IPL, Indian Premier League, becomes one of the richest sports tournaments in the world.
At present, the value of IPL is around ₹35,000 Crores ($5.3 Billion). Its brand value is increasing year by year. IPL is adding more money to India’s GDP, BCCI, and mainly to the Franchise owners.
IPL has currently 8 teams. Here, you will find who the owners of those teams are and how much their Fortune.
Kings XI Punjab
Preity Zinta, a famous Bollywood actress, owns Kings XI Punjab team along with Karan Paul and Mohit Burman. KXIP team’s brand value is calculated around ₹270 Crores ($41 Million).
Preity Zinta is the poor owner of an IPL team. Fortunately, even this poor owner has a total wealth of ₹198 crores ($30M).It looks funny, doesn’t it!
Chennai Super Kings
CSK, Chennai Super Kings, the most successful team in all seasons of IPL which is consistent in its performance. N.Srinivasan, Managing Director of India cements owns this team. Chennai Super Kings has been suspended for two years from IPL due to illegal betting activities and returned to play in 2018. And so, its brand value is not calculated for this year.
The total worth of N.Srinivasan is found to be ₹465 Crores ($70M).
Manoj Badale, Co-founder of Blenheim Chalcot, owns Rajasthan Royals team. Likewise CSK, this team is also suspended for two years.
Net Fortune of Manoj Badale is calculated nearly ₹1100 Crores ($160M)
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR, the most valuable team of IPL and its brand value is ₹653 Crores ($99M). This is all because of its owner Shahrukh Khan, the Badshah of Indian Cinema. KKR’s brand value came from its premium sponsors. KKR makes more money through sponsorship and advertising than any other teams.
Shahrukh khan possess a total fortune of nearly ₹4000 Crores ($600M). According to Forbes, Shahrukh khan stands in no.8 position among World’s highest paid actors 2017. He gets most of his fortune through advertising. He is the brand ambassador for many famous brands. Just like the owner, his team is also making more money through advertising
The Chairman of GMR Group, Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao owns Delhi Daredevils. Brand value of Delhi team is around ₹290 Crores ($44M).
Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao is a Billionaire of India. His net worth is ₹6600 Crores ($1.02 Billion). He is the 98th Richest Indian Businessman.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Vijay Mallaya, the controversial and a most wanted business man of India, owned RCB. But now, United Spirits, an Indian beverages company owns Royal challengers Bangalore. RCB’s Brand value is calculated around ₹580 Crores ($88M).
As RCB is owned fully by an enterprise, it is not accurate to mention its owner’s wealth among this list.
So, RCB is exceptional.
Kalanithi Maran, a well-known businessman of India, founder of Sun network, owns this Hyderabad based team. He acquired the license from Deccan Chronicle and then changed the team’s name into Sunrisers Hyderabad from Deccan Chargers. Currently, the brand value of SRH is around ₹370 crores ($56M)
Kalanithi Maran is the 29th richest man in India. His net fortune is found to be ₹30,000 Crores ($4.5B). He is second top richest IPL team owner.
Our list is topped by none other than Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in India. Mukesh Ambani owns Mumbai Indians. The brand value of Mumbai Indians is nearly ₹650 Crores.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Manging Director of Reliance Industries, 19th richest man on the planet, has a net fortune of whooping ₹2,64,000 Crores($40B).