Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has been ranked 11th with a valuation of USD 47.4 million.
Another former India skipper MS Dhoni ranked fifth in 2021 with an increase of 69 per cent in his brand value to USD 61.2 million.
Actor Ranveer Singh has become the second most valuable celebrity in India with USD 158.3 million worth. Akshay Kumar is now ranked third with the brand value of USD 139.6 million.
Actor Alia Bhatt was at the fourth position, with a brand value of USD 68.1 million.
According to the report, the overall brand value of the top 20 celebrities in 2021 is estimated at USD 1.2 billion, up 12.9 per cent from last year.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been ranked at number six with a valuation of USD 54.2 million, followed by Deepika Padukone at seventh position with a brand value of USD 51.6 million.
Ace shuttler P V Sindhu has also entered the top 20 list.