As of 2016, Salman Khan’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million (Rs 1352,19,90,000).
Salman Khan is a hugely popular Indian film actor and television personality with massive following in Asia and with the Indian masses living in diaspora. Salman probably got his acting roots from his father, Salim, who was a screenwriter.
His acting debut make in a small, supportive role when he played in Biwi Ho To Aisi in 1988. His breakthrough would come in the next year when he appeared in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. From this, he went on to establish himself as a force to reckon with in Bollywood through the 1990’s.
His notable works during this period included Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Karna Arjun, Jeet and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
For his acting talent, Salman Khan has an enviable net worth of about $200 million. At one point over a period of nine years, he appeared in 7 movies which were later dubbed as the highest grossing films of their respective years; a feat nobody is yet to achieve in India today. This is just one pointer as to the source of wealth of the highly admired actor who makes women swoon with his looks. He is also on record as being the only Indian actor to ever collect more than $75 million net in one year. Clearly, much as his father, Salim Chan, was a successful Indian screenwriter, he did not achieve half as much success as his son pulled off.
While Salman gained much attention and relative success through the 1990’s, it is in the period after 2010 that he would find his way to massive stardom. As a matter of fact, after the 2000’s, his career suffered a bit of a slump. In the period after 2010, he starred in a number of highly successful action films like Dabangg, EkTha Tiger, Bodyguard and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
The Government of India honoured him with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment in 2008. Aside from acting, Salman is also a film producer and has tried his hand in singing as well. He is also a television personality and model, thanks to his good looks. He hosted the widely successful 10 Ka Dum show in 2008; which is said to have helped raise Sony TV back to a favourable rating with India’s viewership. His production labels also contribute significantly to his net worth. He established a production company, SKBH Productions, in 2011. He went ahead and launched another production house in 2014 called Salman Khan Film (SKF).
Moreover, Salman Khan uses his wealth for philanthropic courses as well; something that also contributes towards the admiration he has amongst Indians. He is also using his knowledge and talent in acting to mentor fresh, upcoming talent.
Aside from successes in his career in the entertainment industry, Salman Khan has had a bit of much-publicised trouble in his personal life. For instance, his troubled relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai, a negligent driving accusation and hunting of endangered animal species have portrayed him in negative light.
His negligent driving trial in 2015 was withdrawn due to insufficient evidence after the death of the prime witness, Constable Ravindra Patil, who was allegedly kidnapped and then he was murdered. Many people believe this to have been a planned crime.