What Is Priyanka Chopra’s Net Worth and Why She Is Famous?

Priyanka Chopra
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Priyanka Chopra is an actress, film producer, philanthropist, and singer. The Indian beauty also just happens to be one of India’s most popular celebrities. Originally Chopra intended to be an aeronautical engineer, but clearly, life had other plans for her. A stint on the pageant circuit resulted in a once in a lifetime opportunity in the film industry. Chopra took it without hesitation and has since amassed a network of A-list celebrity besties, awesome awards, impressive titles, and a handsome husband

Priyanka Chopra won Miss World 2000

Chopra’s career all started when she took out the competition in Miss World 2000. It’s no surprise she won over the judges with her stunning beauty, fierce intellect, and unbelievable elegance. Despite facing 95 participants, Chopra took the crown becoming the second consecutive winner from India. It wasn’t the only crown that Chopra took home that year either. She also won Miss World Continental Beauty Queen-Asia and Oceania.

These wins put Chopra in the spotlight earning her recognition from the Bollywood big-wigs. The acting offers began flooding in once her incomparable looks and beautiful heart took center stage.

Priyanka takes Bollywood by storm

Just three years after her grand slam in the pageant circuit Chopra had her acting debut with The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. In the film, she plays the other woman in a deadly love triangle, Shaheen Zakaria. While the movie didn’t take home any wins it did receive six nods. That very same year she was cast in a leading spot in Andaaz. The film was well received — a box office hit — and ended with Chopra landing the critical appraise she needed to boost her career. The stunning actress had many ups and downs in her career, but things were really looking up once she hit the main circuit in America. 

Other notable Bollywood films Chopra starred in were Mary Kom (2014), Barfi! (2012)Agneepath (2012), Kaminey (2009), and Fashion (2008) all of which landed her Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards among other awards. 

Priyanka moves from Bollywood to Hollywood

In 2015 Chopra made the move from Bolly to Holly when she was cast as the leading lady, Alex Parrish, in Quantico. The ABC show ran from 2015 to 2018 and really cemented Chopra in Hollywood. Her performance was just too captivating to overlook landing the newcomer two People’s Choice Awards in 2016 and 2017, and a Teen Choice nomination in 2016. 

With the success of her Hollywood debut, Chopra went on to star in Baywatch as Victoria Leeds alongside fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Despite the flop, Chopra was recognized for her acting chops. She then starred as Amal in A Kid Like Jake where she rubbed shoulders with Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, and Handmaid’s Tale’s Ann Dowd. 

What’s next for Chopra?

Chopra has made some big waves in the industry, earning a spot on Time’s 100 Most Influential People and Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list. With her money maker, Quantico, wrapping up last year she has plenty of time to work on new projects. She has two films coming out this year, Isn’t It Romantic, and The Sky is Pink. There are also two other films in the works for the future, Cowboy Ninja Viking and Gustakhiyan.

What is Priyanka Chopra’s net worth? 

Chopra isn’t just one of India’s most popular celebrities, she is also one of the highest paid. A report estimated that her yearly income was $10 million and her net worth was $28 million. A great deal of her income and worth is from her films, but she also has endorsements and connections to several companies including GAP, Garnier, Pantene, Pepsi, and Tag Heuer. She was even UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador back in 2016! While she has an acting career dating back to 2001, it’s clear the stunning Indian actress is just getting started.