Shah Rukh Khan, who is the owner of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), also owns a private company called Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is the most popular team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), having won the coveted title in 2012 and 2014. The team’s finances and operations are managed by Venky Mysore, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company and a trusted employee of Shah Rukh Khan, the owner of KKR. Shah Rukh Khan also owns Red Chillies Entertainment Private Limited, one of the country’s premier film production houses. Venky is also the CEO of Red Chillies.
Venky Mysore hails from Mysore, Karnataka. He was a promising cricketer during his early years and was close to representing Ranji Trophy. However, he decided to give up cricket as per his father’s wishes and pursued an MBA degree. Later, he became the manager of a cricket team.
In 2010, Venky Mysore left his position as the Managing Director of MetLife India and joined Shah Rukh Khan’s KKR.
Media reports suggest that Mysore’s net worth is approximately Rs 14 crore, but there is no official confirmation of this.
Venky Mysore and his wife Veena have three children.
Mysore is credited with being the driving force behind KKR’s acquisition of the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders.
He earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Madras.
Before joining KKR, Mysore was a well-known figure in the insurance industry, having worked in the field for over 25 years, with more than 21 years spent at MetLife.
Mysore reportedly migrated to the US, and he also played for the University of Madras. Additionally, he served as a director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bengaluru.
According to Forbes, KKR had a net worth of $1.1 billion, a revenue of $41.2 million, and an income of $14.1 million.