Women’s Day 2022: These are the top 10 richest Indian women

Mar 7, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated every year on March 8 to...

...celebrate the progress made towards achieving gender equality and women's empowerment, let’s take a look at India’s leading richest women —

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Savitri Jindal and Family

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.

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Falguni Nayar

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.

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Leena Tiwari

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.

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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.

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Smita Crishna-Godrej

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.

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Anu Aga

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.

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Radha Vembu

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.

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Mrudula Parekh

World Rank: 1703 | Net Worth: $1.7 billion | Industry: Adhesives | Mrudula, member of Parekh family, who is the owner of Pidilite Group.

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Sara George Muthoot

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.

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Kavita Singhania

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.

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he above ranking is according to Forbes Billionaires Index, as of March 7, 2022.

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