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The Richie-rich filmmakers of India!

Mumbai [India], May 18: Karan Johar to SS Rajamouli, meet the richest Indian directors who have built a billion-dollar empire through filmmaking

Swati Bhat

Karan Johar isn't just a director but also owns a production house worth billions of dollars. Lately, his company also started Dharma Cornerstone Agency, a talent management company and Dharma 2.0, a platform that gives opportunities to new filmmakers. KJo owns A lavish duplex home in Mumbai worth Rs.30 crore, Mercedes Maybach S500, annual income of Rs 100 crore, million-dollar empire. Recently opened a Jewelry brand 'Tyaani' in suburb and a restaurant in town 'KJo's Neuma'.

Rajamouli doesn't just deliver magnum opus cinema but also charges a hefty amount for the same. For his latest movie RRR, he owns 30% shares of the movie's profit, as per News18. His net worth is estimated to be $20 Million USD (approx Rs 148 Crore INR), per Finapp. Few of the car brands owned by Rajamouli include Range Rover and BMW. Each of these car would cost around 1 crore to 1.5 crore.

One of the popular Bollywood directors, Rajkumar Hirani is known for creating movies with social messages. His movies are the perfect example of brilliant content that make big bucks at the box office. With every movie of his creating a box-office record, there are millions adding to his wealth as well. The total net worth of Mr. Rajkumar Hirani is estimated to be $150 Million, which in Indian currency is approximately 1105 Crore Indian Rupee

Farhan Akhtar is a man who wears plenty of hats and is pretty good at everything he does. Over the year, Akhtar has earned plenty of money through acting, directing and producing movies. As per Asianet News, Akhtar owns properties worth Rs 148 crores and charges Rs 3 crore to Rs 4 crore, per film. Farhan’s Bandra's house is around Rs 35 crore. His car collection includes Porsche Cayman, which costs Rs 1.5 crore, Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes Benz ML 350 CDI, Jeep Grand SRT and Mercedes 350 D.

A Filmmaker, director, and screenwriter, Zoya Akhtar is known for picking unconventional topics and entertaining viewers with her storytelling. All set for her next road trip movie Jee Le Zaraa starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt, the other Akhtar has a net worth of $10 million (approx Rs 76 crores), per Celebrity Net Worth.

Just like his larger-than-life film sets, Sanjay Leela Bhansali also has a hefty net worth. Known for telling stories in the most magnificent way, Bhansali is one of the most influential Indian filmmakers. Having spent over two decades in the industry, the filmmaker has given some blockbusters like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajiroa Mastani, among others. His movie Padmaavat went on to collect over Rs 500 crore at the box office and his latest movie Gangubai Kathiawadi crossed Rs 100 crore mark, per TOI and LiveMint, respectively.

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