Media Mogul Subhash Chandra and the reason why he is abillionaire :
Subhash Chandra is India’s media tycoon and a source of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs. He is the man behind Zee TV, one of the most popular Satellite TV networks in India.
He is a self made billionaire and According to Forbes (2009), he has a net worth of $ 1.1 billion.
Subhash Chandra did not go to college, but always had the entrepreneurial skills to set up profitable ventures.
Subhash Chandra has been a man with great foresight, he had the ability to look into the future and identify new businessopportunities.
He did not have much knowledge about the satellite TV business, it was his self belief, courage and determinationthat made Zee a huge success.
Here is a quotation by Subhash Chandra : “Paths are made by walking and walking down beaten paths is for beaten men”
Subhash Chandra was born on November 30th 1950, in Hisar, Haryana. He dropped out of school in class 12. At just age 19, he started a vegetable oil unit and after some time he began exporting food grains.
Subhash Chandra entered into the packaging business of in 1981, with Essel Packaging Limited.
In 1988, he set up the amusement park known as Essel world. Water Kingdom came up in 1998 which was designed by Architect Jean Michel Rouls from France.
He was sure of the fact that , in the times to come , thesatellite television industry in India will witness tremendous growth and that is why he decided to start Zee in 1992.
Subhash Chandra’s rebel cricket league, Indian Cricket League (ICL) was started in 2007.ICL signed up at lot of international cricketers including Brain Lara, Marvan Atapattu, Inzamam ul Haq and Chris Cairns.ICL is a private cricket league of India and runs parallel to the League by the BCCI. It follows the 20twenty format.
Subhash Chandra has also been recognized for his role as aphilanthropist. He has set up several organizations for socialcauses, including TALEEM OR Transnational Alternate Learning for Emancipation and Empowerment through Multimedia. TALEEM is involved in various educational and research activities.