Celebrity IPL team owners’ super fancy lives

Ruhi Gilder
The Indian Premier League has lots and lots of glamour, both, on and off the field. We have the stars to thank for that! Bollywood celebrities turn owners in this T20 league, up the filmi and style quotient. Glimpse into their much-publicised tryst with IPL and their luxurious lifestyle.
Shah Rukh KhanKolkata Knight Riders 
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Wherever King Khan goes, victory follows. SRK’s team Kolkata Knight Ridershas won the championship in 2012 and 2014. Khan co-owns KKR along with actor Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. However, that’s far from the only lavish purchase in SRK’s life. The actor is one of the wealthiest celebrities in India and owns a villa on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, a £20 million home in London, a farmhouse in Alibaug, a luxurious pad in Delhi and a massive bungalow in Mumbai, Mannat, Khan has it all. SRK has fans mooning over him, literally! An Australian mega fan gifts him a few acres on the moon for his birthday every year! 

 

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The actor participates in brand endorsements for tons of brands such as Pepsi, Nokia, Hyundai, Dish TV, D’decor, LUX and TAG Heuer. Khan is not just an actor, but a savvy businessman, he launched the uber-successful Red Chillies Entertainment with wife Gauri Khan in 2002. The production house now has a full-fledged VFX studio and, reportedly in 2017, the company had an annual turnover of about Rs. 500 crore.
Juhi Chawla, Kolkata Knight Riders 
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The other half of the celebrity owners of Kolkata Knight Riders are Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay MehtaThe couple along with SRK bought the team in 2008 for $75.09 million. Chawla has partnered with SRK in business in the past as well. The duo along with Aziz Mirza started a production company called Dreamz Unlimited in 2000, which shut down a couple of years later. Juhi resides in a beautiful home with her husband and two kids, in the posh Malabar Hill, in South Mumbai.

 

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A vocal supporter of environmental conservation, the actress’ Instagram is filled with photos of nature. According to trustednetworth.com, Chawla has a net worth of Rs40 crores.  
Nita Ambani, Mumbai Indians 
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Married to one of the richest men in the world, Nita Ambani and her family own the IPL team, Mumbai Indians. MI has won the big title in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020, making it the most successful IPL team in the league. Part of the Reliance family since the beginning, the Mumbai franchise was sold for $111.9 million in 2008, making it the most expensive league. Co-owner Nita Ambani has also been in the spotlight for her children, Isha and Akash Ambani’s larger-than-life weddings.
Mukesh, Nita, Shloka and Akash Ambani
Mukesh, Nita, Shloka and Akash Ambani
They had pre-wedding functions in Italy and extravagant ceremonies in Mumbai. The Ambanis have the money and know how to enjoy it. Reports say that in 2007, Mukesh gifted his wife a $60 million Airbus A319 on her 44th birthday. It has room for 180 passengers. The plane habeen customised to include a living room, bedroom, satellite television, WiFi, sky bar, Jacuzzi, and an officeA big philanthropist, Nita is the founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation and started the Football Sports Development Limited, which focuses on developing sports in India through grassroots programmes. 
Preity Zinta, Punjab Kings 
Photo courtesy: Preity Zinta / Instagram
This pretty Zinta is one of the most popular owners of an IPL team. The actress bought the franchise along with Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman for $76 million in 2008. According to celebritynetworth.com, Zinta is worth about $10 million thanks to her real-estate investments, brand endorsements and of course, the IPL. The star got hitched to American businessman Gene Goodenough in a private ceremony in 2016, and now lives in LA. She has an apartment in Mumbai’s posh suburb, Bandra, a holiday bungalow in the hills in her hometown Shimla, and a mansion in LA.  

 

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