Top Diplomat to a Staunch Politician: Relive the Journey of Shashi Tharoor and know his Net worth in 2023

Shashi Tharoor started his political career after joining the Indian National Congress in the year 2009. He is a Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and was in the race of becoming the next President of Indian National Congress with Mallikarjun Kharge. However, Mallikarjun Kharge won the Indian National Congress presidential election and took charge as new President of Indian National Congress on 26th October 2022.

The 2022 Indian National Congress presidential election was concluded on 17th October 2022 and counting of votes was held on 19th October 2022. The election was triggered when Rahul Gandhi resigned as party leader on 10th August 2019. The All India Congress Committee then elected Sonia Gandhi as interim president of Indian National Congress.

If you talk about Shashi Tharoor net worth 2023 then his total assets is expected over Rs. 35 Crore according to a figure shared from his 2019 Lok Sabha nomination. Most of the earnings of Shashi Tharoor are from royalties of his articles, speech, pension as Under-Secretary-General of the UN, and 12 lakh salary being a Member of Parliament.

Shashi Tharoor’s Profile and Annual Income

Full NameShashi Tharoor
ProfessionPolitician, diplomat, writer
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Shashi Tharoor net worthhis total assets is Rs. 35 Crore+
Annual IncomeRs. 3.6 Crore+
Annual Salary as a Member of ParliamentRs. 12 lakh

Shashi Tharoor Biography – Age, School, Education, Parents, and More

“India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.” – Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor was born in London, United Kingdom to Chandran Tharoor and Sulekha Menon and raised in India. He has his two younger sisters namely Smitha and Shobha. His father was from Kerala state in India and worked at several positions in Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, and London. He also worked as group advertising manager for The Statesman.

Shashi Tharoor’s paternal uncle Parameshwaran Tharoor was the founder of Reader’s Digest in India.

Though, Tharoor was born in London, his parents were returned to India when he was just 2 years old. He studied at the Campion School from 1963 to 68 and later completed his high schooling from St. Xavier’s Collegiate School in Kolkata.

Further, Shashi Tharoor graduated with BA (History) from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi in the year 1975. During his college days at St Stephen’s College, he used to the President of student union and also founded the St. Stephen’s Quiz Club.

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Later, Tharoor went to the United States to get M.A. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He further obtained his MA in Law and Diplomacy in the year 1977 and his Ph.D. in International Relations and Affairs in the year 1978. He was the first editor of the Fletcher Forum of International Affair and also received the Robert B. Stewart Prize for best student while pursing PhD.

NameShashi Tharoor
Full NameShashi Tharoor
Born on9 March 1956
Place of BirthLondon, UK
Father’s NameChandran Tharoor
Mother’s NameSulekha Menon
Wife NameTilottama Mukherji (divorced)​, Christa Giles (divorced),​ Sunanda Pushkar (died on 17 January 2014 at The Leela Hotel Chanakyapuri, New Delhi)
Mother TongueMalayalam
EducationHigh school from St. Xavier’s Collegiate School in Kolkata BA (History) from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi M.A. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University MA in Law and Diplomacy in 1977 Ph.D. in International Relations and Affairs in 1978
Marital StatusMarried
No. of ChildrenTwo children
Shashi Tharoor age 66 years
Shashi Tharoor Net Worth Rs. 35 Crore+

Shashi Tharoor’s Total Assets, and Net Worth

The net worth of Shashi Tharoor in INR is estimated over Rs. 35 Crore+. He currently serves as the MP of Thiruvananthapuram Kerala.

According to a figure received from Shashi Tharoor’ 2019 Lok Sabha nomination, his movable assets is over Rs. 14 Crore with an immovable assets of Rs. 1 Crore. He has wealth of Rs.15 Crore from Company bonds, shares, and mutual fund and over Rs.5 Crore stored in national and foreign banks.

He also receives Rs. 12 lakh salary being a Member of Parliament.  His annual income is over Rs. 3.6 Crore.

Shashi Tharoor Personal Life – Ex-Wife, Divorce, and Life with Sunanda Pushkar

Shashi Tharoor With Sunanda Pushkar
Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar, Source – Instagram

Shashi Tharoor’s parents were moved to India when he was just 2 years old. He was married to Tilottama Mukherji in 1981 and she was her first wife. The couple got divorced later. They had twin sons Kanishk and Ishaan.

Then, he married to a Canadian diplomat Christa Giles but it was childless and short-lived.

Later, he married to Dubai-based businesswoman Sunanda Pushkar and she was her third wife. Sunanda Pushkar was died under mysterious circumstances at The Leela Hotel Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 17th January 2014.

The mother-tongue of Shashi Tharoor is Malayalam. He has also won many honours and awards and here is the list of same:

YearHonours and Awards
2022Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur
2019Sahitya Akademi Award
2013PETA’s “Person of the Year”
2013First Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular and Peace Award
2012Commander of the Order of Charles III
2010Digital person of the year, Indian Digital Media Awards (IDMA)
2010Fifth IILM Distinguished Global Thinker Award
2010“New Age Politician of the Year” Award, at NDTV
2010Sarva Deshiya Prathibha Award
2009Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration
2009Inspiration of the Year Award at GQ’s Man of the Year Awards
2009Zakir Hussain Memorial “Pride of India” Award
2004Pravasi Bharatiya Samman
1998Global Leader of Tomorrow, World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
1998Excelsior Award for excellence in literature
1991Commonwealth Writers’ Prize
1990Federation of Indian Publishers’ Hindustan Times Literary Award
1976Rajika Kripalani Young Journalist Award

Shashi Tharoor Political Career in India

Shashi Tharoor in Parliament
Source – Hindustan Times

Shashi Tharoor was approached by the BJP, the Communists, and the Congress but he chose Congress as his ideologically was comfortable with the party.

He contested the Indian General elections for the Congress Party in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in March 2009 and won the election by a margin of 99,989.

He became the Minister of State for External Affairs on 28 May 2009. He was the most-followed politician on Twitter from India till 2013.

He became the minister of state for HRD in 2012. Have a look at his Electoral Performances:

2009 15th Lok Sabha ElectionThiruvananthapuramWon
2014 16th Lok Sabha ElectionThiruvananthapuramWon
2019 17th Lok Sabha ElectionThiruvananthapuramWon
2022 Indian National Congress presidential electionKerala Pradesh Congress CommitteeTo be announced

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What is Shashi Tharoor net worth 2023?

Over Rs. 35 Crore

What is the annual income of Shashi Tharoor?

Rs. 3.6 Crore+

What is the salary of Shashi Tharoor?

Rs.12 lakh for being a Member of Parliament

Shashi Tharoor belongs to which political party?

Indian National Congress

Is Shashi Tharoor active on social media?

Yes, he regularly posts using his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

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