Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth


Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth
Net Worth: $500 million 
Salary: $4.3 Million Per Year
Real Name: Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava Bachchan
Date of Birth: 11th November 1942
Age: 79 years old
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft (1.85 m)
Profession: Actor, Film Producer, TV Show Host, Voice Actor, Singer, Narrator, VTelevision Presenter
Nationality: Indian
Updated: 27th May 2022
Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth:
$500 million 

Amitabh Bachchan's Salary

$4.3 Million Per Year

With an estimated net worth that likely surpasses $500 million, Indian film actor, Amitabh Bachchan is one of the veteran actors yet one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood Indian cinema history. Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth keeps on growing as he ages gracefully. He managed to rise from stardom when he struggled in the early years of his career to make a monumental success of it all. But, what’s the secret to Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth? Let’s find out more about his early life, assets, and what keeps on increasing Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth. 

Amitabh Bachchan Early Life 

Amitabh Bachchan was born in the state of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh in British India on 11 October 1942. He was born Amitabh Harivansh Rai Shrivastava Bachchan. His initial name was supposed to be Inquilaab, but poet Sumitranandan Pant suggested the name Amitabh. Amitabh’s surname is actually Shrivastava. Bachchan was his father’s adopted pen name. This surname stuck and has been used by Amitabh Bachchan’s immediate family since. Amitabh attended four schools before going off to the University of Delhi. When Amitabh finished his degree, his father asked Prithviraj Kapoor for an opening at his Prithvi Theatre in hopes of following in the footsteps of Dilip Kumar. Unfortunately, there wasn’t space for him nor did he pass the interview that he applied for at All India Radio. So, Amitabh Bachchan decided to work as a business executive at Bird & Company in Kolkata. 

Amitabh Bachchan Film Career 

In 1969, Amitabh Bachchan started as a voice narrator for Bhuvan Shome. The first acting role that Bachchan received was in the film Saat Hindustani. Amitabh Bachchan garnered his first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor after Anand in 1971. Several films that Amitabh Bachchan starred in around this period didn’t do so well at the box office. Bachchan started as a struggling actor in Hindi cinema who had twelve poor films under his belt.

Amitabh Bachchan Rediscovery

Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar discovered Amitabh Bachchan. The Salim-Javed writer-duo insisted on a role for Amitabh Bachchan to play in Zanjeer. This film created a new persona for Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man in Bollywood Hindi cinema and made him a megastar as he redefined acting. 

Amitabh Bachchan Rise to Fame 

As the one angry young man character, Amitabh delivered a great performance. The film earned Amitabh Bachchan his first nomination for the Best Actor Filmfare Award. The National Film Fare Awards considered Amitabh Bachchan’s performance the most iconic in Bollywood history. In 1973, the hit film Zanjeer was one of the highest-grossing films of that year. Salim-Javed wrote many films for Amitabh Bachchan after that, including Deewaar and Sholay. This led to Amitabh Bachchan is known as the most successful leading actor in the Bollywood film industry. This is the same year when Amitabh Bachchan married famous actress Jaya Bhaduri. Jaya Bachchan is now a well-known politician. The years that followed were a combination of successful movie features,  numerous awards, and a short-lived career as a politician. 

Amitabh Bachchan Airtel Champions League
MUMBAI, INDIA – AUGUST 06: Amitabh Bachchan attends the announcement of brand ambassador of Airtel Champions League Twenty20 by ESPN Star Sports on August 06, 2010 in Mumbai, India (Photo by Prodip Guha/Getty Images)

Amitabh Bachchan Resurgence 

By the 2000s, Bachchan’s acting career had reached new heights. Bachchan has since appeared in films abroad, including The Last Year and his Hollywood debut starring Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby. Bachchan won international film festival awards as well. 

Amitabh Bachchan Other Ventures

Amitabh Bachchan has been growing his net worth through other ventures. Bachchan turned producer. Other notable ventures include his 10% stake in Just Dial. Another profitable venture was Amitabh Bachchan’s investment in Stampede Capital, a cloud computing company. Bachchan also earns shares in Meridian Tech, which is a company with its headquarters in the USA majorly dealing with technological infrastructure. 

Amitabh Bachchan Real Estate 

Apart from investing in other ventures, Amitabh Bachchan owns expensive real estate. He has real estate in India’s Juhu-Vile Parle Development Scheme of Mumbai (JVPD). The Bachchan family lives in Jalsa in a bungalow close to the J.W. Marriott in Juhu. Amitabh reportedly never sold his mother’s, Teji Bachchan, home on Clive Road in Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai. Amitabh also owns agricultural land in Barabanki, Bhopal, and Lucknow. 

Amitabh Bachchan Cars

Bachchan loves to ride in style. This successful actor boasts a collection of 11 luxury cars. Its fleet includes BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, and Rolls-Royce, among others. According to sources, he still has the Fiat that he bought as his first car all those years ago. 

Amitabh Bachchan Net Worth 

Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth is estimated at approximately $500 million. In Indian Rupees, this is around 3700 Crores. According to Duff and Phelps, Amitabh Bachchan charges 5 Crores and makes an estimated 200 Crores Indian Rupees from just endorsement deals alone. Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth makes him one of the highest taxpayers in India. Amitabh Bachchan earns an estimated yearly income of around 400 Crores a year. 

Amitabh Bachchan Salary 

Amitabh Bachchan’s main source of wealth comes from his career as a Bollywood actor. He’s not only a veteran actor, but he’s also a film producer, stage performer, singer, reality television host, and businessman.

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Interesting Amitabh Bachchan Facts

  • In 2015, Amitabh Bachchan was awarded a Padma Shri and a Padma Bhushan award by his country, India. This is considered the second-highest civilian award in India. It is only given to people who provide the country with distinguished and exceptional service.
  • The early days of Amitabh’s movie career were full of a lot of rejection. In fact, Bachchan gave up on being in entertainment after his bad experiences with rejection when he was still in school. Before he decided to become a broker, his heart was set on joining the AirForce to serve his country, but Amitabh was rejected by the selection board for AirForce applicants in Allahabad.
  • When Amitabh Bachchan was struggling to make ends meet before his career took off, he was helped by Kalyan Ji and Anand Ji, who were music composers at that time.
  • In 2003, the French town of Deauville conferred Amitabh Bachchan honorary citizenship.
  • Amitabh’s biggest regret about his career was joining politics. He was forced to leave politics alone and go back to acting. On the other hand, Amitabh’s wife, Jaya Bachchan, is a member of parliament.
  • He’s worked alongside Shah Rukh Khan,  Ranbir Kapoor, Mrinal Sen