India is home to only five women billionaires, according to Forbes list

Jan 15, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

#1 Savitri Jindal and family

With $8.7 billion net worth, Jindal Group's chairperson Savitri Jindal tops the list of India's richest women

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Nineteenth-richest person in India

The 70-year-old Jindal has also charted a successful journey as a politician and a social activist

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#2 Kiran Mazumdar - Shaw

The founder of Biocon, Kiran Shaw is the second richest woman in India with a net worth of $4.7 billion

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Shaw is a self-made billionaire

The founder of the largest biopharmaceutical firm in India saw her fortune nearly double during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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#3 Smita Crishna - Godrej

The third-generation heir of the Godrej clan is the third wealthiest woman in India with a net worth of $2.5 billion

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She owns a fifth of the Godrej empire.

Crishna made the headlines when she bought late Dr Homi Bhabha’s bungalow for 371 crore rupees in 2014

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#4 Radha Vembu

The sister of Zoho founder Sridhar, she is the fourth richest woman in India with a net wealth of $1.2 billion

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The force behind Zoho Mail

After graduating from IIT-Madras, Vembu joined Zoho, which was co-founded by her older brother in 1996.

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#5 Anu Aga

The former chairperson of environment engineering company Thermax, Anu Aga is the 5th richest woman in India.

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Continues to be a part of Thermax

She derives her net worth of $1 billion from a 62 percent stake in listed firm Thermax

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