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Kaveri And Kalanithi Maran India’s Highest Paid Entrepreneur Couple

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New Delhi: Sun TV promoter Kalanithi Maran and his wife Kavery Kalanithi, are among the highest paid Indian entrepreneur couple. As per report they have cumulatively taken home nearly Rs 1,500 crore in the last ten years. The Maran couple received Rs 1,470 crore in managerial compensation between the year 2012 to 2021, according to information gathered from the company’s annual report, first published in 2022.

Kalanithi Maran working as the executive chairman of Sun TV Group who received 87.50 crore in 2021 financial year, and Kavery Kalanithi, the executive director of the group has received the same amount. Four years ago, the owners also opted against taking a pay rise and to maintain their compensation at the same level. As a result, they received the same pay in 2018 to 2020 financial year. Meanwhile, their daughter Kaviya Kalanithi Maran, who was appointed as a director and an executive director with effect from April 1, 2019, earned a management pay of Rs 1.09 crore.

The Maran family owns 75 percent stake in Sun TV that operates satellite television channels across Malayalam, Tamil, Bangla, Telugu, Marathi and Kannada. It has owned FM radio stations and the SunRisers Hyderabad Cricket Franchise of the Indian Premier League as well as the OTT platform Sun NXT.


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