This is the third time in a row that Kaveri and her husband Kalanithi Maran have emerged as the highest paid corporate executives in India.
While Kalanithi Maran is the chairman and managing director of Asia’s largest TV network, Kaveri Kalanithi is the executive director of the company.
They took home a salary of Rs.122 crore (Rs.61 crore each) in the year ended 31 March, according to ‘live mint’, the E-paper.
Kaveri is the daughter of the late Jammada A. Belliappa (Bolli), and Neena, hailing from Kaikery near Gonikoppal in Coorg. Belliappa was an insurance executive based at Chennai, where Kaveri met Kalanithi at a friend’s place and got married in 1991. The Marans have a daughter Kaviya.
The Marans’ salary rose 2% from the previous year despite the profit of the media company being the same at Rs.1,434 crore.
According to an estimate made by Forbes magazine last year, Kalanithi Maran’s net worth is around $2.3 billion. He’s ranked as the 23rd richest person in India.