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Bollywood's Biggest Earners

India’s movie industry is the largest in the world in terms of ticket sales and movies produced.

In 2009, 3.2 billion movie tickets were sold, more than double the number in the United States.

India also churns out three times as many movies as Hollywood. It's no wonder that Bollywood’s leading men and women are mega-stars and rake in millions.

Click on to find out who are Bollywood's top-earning stars. The earnings are conservative because they’re based on advance taxes paid for the financial years 2009 or 2010, as reported by Indian media. It assumes a top tax bracket of 33 percent and an exchange rate of 44.5 Indian rupees per dollar.

By Deepanshu Bagchee
Posted 1 Nov 2010

Graphic: CNBC.com