As of 2016, Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.
Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is a hugely popular Indian film actor who burst into the limelight in the 1970’s with a slew of successful roles.
Zanjeer and Deewarare two of the earliest movies which won him wide acclaim.
With an acting career spanning more than 40 years, he has appeared in not less than 180 movies and even been dubbed Bollywood’s first angry young man for the manner in which he depicts the characters he plays.
In the multi-billion dollar Bollywood Industry, Amitabh is regarded as one of the most successful and influential players in the growth of Indian cinema. His influence was felt a lot in the 1970’s and 1980’s at the heights of his acting career which prompted a French director to make the pronouncement of India’s movie industry being a “one-man industry”. Moreover, he has a significant net worth that proves this perception; it is said that he is worth $400 million (surprisingly, Shahrukh Khan is richer than him).
Amitabh Bachchan has won several awards and nominations throughout his acting career; underscoring his influence in Bollywood. He has bagged the accolade for Best Actor three times in his career at Indias’ National Film Awards. Moreover, he is also known to be the most nominated actor in major film categories at the Filmfare Awards. He has also won fourteen Filmfare Awards for different roles played especially during his heydays.
Amitabh Bachchan is not only revered in his native India for his acting prowess; he has also received significant international recognition for the roles her has portrayed. For instance, in 2007, he was honoured by France with the Knight of The Legion of Honour; the highest level of civilian recognition, for his works in cinema. His international acclaim probably peaked when he made his Hollywood debut in “The Great Gatsby“, taking up the role of Meyer Wolfsheim. Take a look at below:
Aside from his stellar acting career, his significant net worth of about $400 million been contributed to by other roles in the entertainment industry. It might be surprising to know that Bachchan has also worked as a playback singer. You would be even more surprised to learn that Amitabh has also tried his hand in politics! In addition, he has also held the stints of television presenter and film producer; probably because of his background foremost as an actor!
The Government of India has not let his contributions to the acting profession go unappreciated; he has been honoured with the Padma Shri, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan in 1984, 2001 and 2015 respectively.
His personal life also enshrines the spirit of acting; he is married to an actress, Jaya Bhaduri and has two children; Shweka Nanda and Abhishek Bachchan. Abhishek is the actor husband of the famous actress Aishwarya Rai.
No doubt, in spite of his age, he still continues to be a revered figure in Bollywood. Worthy to note, too, is the fact that he suffered a near-fatal accident when shooting a movie scene early on in his career. Despite the fact that he almost lost his life, he returned back to action after recuperation and tried his hand a few more times in several other films; some successful and others not so much.