In today’s world, there’s nothing shocking if your female counterpart is earning more than you or even heads your corporate company. Women are progressing in all fields at a very high rate and therefore getting paid more for their work. So sometimes, it’s possible that females can earn more – and that too in a personal relationship.
While it’s considered the duty of the husband or the partner to encourage them, it’s totally upon their understanding how they make use of it. In fact, a man whose partner earns more, only makes his stature higher in this chauvinist society.
Let’s have a look at 5 Indian females who earn more than their husbands!
1. Sania Mirza
The 31-year-old current top ranked women’s doubles tennis player in the world is a successful name in India. Sania Mirza is the most recognizable and respected female successful athletes of all time. India’s most famous tennis player got married to Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik in 2010.
Sania earns substantially from several brand endorsements apart from her glittering career. Earning almost four times her beau, Sania’s total net worth is around Rs 165 crore. Her salary as India’s top player is said to be Rs 9.90 crore.
2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
This ex-Miss World is one of the highest paid Hindi cinema actresses. Undoubtedly, she’s the face behind luxury brands like Loreal, Armani, Longines etc. She has been married to Abhishek Bachchan since the past 11 years now.
According to Forbes, Aish’s net worth is around $35 million, while that of Abhishek is estimated to be around $30 30 million. Currently she charges anything between Rs 3 – 5 crore a movie. Abhishek’s earning as a Kabaddi team owner or as brand ambassador for LG, Motorola, etc, is just meager in front of his better half.
3. Bipasha Basu
The 39-year-old former model and actress tied the knot with her much younger beau Karan Singh Grover in April 2016. Talking of properties, the bong owns 3 plush houses whereas Karan only owns an apartment in a high rise building in Mumbai. Bipasha has graced 40 magazine covers and charges Rs 2-3 crore per movie now.
Thanks to brand endorsements and public appearances, the actress is in huge demand. Her net-worth is estimated around Rs 100 crore while Karan’s net worth is around Rs 13.4 crore. That’s a huge difference!
4. Farah Khan
Bollywood’s ace choreographer-turned-director has many successful Bollywood films (Main Hoon Na, Happy New Year) to her credit, making her richer than her younger husband, film editor Shirish Kunder. She married him in 2004 and is now a mother of triplets.
Since Farah has been working in the industry (over 25 years), her net worth is estimated to be a whooping $8 million. She charges around Rs 10 – 15 crore per movie as director, while her fee for choreographing is said to be around Rs 20-30 Lakh.
5. Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya is the undoubtedly the leading female voice in Indian film industry. She is the highest paid playback singer, because she just charges around Rs 18-20 lakh for a single song – making her the richest female singer as well! Shreya’s net worth is around $25 Million (around Rs 15 crore).
Shreya wed her childhood sweetheart Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya in 2015. He is an electronics engineer by profession and also a businessman (founder of Rasilant Tech). Shreya’s hubby also owns an app called Hipcask which educates people about various wines, whisky and beers.
It looks like this list gives a big thumbs up to all those successful female celebs who have proved their mettle and earn higher than their male counterparts. Keep going, ladies!