India’s Richest Women
Indian women great talents are no more hidden these days. They showed good appearance in almost all fields and made their country feel proud of them. There are some of the famous names which show female power in sports, acting, business, space studies, etc. There are also some women who proved themselves and are more powerful than men. Here are some of the successful women which are on top list among richest women in India.
She is India’s richest woman with her net worth of $4.9 billion. She is the chairperson of the Jindal Steel and Power Limited. She is also occupying a position of Minister in Haryana State Congress Party. After the death of her husband O.P. Jindal, who died in a Helicopter crash in 2005, she became the chairperson of the Jindal Group. And soon, the revenue of the company quadrupled. The Jindal Group became the conglomerate for Steel, Power, Mining, Oil, and gas. Jindal steels are the third largest producer of steel in India.
Vinod Rai Gupta
Vinod Rai is the second richest Indian Women. She is the 46th richest Indian and wife of Late Qimat Rai Gupta who created Multinational Electrical Company Havells. Vinod Rai Gupta with her son Anil Rai Gupta shares the rank and their combined net worth is $2.5 billion.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is India’s first biotech woman having a net worth of $2.3 billion. She is the chairman and managing director of the country’s leading biotechnology firm based in Bangalore widely known as Biocon Limited. She is also the chairperson of IIM Bangalore. Biocon produces and sells medication for the treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune disease. Her contribution to research and healthcare has been recognized by several national and international awards.
Leena Tiwari is the heir and chairman of USV Pvt Ltd. It is an Indian Multinational Pharmaceutical Company founded by her grandfather Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi as a joint venture with Revlon in 1961. She has a net worth of $2.1 billion. She has also written a biography about her grandfather ‘Beyond Pipes & Dreams – The Life of Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi’
Shobhana Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of the Hindustan Times Group. Hindustan Times is one of India’s leading newspaper and media houses. She was listed as the 93rd most powerful woman by Forbes in 2016. She is India’s most successful and powerful businesswomen.
Smita Crishna-Godrej has a net worth of $2.8 billion and owns a fifth of the stake in the family assets. She is the sister of Jamshyd Godrej an industrialist and she is married to Vijay Crishna, a director on the board of Godrej Industries Limited.She bought a heritage bungalow in South Mumbai which belonged to Homi Bhabha, India’s Atomic Energy Pioneer.
Anu Aga is worth over a billion dollars. She is a businesswoman and social worker. She runs the engineering firm Thermax Ltd. where she is 62 percent stakeholder. Thermax Ltd. is an Indian energy and environment engineering and has over $800 million worth orders in hand. Aga joined the company in 1985 started by her husband. She took over the charges in 1996 after his husband’s demise and finally handed over her position to her daughter Meher Pudumjee in 2004. She found Teach for India in 2008, a non-profit that recruits young people to teach for 2 years in school for low-income kids. In 2010, she was awarded the Padma Shri for Social Work by the Government of India.