There are two categories of people in this world: one, the people who are always broke (me), and the other is who took it seriously when Ariana Grande said, “Whoever said money can’t solve your problems/Must not have had enough money to solve ’em…” Because today we talkin’ money and riches, bitches. No I can’t rap.
We all speak Ambani when someone talks of rich Indians, but have you thought about moving a bit away from the line that says, “Only men here.”? Okay, let me help you, as we bring to you a list of the top 10 richest women of India and girl, is their net worth mind boggling!
1. Falguni Nayar: $7 billion net worth
Falguni Nayar recently made news when it was announced that she has become India’s richest self-made woman billionaire following the IPO and listing of her company, Nykaa. She is the second wealthiest woman promoter in India. A former investment banker, Falguni started the beauty giant Nykaa in 2012.
2. Roshni Nadar Malhotra: $4.9 billion net worth
Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the daughter of billionaire industrialist Shiv Nadar, who was handed over the reins of her father’s IT business HCL Technologies in 2020. She became the first woman to head a listed Indian IT company.
3. Savitri Jindal: $18 billion net worth
Savitri Jindal, the wife of late Om Prakash Jindal, chairs the Jindal Group, which deals in steel, power, cement and infrastructure. Savitri took on the responsibilities of her husband after he died in a helicopter crash in 2005.
4. Vinod Rai Gupta: $7.6 billion net worth
Vinod Rai Gupta is the head of Havells India, an electrical equipments manufacturing company. She, along with her son Anil Rai Gupta, draw fortune from their holding in the company. The company sells in more than fifty countries across the globe and has around fourteen factories across India.
5. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: $3.9 billion net worth
Kiran is the executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore. Having successfully led the biopharmaceutical company, she also sits on the board of Infosys, a multinational information technology company. She is also the former chairperson of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
6. Divya Gokulnath: $4.05 billion net worth
Divya Gokulnath is the co-founder of the online educational-technology company Byju’s. She, along with her husband Byju Raveendran founded Byju’s in 2011, and is now valued at US$21 billion. With more than six million annual paid subscriptions and hundred million students enrolled, the company has listed investments from Tencent, Tiger Global and Mark Zuckeberg.
7. Leena Tewari: $4.4 billion net worth
Leena Tewari is the chairperson of USV Private Limited, a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Mumbai, which her late father Vithal Gandhi set up with Revlon in 1961. The company also acquired German generics firm Juta Pharma in 2018. USV specializes in diabetic and cardiovascular drugs.
8. Mallika Srinivasan: $2.89 billion net worth
Mallika Srinivasan is the chairperson and managing director of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), also known as Simpsons and Co. She is even the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board constituted by the Government of India.
9. Nilima Motaparti: $2.4 billion net worth
Nilima is the Director of pharma-major Divi’s Laboratories, founded by her father pharma legend Murali Krishna Prasad Divi. She was into material requirement, planning and financing before joining Divi’s Lab in 2012.
10. Radha Vembu: $1.8 billion net worth
Radha Vembu gets her fortune from her stake in privately held Zoho Corp, a multinational technology company that makes web-based business tools. She is the sister of Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu, who started the business initially as AdventNet in 1996.
And this is called women power!