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Salman Rushdie finished his education from John Connon School and Rugby school in Mumbai and did his graduation in the well-known King’s college, University of Cambridge, where he majored in history. He began his career as a copywriter working for an advertising firm specifically Ogilvy and Mather and afterwards at Ayer Barker before he became a fulltime writer. Salman Rushdie is among the most contentious yet acclaimed novelists of the world best known for his glittering novels which are a combination of startling imagination, exuberance and dream he’s filled with intellectual resources and brilliance.
Salman Rushdie Net Worth $15 Million
Salman Rushdie with a net worth of $ 20 million is among the leading novelists of the modern world but unlike others star writers he made his cash just in the novels which he wrote not even a penny of his worth comes from sanctions deals. Salman Rushdie’s Midnights Children is a masterpiece along with an epochal work of fiction and also this novel is what made him one of the largest literary voices of our current generation. The magic in the novel refused to expire as well as after 25 years of its launch the novel went to win Best of the Bookers and Booker of Bookers in the year 2008.
In the procedure the older Rushdie and Jain passed away but the Jain’s decided to not let go of the property transferred to Supreme Court the apex court of India which directed the Rushdie’s that’s the current owner Salman Rushdie to deliver the Bungalow whose current market value accounts for around 80-100 crore to the Jain’s at a throw away price of just 6 crore. Salman Rushdie will certainly be a miserable guy but more will be his Indian devotees as this was his last ancestral connection with India that will be lost for the great.
Salman Rushdie and controversies walk hand in hand but the largest controversy he faced is that connected with his novel The Satanic Verses that was first released in the year 1988 in UK. The publication initially received critical acclaim from nearly all British publication reviewers and it also won the Whitbread Prize for novel of the year that carried prize money of 20,000. Before the publication, both the editors and publishers received warnings the novel may be contentious but Salman Rushdie turned a blind eye to them and moved on with the novel and shortly after its release the novel garnered broad spread criticism, heated and violent reactions in the Muslim sections of the world. Rushdie after attempted to apologies and disown the novel but his apology was directly rejected the Imam Khomeini. The Fatwa got support and criticism from around the world and the UK encouraged the Iranian authorities to revoke the Fatwa which they rejected which resulted in societal and political side effect of the western and Islamic connections. Salman Rushdie had to stay indoors for years guarded by armed security staff 24X7 and he had to always shift his place to remain safe. The Fatwa changed his private life and his 2nd wife Marianne Wiggins divorced him, he wed Elizabeth West during his unhappy times and she supported him nicely but he dropped her for the ambitious and wonderful Indian-created Padma Lakshmi who was 23-year his junior and after four years of relationship his fourth wife Padma Lakshmi dropped him and moved on.
In the year 2007 on 16th June Salman Rushdie was created a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II in honor of his services to literature. The knighthood for Salman Rushdie resulted in much controversy around the world with Muslim populated states openly criticizing the action.
Salman Rushdie already exceptionally wealthy made a profitable deal with the exceptionally loaded Emory University in Atlanta for an eye popping sum of 1 million which will take the possession of his newspapers, archives of journals and manuscripts that additionally contains the first 1,600 page contentious manuscript of The Satanic Verses.