Who is Shah Rukh Khan, and what is the KKR IPL owner and King of Bollywood’s net worth?

SHAH RUKH KHAN is known as the 'King of Bollywood'.

The actor-turned-producer is one of India's most famous experts and can rival any of Hollywood's A-list for global appeal and star power.

 The 'King of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan owns the Kolkata Knight Riders of the IPL

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The 'King of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan owns the Kolkata Knight Riders of the IPL

He is also the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders, the second richest franchise in the Indian Premier League.

Khan, who has won 14 Filmfare Awards, is also one of the richest actors in the world – with an estimated wealth bigger than the likes of Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood.

He took ownership of Kolkata in 2008 – along with Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and husband Jay Mehta – for $75million (approx. £53m).

The team struggled initially but won titles in 2012 and 2014.

 King Khan is one of the world's best-paid actors - and is worth more than Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks

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King Khan is one of the world's best-paid actors – and is worth more than Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks

Born in New Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan is the most famous actor in Bollywood.

He has appeared in more than 80 films, winning 14 Filmfare Awards – the Bollywood equivalent of the Oscars.

Khan has a massive worldwide following, with a fanbase and wealth that rivals the very biggest American stars.

The 52-year-old is also a philanthropist that has raised millions for disaster relief and health care in India and abroad.

Khan was also honoured by Unesco for supporting children's education and the World Economic Forum for championing women's and children's rights in India.

Khan studied economics at Hansraj College, but developed his acting talents with the Theatre Action Group in Delhi.

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He scrapped his Masters degree to pursue acting.

Often named among the sexiest Indian and Asian men in the world, Khan has been married to film producer Gauri since 1991.

Khan is a Muslim while his wife is a Punjabi Hindu.

They have three children, two sons and a daughter – his youngest son AbRam was born through a surrogate.

He has been a star on TV, screen and stage and with more than 80 Bollywood film credits.

Khan is also the co-chairman of a film production company, Red Chillies Entertainment.

After his older sister Shahnaz fell into a deep depression following the death of their parents, Shah Rukh cared for her and continues to live with her to this day.

His net worth is estimated to be around £425m ($600m) which places him among the wealthiest actors in the world.

In 2017, Forbes placed him at No 8 in their list of the world's wealthiest actors.

He is thought to command almost £27m per picture – more than the likes of Tom Hanks, Ryan Gosling and Matt Damon.

 Khan is worth more than a number of top Hollywood stars - Tom Hanks among them

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Khan is worth more than a number of top Hollywood stars – Tom Hanks among them

Other estimates have his wealth even higher, in excess of £600million.

Khan lives in a lavish mansion in Mumbai, along with multiple homes across India.

He has a villa at the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai as well as a £20m apartment in Park Lane, London.

Khan is often referred to as 'Brand SRK' such is his ability to attract sponsors and endorsements.

He is an 'ever-present' facet of Indian life, whether that be through his films, TV appearances, adverts and billboards.

Khan has huge endorsement deals with Pepsi, Tag Heuer, Hyundai, Nokia and others.

SHAH RUKH KHAN is known as the 'King of Bollywood'.