Forbes has come out with the list of 100 richest Indians. Amongst the who’s who of corporate India and tech honchos, there are five media barons, too, who find a place in the list. Their inclusion is no surprise as they own some of the biggest media empires in the country.
Also mentioned are some business honchos who have interest in media and either own or have substantial investments in media houses.
Leading the list of the richest media barons is Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group. He is ranked 23 with a net worth of $2.9 billion.
Just a rank below at 23 is Kalanithi Maran, Chairman & Managing Director, Sun Group. He has a net worth $2.8 billion.
Rank 31st is Indu Jain, Chairperson, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Her net worth stands at $1.9 billion.
At Rank 93 is Shobhana Bhartia, Chairperson & Editorial Director, HT Media. She has a net worth of $620 million.
Regional media baron and owner of the Dainik Bhaskar Group, Ramesh Agarwal, is ranked 95. His net worth stands at $580 million.
Others who have interests in media:
At Rank 11 is Anil Ambani, Chairman, Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, with a net worth of $6 billion. His group has the entertainment arm Reliance MediaWorks.
Rajan Raheja & family is ranked at 29 with a net worth of $2.2 billion. Amid its varied business interests, the Raheja family also owns cable distribution arm Hathway Cable & Datacom.
At Rank 38 is Venugopal Dhoot, Chairman & Managing Director, Videocon. His net worth has been reported at $1.5 billion. His group owns the DTH service provider Videocon DTH.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra and Mahindra, is ranked 68th. His net worth stands at $880 million.
At Rank 80 is Sanjiv Goenka, Vice Chairman, RPG Enterprises. His net worth is $725 million.