Who is the owner of Sunrisers Hyderabad: Once the 2009 IPL champions, Deccan Chargers, the representatives of Hyderabad dissolved, the fans of Hyderabad were left nothing to cheer for until a new tender was submitted and a new owner was requested to take over the fallen franchise.
Rising out of the doldrums, the franchise bid was won by Kalanithi Maran, the CEO of Sun TV Network. He is the son of the former union minister, Murasoli Maran and also the grand nephew of erstwhile Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi. Given his broad and influential lineage, he started disseminating his vice across several spectrums that saw him stepping up as the chairman and the founder of the Sun TV Group. Once he was well set with his franchise he started touching financial fragments in TV Channels, newspapers, weeklies, FM Radio Stations, DTH services and a movie production house.
The net worth of Kalanithi Maran, the owner of Sunrisers Hyderabad is estimated to be around $1.6 billion (Rs 760 crore) according to Forbes magazine. As per the reports of Financial Express, Maran is one of the highest-paid CEO’s of the nation, grabbing an annual salary of Rs 13.83 crore. His daughter Kavya Maran is also heavily linked with the franchise and made many go gaga at the IPLL 2020 auction.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the most popular franchises in IPL. The brand value of Hyderbad is Rs 524 crore ($69 million) according to Statista.com. It also has a great social media influence, bragging numbers of 2.2 millions followers on Twitter while their Facebook platform boasts of another 5.9 million users.
Kalanithi Maran bought the Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 85.05 crores (US $ 12 millions) per year on a five year deal in 2013 which was later extended. He is believed to have amazing relations with team management and also the players. He is often seen in the stands supporting his team and also exchanging a smile or two towards everyone hollering at the top of their lungs for his team.