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How Amitabh Bachchan’s net worth was built

Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan began his Bollywood career in the late 1960s and established himself as an industry idol with prominent roles.

A new generation discovered the actor as host of “Kaun Banega Crorepati,” the Indian edition of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

His total portfolio features individual as well as family based stock holdings in companies such as Just Dial, Stampede Capital, and Meridian Tech.

As of May 2017, Celebrity Net Worth lists Bachchan’s net worth at $400 million.

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Amitabh Bachchan

  • Born: 1942  
  • Birthplace: Allahabad, India 

What’s he up to now

Bachchan is still active in Bollywood with roles in some of the industry’s top grossing movies. Away from the film industry, he continues to host “Kaun Banega Crorepati.”

The actor also uses his fame to promote charities and philanthropic causes. Bachchan is vocal in his support for charities that deal with issues ranging from poverty to health care.

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) appointed him to a goodwill ambassador position. He works with The Who to educate people on hepatitis and disease prevention.


Over his long career, Bachchan has been nominated for and won some of India’s highest film honors. The Filmfare Awards gave the Indian icon Best Actor several times, including a 2016 Critic’s Award win for his work in “Piku.” His role in the film led to other nominations from the Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards and the Indian International Film Academy.

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