It is hard to overemphasize the stature of proficient batsman Virat Kohli who continues to enjoy his supremacy as the most valuable celebrity of India. After topping the charts, he once again was found sitting on top of the list encompassing India’s most valuable celebrity icon, measured via a report by Duffs and Phelps on the brand valuation of India’s celebrities.
Through this report, it has been found that Kohli’s brand value, standing at $237.5 million, experienced a 39% surge in 2019. Bollywood star Akshay Kumar sits on the second spot with a brand value of $104.5 million. Despite a 55.3% increase in his brand value, the 52-year old was far away from Virat Kohli, highlighting the worth of the batting genius.
Other cricketers also made it to the Top 20. The wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni occupied the 9th position with a valuation of $41.2 million while iconic cricketer Sachin Tendukar was on 15th spot with brand value of $25.1 million. Rohit Sharma, having worth of $23 million, also made the cut by sitting on the 20th position.