Despite a slowdown of economic growth in the country, India has rich people with a fortune beyond imagination. Be a business tycoon or a celebrity; these rich people seem to invest their valuable income mostly into sports teams. While cricket remains the first choice of investment, some stars have also tried their luck on different sports kinds.
10 Rich Indians & Their Sports Teams
Mukesh Ambani – Mumbai Indians
Mukesh Ambani has been the richest man of India for 13 years in a row now. His brainchild, Jio, is now the title sponsor of IPL 2020. It is also known that his wife, Neeta Ambani, owns the team Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Shah Rukh Khan – Kolkata Knight Riders
The King Khan of Bollywood is not only a successful actor but also a smart businessman. He is the co-owner of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, along with being the brand ambassador of West Bengal.
Preity Zinta – Kings XI Punjab
Preity Zinta has been a very well known name in the Bollywood film industry. Together with her ex-boyfriend, Ness Wadia, Mohit Burman, and Karan Paul, she is the part-owner of another IPL team, Kings XI Punjab.
Juhi Chawla – Kolkata Knight Riders
Juhi Chawla is not only an excellent friend of Shah Rukh Khan but now also a business partner. Kolkata Knight Riders came into existence due to the partnership of Juhi Chawla, her husband, Jay Mehta, and King Khan.
Lakshmi Mittal – Queen Park Rangers
Lakshmi Mittal is the one behind the largest steel manufacturer globally and Queens Park Rangers, the British football club. He and a Malaysian businessman named Ruben Emir Gnanalingam and Tony Fernandes co-own the club.
Abhishek Bachchan – Jaipur Pink Panthers and Chennaiyin FC
Abhishek Bachchan is one of those Bollywood stars who chose to promote sports other than cricket. He is the owner of the football team Chennaiyan FC of ISL and Jaipur Pink Panthers of Pro Kabaddi League.
Ranbir Kapoor – Mumbai City FC
Ranbir Kapoor, one of the most promising actors of Bollywood, is a massive fan of football. He made no delay in investing in Mumbai City FC of ISL along with Bimal Parekh.
Sourav Ganguly – Atletico de Kolkata
The prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly, has been a successful captain of the Indian Cricket Team and now is the president of BCCI. He has now decided to invest in Atletico de Kolkata of ISL. In collaboration with Sanjiv Goenka, founder of the RPSG company, this venture is being run.
Virat Kohli – FC Goa
The current captain of the Indian Cricket Team is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. The skipper decided to put a part of his fortune in FC Goa of ISL, jointly owned by Jaydev Mody, Akshay Tandon, and Venugopal Dhoot.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni – Chennaiyin FC, Ranchi Rays and Mahi Racing Team India
The former captain of the Indian Cricket Team, known as captain cool, is different from everyone. If you are familiar with his life story, you would probably see that he is also interested in football. Hence, he is a co-owner of the Chennaiyan FC alongside Abhishek Bachchan. Mahi has also ventured stakes in the hockey team, Ranchi Rays, and being a huge bike lover, the Mahi Racing Team India.