Savitri Jindal, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Leena Tiwari — the only three women on Forbes list of 100 richest Indians


  • Three business women have made it to the Forbes list of 100 richest Indians.
  • Savitri Jindal the matriarch of the steel conglomerate OP Jindal Group is ranked 20 on the list, with a net worth of $5.8 billion.
  • Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, 66, is placed at the 54th spot on the list for Biocon, with a net worth of $2.38 billion.
  • Pharma owner Leena Tiwari of USV India was ranked 71 on the Forbes list, with a net worth of $1.92 billion.
Three business women have made it to the Forbes list of 100 richest Indians. While half of the listees witnessed a drop in their net worth, Savitri Jindal of OP Jindal Group, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon and Leena Tiwari of USV India featured on the list, again.

As per a recent Credit Suisse report, Indian female CEOs are at a dismal 2%.The few women in the rich list shows that even fewer made it all the way to the top.

The list is topped by Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani for the 12th consecutive year who added $4.1 billion to his net worth. This is thanks to the growth in value after he launched telecom services with Jio.

He is followed by Gautam Adani and Hinduja Brothers. Interestingly, the list featured six fresh faces — Byju Raveendran of Byju’s, Manohar Lal and Madhusudan Agarwal of Haldiram Snacks, Rajesh Mehra of fittings company Jaguar, and Samprada Singh of Alkem Laboratories.

Savitri Jindal the matriarch of the steel conglomerate OP Jindal Group, was once Asia’s richest woman. She is ranked 20 on the list, with a net worth of $5.8 billion. Set up by her husband Om Prakash Jindal, India’s richest woman now holds a stake in JSW Steel and other mining industries.

Savitri Jindal, OP Jindal Group BCCL

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, 66, founded and runs biopharmaceutical company Biocon. The female entrepreneur is placed at the 54th spot on the list, with a net worth of $2.38 billion. The company was also ranked in the top 20 global biotech employers.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Biocon Limited Twitter/kiranshaw


Yet another pharmaceutical company owner Leena Tiwari of USV India was ranked 71 on the Forbes list, with a net worth of $1.92 billion. The company, which was started as a joint venture with Revlon in 1961 is known for its diabetic and cardiovascular drugs.
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