The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time
Starting work as a teen to pay off family debts, Subhash Chandra had to rely on bluff, gumption and sheer hard toil to turn things around. A little bit of luck and political patronage saw him make a fortune in rice exports to the erstwhile USSR. Always a risk-taker, Chandra then had the vision of getting into broadcasting early, even as established media players failed to see its potential. His Zee TV, India's first private Indian TV channel, changed the rules of the game. Several gutsy initiatives followed and, today, he has a net worth of $6.3 billion and annual group revenues of about $3 billion.