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Introduction About Ronnie Screwvala
For the people who grew up in the early 2000’s know the symbol of UTV movies flashing on their screen vividly, like the back of their hand. The UTV motion pictures and the company was founded by Rohinton Soli Screwvala, lovingly known as Ronnie Screwvala in the industry.
From being a theater junkie to creating UTV which took over the world in a literal way and giving rise to UpGrad, which is a crowd favorite for sure. He has been written down in the list of the celebrated “75 most influential people of the 21st century’ by the well-known Esquire co.
Net Worth & Salary of Ronnie Screwvala in 2022
Ronnie Screwvala has a net worth of $867 million. Most of it comes from the UTV Company and the UpGrad revenues.
He earns around $400,000 dollars a year. His company hasn’t just been limited to the cable/movies section, but has expanded into areas like the sports company (U sports) and various other ventures.
Early Life & Biography of Ronnie Screwvala
His actual name being Rohinton Soli Screwvala, he is known by his nickname Ronnie throughout his whole career. He was born in 1956 to his parents who belonged from a humble background in Mumbai.
His whole childhood in fact has been based in Mumbai itself as his father was an employee of a well-known company back then. He completed his schooling and achieved his Undergraduate degree in Mumbai.
His schooling was done in the famous Cathedral and John Connon School. He later joined Sydenham College for his graduation.
Ever since he was a kid, Ronnie was always passionate about two things, entrepreneurship and theater. His life revolved around the both of them and he tried to find ways to accommodate them in his life.
|Name:||Rohinton Soli Screwvala|
|Age:||65 years old|
|Birth Date:||8 September 1956|
|Birth Place:||Mumbai, India|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Daughter- Trishya Screwvala)|
|Net Worth in 2022||$867 Million|
|Content Last Updated:||February 2022|
Personal Life of Ronnie Screwvala
Ronnie was born and nurtured in Mumbai mainly because his father had his base in Mumbai itself. His father being an employee of a much reputed company had a significant part in Ronnie’s life.
Ronnie was at first married to Manjula Nanavati, however both of them separated due to personal reasons. They have a daughter named Trysha Screwvala together.
Ronnie went ahead to marry Zarina Mehta later. Zarina is a woman of exceptional capabilities and talents.
Zarina is registered as the co-founder of UTV as well. She runs their philanthropic organization aimed for a better state for millions of people, known as “The Swades Foundation’ alongside Ronnie.
Career of Ronnie Screwvala
Ronnie had a keen liking towards entrepreneurship since the very beginning. He opened a toothbrush manufacturing company right in the early days of him venturing out.
His keen liking and passion did take him to great heights. He founded UTV in 1990.
UTV went on to make him gain the title of a distinguished personality because it wasn’t just limited to cable TV anymore, it had expanded into other spheres like movies, TV shows, Gaming etc.
Critically acclaimed and well known movies and TV shows have come from the production house of UTV. After its immense success, he decided to give something in return to the people and built the Swades Foundation alongside his wife.
Swades foundation is exemplary and is based in Mumbai. Its major objective is to help a million people find their way through poverty.
He also ventured into the area of upGrad which is now a major source of revenue for him as well as its one of the most desired educational apps too.
He also invested in the sports industry with his target audience being the youngsters interested in Kabaddi, football and E Sports, where they’d be provided with training and opportunities. His team U Mumba in the Pro Kabaddi league has stolen the hearts of many due to its exceptional performance.
His venture RSVP movies marks his stunning comeback to the film fraternity where he plans on releasing amazing movies in the near future! As well as he has founded UniLazer which focuses on financing and helping the emerging and budding start-ups in India.
Awards & Achievements of Ronnie Screwvala
We have witnessed amazing movies from the much applauded Barfi! To Kai Po Che, thanks to the UTV production house. And these have gained Ronnie a couple of awards for his exceptional work and contribution.
He has gotten the award for his contribution under the ‘Best Films’ in IIFA and Filmfare.
Barfi! and Jodhaa Akbar are some of the movies that he got awarded for in the year 2007, 2009 and 2013 in both IIFA and Filmfare.
Fortune Magazine has classified him as one of the 25 most powerful people in Asia. In Time magazine’s well known compilation of “100 most influential people’ in 2009, he occupies a position.
Major Investments and Assets of Ronnie Screwvala
Aside from his branching in the UTV house and Swades foundation etc., he has invested in a lot of companies through UniLazer. He has acquired stakes in the companies and has been a part of their major funding as well.
He has invested in companies such as TrueFan etc. He has invested in around 30+ start-ups so far!
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