With $150Mln Assets, Veteran Actor, Politician Jaya Bachchan Could Be India’s Richest MP
Veteran Indian actor and Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan may well be India’s richest Member of Parliament (MP).
With declared assets worth US$150 million (INR 10,000 million), Jaya’s estimated wealth exceeds that of upper house MP Ravindra Kishore Sinha who declared assets worth INR 8,000 million in 2014. Jaya is an SP candidate for the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) polls. The party is a noted political force in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Jaya, who recently filed her nomination as an SP candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls, had declared assets worth US$74 million (Rs 4930 million) in 2012.
According to an affidavit, Jaya and spouse Amitabh have immovable assets worth over INR 4,600 million. Their movable assets are valued at INR 5,400 million. The affidavit also revealed that the couple own INR 62o million worth of gold and jewelry. Amitabh alone owns jewelry worth Rs360 million.
The duo also own an enviable fleet of automobiles of 12 vehicles.These include a Rolls Royce, Porsche, Range Rover and three Mercedes. Amitabh also owns a Tata NANO and a tractor.
The Bachchans own a 3,175 square meter residential property in Brignogan Plage in France. They also have properties in Noida, Bhopal, Pune, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Jaya owns a 1.22 hectare agricultural plot worth INR 22 million in Lucknow’s Kakori area. Amitabh owns a three-acre plot worth INR 57 million in Daulatpur area of Barabanki district.
This story originally appeared on the Times of India.
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