02 September 2008

Kalanithi Maran - Fobs - The World's Indian Billionaires

#446 Kalanithi Maran

Age: 42 Fortune: self made Source: media Net Worth: $2.6 bil Country Of Citizenship: India Residence: Chennai , India. Industry: Media/Entertainment Marital Status: married, 1 child Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science University of Scranton, Master of Business Administration
Built Sun TV into India's biggest regional broadcaster. Merged Gemini TV and Udaya TV into Sun. Had falling-out with powerful granduncle M. Karunanidhi, chief minister of southern state of Tamil Nadu, over story in Maran's paper on granduncle's sons. Karunanidhi, whose wife sold Maran her Sun stake three years ago, now sponsors rival channel. Brother Dayanidhi forced out as minister for communications and IT last year.

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