We have come across so many celebrities who have tremendously worked day and night to lead a successful wealthy life yet a few of them could only achieve this feat. They have marked themselves on the golden pages of India’s history by leaving their legacy for generations to follow.
Here are some famous Indian personalities who worked hard in their lives and left large fortunes to their families after death:
1. Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan’s film work is not only critically lauded in Bollywood but also worldwide recognized. His work in films ranging from the lead role in The Lunchbox to his appearance in the Hollywood action blockbuster Jurassic World has truly wowed his fans. He was also the first Bollywood actor to appear in two Academy Award-winning films, Slumdog Millionaire in 2008 and Life of Pi in 2012.
Irrfan, on the other hand, died on April 29, 2020, while battling cancer. According to reports, Irrfan’s net worth was around Rs 320 crore, because he charged nearly 15 crores per film and Rs 5 crore for endorsements.
2. Dhirubhai Ambani
Dhirubhai Ambani was born in the Gujarati city of Junagadh to Hirachand Gordhanbhai Ambani and Jamnaben. His father worked as a teacher. Dhirubhai travelled to Yemen when he was 16 years old and worked as a gas station attendant and an oil company clerk.
In 1958, he returned to India with Rs 50,000 and established a fabric purchasing and selling business. In 1977, he went public with Reliance and became the first Indian entrepreneur to make the Forbes 500 list. Dhirubhai Ambani died on July 6, 2002, with a net worth of $25.6 billion.
3. Rishi Kapoor
Who hasn’t heard of Rishi Kapoor, the skilled and intelligent actor who has appeared in over a hundred films? He is the son of Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor, and he has dated practically every Bollywood actress during his career.
On April 30, 2020, a truly dedicated Bollywood artist passed away, leaving the Kapoor family with a net value of Rs 300 crore.
Sridevi, one of South India’s most well-known actresses, is widely regarded as Bollywood’s first female superstar. Because of her dance routines and facial impression, she has been deemed a spectacle on the big screen.
After a four-decade career, Sridevi left a net worth of Rs 247 crore for her family after her untimely death in 2018.
5. Ram Jethmalani
For sixty years, Ram Jethmalani was one of India’s most prominent lawyers, serving as Union Minister of Law and Justice, Chairman of the Indian Bar Council, and President of the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Mr. Jethmalani was paid Rs 25 lakh for each court appearance, and he received over 1 crore in retainers from the society’s wealth. He is thought to be worth between Rs 100 and Rs 200 crore.
6. V.G. Siddhartha
Originally from Karnataka, Veerappa Gangaiah Siddhartha Hegde came from a family that had been in the coffee business for 140 years. After opening his first CCD in 1996, he built India’s largest cafe chain, Café Coffee Day. However, he committed suicide in 2019, leaving behind a net worth of Rs 8,200 crore.
7. Om Puri
With a career spanning nearly 45 years, the veteran actor was unquestionably one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors. Before his death in 2017, his net worth was estimated to be over 151 crores.
8. Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput is one of Bollywood’s newest and most successful actors. Sushanth Singh Rajput died unexpectedly on June 14, 2020, shocking everyone.
According to sources, Sushant Singh Rajput’s net worth was estimated to be around $60 million. His box office successes, such as Chichhore and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, have garnered him fame and admiration among fans.
9. Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor, a member of the original Kapoor family, was for a long time one of the most dedicated and outstanding actors in the Bollywood industry. After his death on 4 December 2017, the actor turned producer, who had worked in the industry for 58 years, left his family with an astonishing net worth of Rs 600 crore.
10. Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley, India’s former Finance Minister, a famous politician, and a renowned lawyer died on August 24, 2019, at the age of 66. From 2014 to 2019, he was the Finance Minister of the BJP government. He had a net worth of Rs 113 crore, according to reports, which he left to his family.
11. Dev Anand
Dev Anand, dubbed the “Chocolate Boy” of Bollywood, was a writer, director, and producer who spent more than six decades in the Hindi film industry. Johny Mera Naam, Jewel Thief, Kaala Pani, and other films are among his most well-known.
Dev Anand died on December 3, 2011, at the age of 88, with a net worth of roughly 50 million dollars.