If you have seen this List on TV, then the usual pitch would have been – in a country where more than half the population survives on less than Rs 80 a day, Here are the salaries 25 highest paid executives in India take home every year. But we’ll not say so, as these are the people who make or break the fortunes of a company, plus they are much brighter than most of us, hence no qualms about their pay packages.
Here’s the List(Courtesy Rediff):
1. Naveen Jindal
Salary: Rs 69.757 crore
Executive vice chairman and managing director of Jindal Steel & Power.
2. Kalanithi Maran
Salary: Rs 37.08 crore
Chairman and managing director of Sun TV Network Limited and SpiceJet.
3. Kavery Maran (Kalanithi Maran's wife)
Salary: Rs 37.08 crore
Joint managing director of Sun TV Network Limited.
4. Pawan Munjal
Salary: Rs 30.88 crore
Managing Director and CEO of Hero Honda.
5. Brijmohan Lall Munjal
Salary: Rs 30.638 crore
Founder director and chairman of the Hero Group.
6. Toshiaki Nakagawa
Salary: Rs 30.03 crore
Joint managing director, Hero Honda.
7. Sumihisa Fukuda
Salary: Rs 29.91 crore
Technical director, Hero Honda.
8. Onkar Kanwar
Salary: Rs 29.69 crore
Chairman of Apollo Tyres.
9. Pankaj Patel
Salary: Rs 28.63 crore
Chairman and Managing director of Cadila Healthcare.
10. Kumar Mangalam Birla
Salary: Rs 28.467 crore
Head of commodities conglomerate Aditya Birla Group.
11. P R R Rajha
Salary: Rs 27.60 crore
Managing director of Madras Cements Ltd. He also serves as chairman of Ramco Systems, Ramco Industries and Rajapalayam Mills Ltd.
12. Sunil Mittal
Salary: Rs 23.488 crore
Chairman of Bharti.
13. Markand Bhatt
Salary: Rs 21.501 crore
Heads the Torrent Group. His other directorships include Torrent Power Ltd., Torrent Pipavav Generation Ltd., and Torrent Energy Ltd.
14. Sajjan Jindal (Younger brother of Naveen Jindal)
Salary: Rs 19.273 crore
Vice chairman and managing director of JSW Steel.
5. Vivek Kumar Jain
Salary: Rs 18.184 crore
Managing director of Gujarat Fluorochemicals.
16. E Sudhir Reddy
Salary: Rs 18.182 crore
Chairman and managing director of IVRCL Infrastructure and Projects.
17. D Bhattacharya
Salary: Rs 17.143 crore
Managing director of Hindalco, he heads the Aditya Birla Group's non-ferrous metals business.
18. Rick Bott
Salary: Rs 16.474 crore
Cairn India's Executive director and Chief Operating Officer.
19. N Srinivasan (also the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and owner of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings)
Salary: Rs 15.938 crore
Managing director, India Cements.
20. Anil M Naik
Salary: Rs 15.297 crore
Chairman and managing director of Indian engineering giant Larsen & Toubro.
21. Mukesh Ambani
Salary: Rs 15 crore
Chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd.
22. Bharat Singhania
Salary: Rs 14.445 crore
Managing director of JK Corp, the cement arm of the JK Group.
23. Jayadev Galla
Salary: Rs 13.84 crore
Managing director of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd (Amaron batteries Remember ?).
24. Rahul Dhir
Salary: Rs 13.563 crore
Chief executive officer of Cairn India.
25. Murali K Divi
Salary: Rs 13.47 crore
Chairman and managing director of Divi's Labs.
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