The twelfth season Indian Premier League fever is at an all time high with the season coming to its most crucial stage. In terms of valuation, the league was worth $6.3 billion last year according to Duff & Phelps. After over a decade of being in showbiz, IPL is bigger and better than ever. This year, the viewership has also increased by a record 31% to 219 million as compared to 2018.
Naturally, the ones to benefit the most from the vast following of IPL are the team owners. Here is a lowdown of 8 IPL owners teams. It is important to note that we’ll only be talking about the main stakeholders:
8Chennai Super Kings
Owner: N. Srinivasan | Net worth: $70 million
Chennai Super Kings is known to be a very strong team with three IPL trophies on their plate. The owner of this team is the former BCCI President N. Srinivasan’s India Cements. It was only India Cements initially and later changed to a separate entity (owned by the same person) named Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. Indian industrialist Srinivasan is also a former Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the managing director of India Cements Limited.
Adding to this, he is the president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) and the Tamil Nadu Golf Federation and former President of the All India Chess Federation.
CSK’s renowned player MS Dhoni spoke at the launch of a book on N Srinivasan in Chennai that the time he has spent with the former BCCI president helped him understand how to deal with failure and success in life.