Renowned actress Jaya Bachchan is the Samajwadi Party (SP) MP from Uttar Pradesh. She could certainly be India’s richest Member of Parliament (MP) with declared assets of Rs 1,000 crore.
That would put her above BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ravindra Kishore Sinha who declared his assets worth Rs 800 crore in 2014 when he entered the upper House.
Jaya recently filed her nomination as an SP candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls, and has declared assets worth Rs 493 crore back in 2012. According to her affidavit, Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan have immovable assets worth more than Rs 460 crore, which is over twice of the Rs 152 crore they owned in 2012.
The value of their movable assets too rose from around Rs 343 crore in 2012 to around Rs 540 crore. And we’re talking about India Rupees here, people!
The affidavit showed that the couple owned gold and jewellery worth over Rs 62 crore. Of that, Amitabh owns jewellery worth more than Rs 36 crore! The Bachchans also own 12 vehicles right now, which are worth over 13 crores. These include a Rolls-Royce, three Mercedes, a Porsche and a Range Rover. Amitabh also owns a Tata Nano and a tractor.
Amitabh and Jaya own watches worth around Rs 3.4 crore and Rs 51 lakh, respectively. Jaya owns a pen worth over Rs 9 lakh. Their house is not their only house, but they own a 3,175 sqm residential property in Brignogan Plage in FRANCE. In addition, they have properties in Noida, Bhopal, Pune, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
Jaya owns a 1.22 hectare agricultural plot worth Rs 2.2 crore in Kakori area of Lucknow and Amitabh owns a 3 acre plot worth Rs 5.7 crore in Daulatpur area of Barabanki district.
That’s a lot of money, all in one family.