Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is an immensely popular Indian actor, producer, and television presenter with an estimated net worth of $425 million. This Mumbai-based millionaire has acted in more than 180 Indian movies. He is so popular in India that some people worship him. This Bollywood stalwart has a temple to his name in Kolkata.
Amitabh Bachchan started his career in the movie Saat Hindustani. He dominated the Hindi movie scene in the 1970s and the 1980s. Such was his dominance that French director Francois Truffaut called him a “One-man industry.” He continues to give hit movies. He made his Hollywood debut in 2013. He made his television debut by hosting the first season of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati? (India’s version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) in 2000. The show also bolsters his earnings.
Bachchan has invested in many businesses. He bought 10 percent stake in Just Dial, from which he made a profit of 4,600 percent. He has a 3.4 percent equity in Stampede Capital, a financial technology firm. His family bought shares worth $252,000 in Meridian Tech. They also invested in Ziddu.com. According to Forbes’ 2015 Celebrity 100, Bachchan earned $33.5 million that year.