Shah Rukh Khan
How much: Rs 247 per minute
The King Khan, who started off modestly as a ‘Fauji’, made about Rs 13 crore last year.
This included his endorsement deals for Pepsi, Hyundai Santro – and of course, wetting himself in a bathtub, surrounded by women for HLL’s Lux.
Brij Mohan Lall Munjal
What: Chief of Hero Group
How much: Rs 255 per minute
The patriarch of the Hero Group received the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Excellence in Corporate Governance’ by the Institute of Company Secretary of India this year. Brij Mohan Lall Munjal earned about Rs 13.4 crore last year.
He continues to be the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and fuels his bank balance at Rs 255 per minute.
How much: Rs 1,163 per minute
India’s most loved sportsman makes a lot more than most CEOs of Indian companies; going by his annual remuneration for 2004-2005. Breaking it down, his three-year contract for endorsements is worth Rs 180 crores. He is also paid Rs 2,35,000 for a five-day test match and Rs 2,50,000 for one dayers.
A little bit of elementary math: This highest paid cricketer in the world makes around Rs 61.15 crore a year, or Rs 1,163 per minute
Dr A P J Abdul Kalam
What: President of India
How much: Rs 1.14 per minute
Before taking on the reins of this country, Dr A P J Kalam played a leading role in the development of India’s missile and nuclear weapons programmes -
so much so – that he’s fondly referred to as the ‘Missile Man’. In the early 1990s, he served as scientific adviser to the government, and his prominent
For all his work in his present capacity as President of the world’s largest democracy, Kalam draws an annual remuneration of Rs 6,00,000 or Rs
1.14 per minute.
What: CMD of Reliance Industries Ltd
How much: Rs 413 per minute
Head honcho of the $16.5 billion Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani was ranked the world’s 56th richest man in Forbe’s list. But since this is only about salaries (and the like), we’ll completely ignore his other earnings. Last year, Mr Ambani earned Rs 21.72 crore; a neat growth of 87 per cent over his previous year’s earnings. He makes not less than Rs 413 per minute.
How much: Rs 361 per minute
Kaun Banega Crorepati? Apparently, Mr Bachchan. With more endorsements and film releases per year than successful actors half his age, Bachchan’s take-home last year was around Rs 19 crore – that’s Rs 361 per minute.
Dr Manmohan Singh
What: Prime Minister of India
How much: Rs 0.57 per minute
An economist by profession, Dr Singh has formerly served in the International Monetary Fund. His economics education included an undergraduate and a master’s degree from
In his present capacity, Singh is paid Rs 3,60,000 annually, i.e. Rs 0.57 per minute.
What: New Pepsi Chief
How much: Rs 2,911 per minute (from October 11)
Chennai-born 50-year-old Indra Nooyi was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of PepsiCo, the US-based soft drink major. In that capacity, her remuneration stood at $5 million (over Rs 23 crore). With her promotion this year, Nooyi becomes one of the highest paid CEOs in the world, with an announced remuneration of $33 million (approximately Rs 153 crores). This means Nooyi makes a whopping Rs 2,911 per minute.
And guess how much author J. K. Rowling makes a minute? Approximately Rs. 6,517.
*All figures based on various media reports.
Moral: Try writing a book or studying for an MBA. Whatever you do, avoid politics.