Mar 7, 2022By: Vaamanaa Sethi
...celebrate the progress made towards achieving gender equality and women's empowerment, let’s take a look at India’s leading richest women —
World Rank: 101 | Net Worth: $17.1 billion | Industry: Steel | Former chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group, she is an active member of the Indian National Congress. She is also the president of Maharaja Agrasen Medical College in Agroha.
World Rank: 653 | Net Worth: $4.4 billion | Industry: Retail | Founder and chief executive officer of Nykaa, Nayar took Nykaa public in November 2021, becoming one of India's richest self-made female entrepreneurs in the process.
World Rank: 682 | Net Worth: $4.2 billion | Industry: Pharmaceuticals | Tiwari chairs the multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company USV. In 2018, USV acquired German generics firm Juta Pharma for an undisclosed sum.
World Rank: 906 | Net Worth: $3.3 billion | Industry: Biopharmaceuticals | She is one of India's richest self-made women, who founded one of India's largest listed biopharmaceutical firms by revenue, in 1978. According to Forbes, the company has sold 3 billion doses of insulin to date and has Asia's largest insulin factory in Malaysia's Johor region.
World Rank: 1259 | Net Worth: $2.4 billion | Industry: Consumer Goods | She holds a one-fifth stake in the Godrej family assets. The Godrej family controls the $6 billion (revenue) of the Godrej Group.
World Rank: 1653 | Net Worth: $1.8 billion | Industry: Engineering | Anu Aga’s main source of wealth comes from a majority stake in listed engineering firm Thermax. Aga started working at Thermax in 1985 and stepped down as chairperson in 2004.
World Rank: 1686 | Net Worth: $1.7 billion | Industry: Business Software | Vembu gets her wealth from her stake in privately held Zoho Corp, which offers business software on the cloud. A graduate in industrial management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Vembu is a product manager for email service at Zoho Mail.
World Rank: 1703 | Net Worth: $1.7 billion | Industry: Adhesives | Mrudula, member of Parekh family, who is the owner of Pidilite Group.
World Rank: 2087 | Net Worth: $1.4 billion | Industry: Financial Services | Sara George Muthoot inherited a stake in finance company Muthoot Finance after her husband M.G. George Muthoot passed away in 2021. The company has 5,400 branches across India and serves more than 200,000 customers daily.
World Rank: 2428 | Net Worth: $1.1 billion | Industry: Cement | Singhania is a director of Express Infrastructure, a developer in Chennai and has a stake in J K Cement.