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India's Top Paid Executives

  • Kalanithi Maran

    Annual Salary: Rs 56.25 crore Chairman of the most profitable television network in Asia, Kalanithi Maran acquired SpiceJet, the most profitable airline in India. While his television channels and newspapers are primarily concentrated in South India, his FM radio channels, DTH service and airline are spread across the country.

  • Kavery Kalanithi

    Annual Salary: Rs 56.24 crore Executive Director of Sun TV Network and wife of Kalanidhi Maran, she is the second highest paid executive on our list. She is also the highest paid woman executive in India, according to Fortune Magazine.

  • Naveen Jindal

    Annual Salary: Rs 54.98 crore Chairman, Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Naveen Jindal is also a Member of Parliament from the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency in Haryana. Naveen Jindal is also known for his initiative that led to the revision of the Flag Code of India which now grants every Indian the permission to fly the National Flag with dignity on all days of the year.

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla

    Annual Salary: Rs 49.62 crore Kumar Mangalam Birla took over as Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group in 1995 at the age of 28 years after the untimely demise of his father. He raised the group’s turnover from $2 billion in 1995 to $40 billion today. Kumar Mangalam Birla has made 26 acquisitions in 17 years in India and globally, the highest by an Indian multinational in India.

  • Pawan Munjal

    Annual Salary: Rs 32.80 crore Managing Director, CEO of Hero Moto Corp, Pawan Munjal has been responsible for growth, strategic planning of the entire group. He has been Chairman of several Committees of CCI. He is also on board of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

  • Brijmohan Lall Munjal

    Annual Salary: Rs 32.73 crore Founder Director, Chairman of the $32 billion Hero Group, Brijmohan Lall Munjal was also the president of Confederation of Indian Industries, Society of Automobile Manufacturers in the past. He was also a member of the board of Reserve Bank of India. Brijmohan Lall Munjal has been conferred with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

  • Sunil Kant Munjal

    Annual Salary: Rs 31.51 crore Joint Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp, he was appointed on the board of directors of the company in 2006 as a non-executive director of the company. In 2011, he was appointed Joint Managing Director of the company effective Aug 17, 2011 for a period of 5 years.

  • P R Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha

    Annual Salary: Rs 30.96 crore Chairman and MD, Ramco Cement, formerly known as Madras Cement. The company is engaged in cement, wind power generation, dry mortar. The company under the stewardship of P R Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha has reached new heights of professional excellence. P R Ramasubrahmaneya Rajha has been steering the course of Ramco Group since it was founded in 1938.

  • Shinzo Nakanishi

    Annual Salary: Rs 30.90 crore Managing Director, Maruti Suzuki, Shinzo Nakanishi has been at the helm since 2007. Along with this, Shinzo Nakanishi is also the Senior Managing Executive officer and Executive General Manager of Suzuki Motor Corporation. Nakanishi was made Director, Suzuki Motor Corporation in 1999.

  • Murali K Divi

    Annual Salary: Rs 26.46 crore Chairman and Managing Director, Divi's Laboratories, Dr Murali K Divi holds a doctorate in Pharmaceutical sciences from Kakatiya University, Warangal. He is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Cosmetic Society and American Pharmaceutical Association. Murali K Divi has extensive experience of over 30 years in the active pharmaceutical ingredients industry.