I don't take competition lightly. Big or small, we nail them down before they can grow in size.
In 1990, Maran started a monthly magazine in Tamil called Poomaalai. On 14 April 1993, he founded Sun TV with an investment of US$2 from a bank loan. Sun TV was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 24 April 2006 upon raising $133 million for 10% of the share capital, catapulting him into the Billionaire charts. He was among the few representatives at a roundtable with the visiting then US President Bill Clinton.
By 2010, he was the 17th richest Indian, with a net worth of US$4 Billion, and was the highest paid businessman in India. Maran and his wife, Kavery Maran were ranked second on the list of Indian executive pay charts with a package of ₹62 crore (US$9.5 million) each for the fiscal year 2011–2012, behind Congress MP Naveen Jindal.