Priyanka Chopra is one of the highest paid actors across the globe. The global icon has made smart investment decisions that have significantly multiplied her net worth.
Priyanka Chopra is Bollywood’s true crossover star; after a successful inning in India, Priyanka has managed to conquer the hearts of the audience across the globe with her talent and charm. Priyanka was invited to be on the most famous talk-shows in America and has won immense appreciation for her red-carpet outings at award shows in America. She has been playing the role of the protagonist on ABC’s Quantico. Currently, she is busy with the shoot of season 3 of her popular show. With Quantico, Priyanka became the first South Asian actor to headline an American TV series.
Priyanka has managed to break records in terms of her remuneration, not only in India but also in the West. She charges approximately Rs. 10 crores for a Hindi film and is paid Rs. 2 crores per episode for Quantico. For the shoot of season 1 of Quantico, Priyanka had rented a lavish mansion in Montreal.
Priyanka has acted in 50 films in Bollywood and even today is one of the most sought-after actors. Her Films like Krrish 3 (2013) and Bajirao Mastani managed to gross more than 200 crores each.
After making a debut on American television, her net worth has witnessed a hike of 400%. According to Forbes, she was the 8th highest paid TV star in 2016-2017. Her total net worth currently is 31 Million Dollars, and her annual income is 3.5 Million Dollars. She charges approximately Rs. 5 crore per endorsement. Priyanka is the face of many international brands including Pantene. She has been signed on by Lyf Mobile and Nirav Modi Jewelers recently.
Priyanka has also made her Hollywood debut and starred with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in Baywatch in May 2017. She is also playing supporting parts in the upcoming films A Kid Like Jake and Isn’t It Romantic.
About being financially independent, Priyanka had said in an interview, “Financial independence is paramount. My mom always says that when a woman is financially independent, she has the ability to live life on her own terms. I think that was the soundest advice that I ever got. No matter where you go in life or who you get married to, you have to be financially independent—whether you use it or not. You don’t know what curve balls life will throw at you. You should have the ability to take care of yourself and the people you love. That has always stayed in my mind.”
Priyanka has invested in properties in Mumbai and Pune. She recently purchased a bungalow in Mumbai which is worth Rs. 100 crores. She owns nine apartments in Mumbai and three properties in Goa. She has invested in two properties which she uses as her office in Mumbai. Recently, she purchased an apartment in the heart of Manhattan. Priyanka owns a fleet of luxury cars- Rolls Royce, Porsche Cayenna, Mercedes E Class and BMW 7 Series. “Ten years into movies, in 2013, my mom insisted that I needed to commemorate it. I picked her up, we went to dinner, and then drove to a Rollys-Royce dealer and bought a custom car,” she had earlier said.
Priyanka’s career accomplishments are applause-worthy. She has bagged close to 600 awards and nominations for her performances, and has been a recipient of the fourth highest civilian honor- the Padma Shri.
She has recently turned producer and her company has been making regional films that have gone on to win National Awards. Priyanka credits her mother for investing her earnings. In an interview she had said, “My mom as an investor has been a little bit of a risk taker. She invested in properties a lot. But now, we are slightly different. Now, she is a little careful and I have become a little bit more of a risk taker with my production house and a few businesses that I am getting acquainted with and also involved with. I like to sometimes push the envelope a bit. So now I say, ‘alright, let’s invest; if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen’. With time and exposure, my business acumen is becoming sharper.”
She had also said, “I think it was very important for me to look at starting to build a safety net so that I didn’t feel the insecurity of the ups and downs of finances because I might do no film a year or I might do six commercials or I might do none.”
Her wealth mantra is simple, “When it comes to an everyday situation ,I am like an ant. I keep putting money aside because I know that if I want to splurge, there is a big mountain of money that I can use,” she had said in an interview.