While talking about the top wealthiest women in India, there are a number of women that have achieved their goals. From their background to education and career, this blog includes every necessary detail of the wealthiest women. Let’s explore these wonder women and their life.
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Here is the list of top 12 richest women in India
1. Savitri Jindal
Savitri Devi Jindal is the wife of the Late Om Parkash Jindal, founder of Jindal Steel and Power. She is a politician, strong businesswoman, and chairperson of the O.P. Jindal Group.
Born on 20 March 1940 in Assam, Mrs. Jindal oversees JSW’s most significant assets, including JSW Steel and other ventures in Mumbai.
Savitri Jindal is the only woman in India’s top 10 billionaire list for 2023. She was the 16th richest Indian in 2016 and the 453rd richest person in the world, with a net worth of $4.0 billion. Currently, her net worth is $17.4 billion.
Know more about her on Wikipedia.
2. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the founder and chairperson of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India. Born on 23 March 1953, she started her career as a Master Brewer, but destiny had written something else for her.
It is truly inspiring to know how she started Biocon and put everything into making a company worth $3.59 Billion. She was listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2019. You can read the list of her achievements on Wikipedia.
3. Smita Crishna-Godrej
Smitha V Crishna belongs to the Godrej group and has one-fifth of the family asset. She is the third richest woman in India. Married to actor Vijay Crishna, she has two kids. According to Forbes, Smita Crishna has an estimated net worth of $ 2.8 billion.
4. Roshni Nadar
Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the chairperson of HCL Technologies. Born in 1981, she is one of the wealthiest women in India. She is the only child of HCL founder Shiv Nadar. She worked as a producer for various companies before joining HCL.
Within a year of her joining HCL, Roshni Nadar was named President and CEO of her HCL Corporation. She then became chairman of HCL Technologies after her father, Shiv Nadar, stepped down. Know more about her on Wikipedia.
5. Mallika Srinivasan
Born in 1959, Mallika Srinivasan is an Indian industrialist and a strong woman entrepreneur. She had established TAFE as a mass manufacturer of tractors. Her husband, Venu Srinivasan, is the CMD of TVS Motors.
Mallika Srinivasan currently serves as President of significant industry associations such as the Tractor Manufacturers Association and the Madras Management Association. She is also a prominent member of the board of directors of her India Business School in Hyderabad. She is the First Lady who has taken over the role of President of the Madras Chamber of Commerce. To know more, click on Wikipedia.
6. Leena Tewari
Leena Tewari is the chairperson of USV Private Limited, a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company in India. She is an author and a strong businesswoman with a net worth of US$3.4 billion.
Leena Tewari is married to Prashant, who is the managing director of USV. Her daughter and son both hold board stakes in USV.
7. Anu Aga
Anu Aga was born on 3rd August 1940 and was chairperson of Thermax, an energy and environment engineering company. A B.A. Economics from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Anu joined Thermax in 1985 and headed the company’s HR department.
She leads the company after her husband, Rohinton Aga’s death. Her daughter her daughter and company vice-chairperson, Meher Pudumjee are leading the company after Anu’s retirement in 2004. Here is her profile on Forbes.
8. Falguni Nayar
Falguni Nayar is a self-made Indian billionaire woman of India. She is the founder and CEO of the beauty and lifestyle company Nykaa, formally known as FSN E-Commerce Ventures. Falguni was the managing director of Kotak Mahindra Capital and quit her job in 2012.
She started Nykaa in April 2012 with $2 million at the age of 50 and in 2021, the company’s net worth was $13 billion. She is an inspiration for Indian women entrepreneurs. Read more about her on Wikipedia.
9. Nilima Motaparti
Nilima Motaparti is the Director of Divi’s Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad. She has done her masters in International Finance from Glasgow University U.K. Her father started this company and was the wealthiest man in Telugu. Nilima owns more than 20% stake in the company and is considered one of the richest women in India.
10. Radha Vembu
A graduate in Industrial Management from Elite IIT Madras, Radha Vembu is co-founder of Zoho. She started the software company AdventNet in 1996 with her brother, Sridhar Vembu. The company launched Zoho, a remote work tool kit, in 2020. She owns the majority stake in the company and helps businesses work remotely. Read more about her on Wikipedia.
11. Neha Narkhede
Neha Narkhede is the co-founder and CTO of Confluent, a cloud company. Born in 1985, she was a co-developer of a popular open-source messaging system Apache Kafka. Neha started Confluent in 2014 along with her two colleagues from LinkedIn. Get to know more about her on Forbes.
12. Vandana Lal
Vandana Lal has been the Executive Director of Dr. Lal Path Labs since 1995. She has done her MD in Pathology from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. Her net worth is Rs 3,143.3 crore, as per corporate shareholdings filed for March 31, 2023.