Dr Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and writer. He is one of the most well-known faces of Indian politics and has been a Member of Parliament for a decade. He was previously a Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs (2009 – 2010) and has also served as the Minister of State in the Government of India for Human Resource Development (2012 – 2014).
Dr Tharoor is presently a member of the Indian National Congress and has been a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala since 2009. In this article, we will talk about Shashi Tharoor net worth, income, his salary and his life.
SHASHI THAROOR EARLY LIFE
Dr Tharoor not only has income from his post as MP, but he is also a well-renowned writer. He has written 18 best-selling books of fiction and non-fiction since 1981 about India and its history, film, culture, politics, society and many other topics which shows that he is pretty well off. Shashi Tharoor net worth was already quite a lot due to his royalties from book sales and his stints in different newspapers and magazines.
He has also written hundreds of columns and articles for prestigious international publications like The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post and national publications like The Deccan Chronicle, The Indian Express, The Hindu, The Times of India etc. He was a contributing editor for Newsweek International for two years as well. Mr Tharoor came second in the selection of UN Secretary-General in 2016, losing out to Ban Ki-Moon, after which he retired from the UN
SHASHI THAROOR NET WORTH 2020: 112 CRORES+
Dr Shashi’s Tharoor and his wife (who passed away a few years ago) Sunanda Pushkar were the richest among minister couples according to The Economic Times when Tharoor last declared his assets before the 2014 election. Tharoor and his wife both have accumulated a lot of wealth through mostly their assets. Shashi Tharoor salary is 1 lakh per month as a Minister of Parliament, Lok Sabha. Tharoor’s net worth is a humongous 112 crores as on 2019 and more in his last declaration of assets, which included his wife’s assets too.
Dr Tharoor’s cash and deposits in banks, financial institutions and Non-Banking
Financial Companies in various currencies (US$, AED, DKK and INR) accumulated to approximately Rs 2.5 crores.
His bonds, debentures and shares in Companies as per current market
valuation in case of listed companies and Book Value for Unlisted Companies (in US$ and INR) was worth approximately Rs 2.5 crores.
Shashi Tharoor net worth also included land worth 1.5 lakhs. He also owned jewellery worth 10 lakhs and watches worth 22 lakhs, a car worth 8 lakhs and has no business interests.
Shashi Tharoor Wife Income
Shashi Tharoor wife income was a lot and she was responsible for most of Shashi Tharoor net worth and their combined net worth having assets in multiple countries. The core of her wealth comes from real estate holdings.
Her cash and deposits in banks, financial institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies, and Shares in Companies as per current market valuation, in various currencies (US$, AED, and INR) amounted to approximately Rs 7 crores.
Sunanda Pushkar, his wife has land assets in Jammu and Kashmir worth 12 lakhs. Her jewellery amounted to 2 crores, kept in lockers in Dubai and a foreign watch collection worth 4 crores consisting of 25 foreign watches.
She also inherited antiques from Shashi Tharoor’s grandmother worth 30 lakhs and possesses a suit of armour and a rare Humayuni sword whose value is unknown.
Mrs Tharoor had many mortgages on her assets. She had a mortgage of 1.65 crores on her house in Ontario, Canada and a mortgage of 15 crores on her houses in Dubai. Mr Tharoor had transferred $2 million from his savings earned before politics to her for paying off the mortgages in the UAE.
Shashi Tharoor House and Cars
Shashi Tharoor house is an apartment located in Cochin worth 27 lakhs and in Thiruvananthapuram worth 65 lakhs. Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda Pushkar had a lot of houses all over the world. She had a house in Ontario, Canada worth 3.5 crores and 12 apartments in Dubai worth 95 crores. She also owned a car purchased in Dubai for 9 lakhs in 2009 and a car worth 5 lakhs registered in Haryana, gifted to her by Tharoor.
Although Shashi Tharoor net worth included no business investments, Shashi Tharoor wife was active as a consultant and an entrepreneur. However, Tharoor stated that she was not involved in any business at the time of filing of the declaration.
Sunanda Pushkar passed away in 2014. If Pushkar has not left a will, her son and husband will equally share her assets as per the Hindu Succession Act.
Tharoor is widely considered as one of the most intellectual members of the Parliament due to his involvement in international diplomacy and his immense popularity as a writer, and being one of the few politicians with a sharp wit and a tremendous sense of humour. He has again been nominated as the Congress party’s candidate from Thiruvananthapuram constituency of Kerala in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.