Amitabh Bachchan, known as “Big B” or “Sadi Ka Mahanayak”, is a prominent actor in Bollywood. Born in 1942, in Allahabad, UP to the popular poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan, Amitabh has made a special place in the entertainment industry.

Today, he is identified as an actor, film producer, television host and playback singer. Also, the actor is a part of many business ventures and enjoys a whooping amount of wealth in his account. Owing to his booming acting career, Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth stands at a very high value.

And that makes him an influential name in the Hindi film industry and a recipient of many awards. Here, I will discuss his overall wealth details and what areas contribute to his total net worth. Read this post to know this subject in detail.

His Charges Per Movie 

A majority of the share of Amitabh’s total worth is a result of his successful films at the box office. It wasn’t like Amitabh directly dived into the film world early in his professional life.

Amitabh Bachchan in Chehre

First, he started his journey into the entertainment industry as a voice narrator in the film, Bhuvan Shome. Following this, he began acting in movies and his first project was Saat Hindustani. Then, in Anand, he played a supporting role with the actor, Rajesh Khanna.

Struggling to make an impact with his acting, Amitabh Bachchan gave 12 flops by the age of 30. However, he didn’t quit and continued moving forward on his acting path. His fortunes changed when he played the character of “an angry young man” in the movie, Zanjeer.

The film became a box office success and Amitabh got nominated for his first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor. After that, Big B got many new opportunities through the films namely, Deewar, Trishul, Kaala Patthar and Shakti.

The audience really liked his acting performances in these movies and his roles resonated with the majority of the youth. And it was a time when he was achieving stardom and it increased his wealth & net worth dramatically.

In 1975, the successful phase of the actor began as he gave many hit films. After Deewar, the blockbuster film “Sholay” highlighted Amitabh’s performance and it became the highest-grosser film of that time.

Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar

The other films that became successful were Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Trishul, Don, Kasme Vaade, Besharam, and Ganga Ki Saugandh, to name a few. Also, the veteran actor delivered many hits namely, Suhaag, Mr. Natwarlal, Kaala Patthar, The Great Gambler, Manzil, etc in 1979.

The list of his successful films also includes Shaan, Silsila, Naseeb, Lawaaris, Kaalia, Satte Pe Satta, Namak Halaal, Yaarana, etc.

Well, amid the spree of his successful films, Amitabh also dealt with a bad phase. It happened during the Coolie movie when he got injured in a fighting scene. He was almost clinically dead after getting injured and this news spread so fast pan India that his film Coolie became a hit.

Post this, the actor entered the political world and took some time off from the movies. After his return to Bollywood, Amitabh faced many failures at the box office but films like Shahenshah, Agneepath and Khuda Gawah kept him going forward.

Amitabh Bachchan in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Despite tasting failures, the actor continued to act in a variety of movie characters. Due to his remarkable performances, he received many notable film awards.

His starting salary for a film was just ₹500 and now the 80-year-old actor charges around ₹10-15 crores per movie.

His Salary in Kaun Banega Crorepati & Other TV Shows 

Amitabh Bachchan started hosting the show, Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) in 2000. Due to the success of the show, he got a chance to host its second season in 2005.

Due to his great voice and hosting skills, Amitabh got to host the third season of the TV reality show, Bigg Boss. Again in 2010, he hosted the 4th season of KBC.

Furthermore, he got to host the 6th season of the popular game show. He didn’t stop there and he made his debut in the TV series, Yudh. Initially, Amitabh Bachchan charged a fee of ₹25 Lakhs per episode and he kept on increasing his fees as the show became successful.

For seasons 13 & 14 of KBC, the actor & tv presenter charged a whooping amount of ₹3.5 crores per episode. 

His Business Investments

There was a time in the 90s’ when Bachchan didn’t manage to give successful films. Also, his poor health was preventing him from participating actively in the film industry. Thus, Amitabh took a temporary retirement for 5 years and dived into the business world.

Amitabh Bachchan in Yudh

Initially, the actor began his stint by starting his company, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd. (ABCL). The sole purpose of this film was event management, production and distribution.

But he faced many financial challenges in running it successfully as the company got bankrupt. Other than this, he invested in many business ventures. For instance, he invested in Just Dial and bought a 10% stake in the company.

His investment decision worked for him and he made a whooping profit of 4600 percent. It helped him earn a good amount of wealth and it increased his net worth significantly.

Other than this, he also holds equity in the FinTech company, Stampede Capital. Also, Amitabh Bachchan entered a partnership with a consulting company, Meridian Tech by acquiring its shares. Apart from this, he started investing in, a cloud-based content distribution platform operating overseas.

So, it is clear that the actor didn’t quite stop growing even during his temporary retirement years. That’s why his net worth kept on increasing despite the financial crisis he encountered during his life journey.

His Earnings from Brand Endorsements

Amitabh Bachchan is an influential personality with a massive following on social media platforms. That’s why many companies approach him for the promotion of their brands and products.

If I list down his brand endorsements, the names are Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Kalyan Jewellers, Dr. Fixit, Navratna Oil, Mankind, Pepsi, Rin, Ghari Detergent, upGrad, Flipkart, Cycle Agarbatti, FirstCry, Tanishq, etc.

He has also been associated with Gujarat Tourism, ICICI Prudential Life, JustDial, etc. Also, Amitabh has taken part in many government drives such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the Covid Control initiative, etc.

Endorsing these brands and products helps him earn a significant amount of money. Reportedly, the actor charges a big amount in the range of ₹5 to 8 crores for every advertisement. And it helps him take his net worth to a great value.

His Property Value in Rupees 

Amitabh Bachchan is a dire investor in real estate and it is evident from his number of houses. He doesn’t just own houses in Mumbai but he also has a home overseas in Paris, French.

Amitabh Bachchan in Piku

The names of his luxury houses or bungalows are Prateeksha, Janak, Jalsa and Vatsa. His bungalow “Prateeksha” is located in Juhu and he would live in it with his parents.

Most of his bungalows are situated in Juhu only. Recently, he bought a new flat in Mumbai with a 12,000 Sq ft area.

His Car Collections

Amitabh Bachchan has a collection of luxury cars at his home that every person dreams to own. The list includes Range Rover Autobiography, Porsche Cayman S, Mini Cooper S, Bentley Continental GT, Toyota Land Cruiser, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Lexus LX570, Audi A8L, Mercedes GL63 AMG, etc.

Evidently, his wide collection of luxury cars also adds to his total net worth. Owning these car brands is only possible if a person earns a good amount of money.


Summing up, it is fair to say that Amitabh Bachchan is the Shenshanshan of Bollywood in real terms. The way he faced many financial and health struggles in his life shows his true character. Moreover, he didn’t quite stop earning money even if he was going through a bad phase.

That’s what takes Amitabh’s earnings and net worth to a great value. As of 2023, the total value of his wealth stands around 39 Billion. In Crores, this number lies at a value of around ₹3750 crores.

And it is what places him among the rich actors in Bollywood. The 80-year-old actor is still working passionately and maintaining his brand image in the film industry.

So, this was all about the veteran actor and his wealth in total. For more similar posts, keep reading BOTY!

First Published on: 11:49 am - 28, Feb 2023
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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