Subhash Chandra is a onetime rice exporter-turned media baron and Chairman of Essel Group, that launched India's satellite television revolution. The Zee chairman dropped out after standard 12. His pioneering channel Zee TV competes with, among others, Sony Entertainment Television and STAR Plus.
He has recently started the Indian Cricket League, a domestic Twenty20 cricket league intended as a challenge to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the nation's governing body in the sport. In November 2009, he took over the management responsibility of the newspaper DNA, which features among the top 8 English dailies in India.
Bet you didn’t know that he’s the President of the Global Vipassana Foundation in his capacity as a Vipassana meditator.