An increase in the number of Richest woman in India, states that India started to change is the thinking process from the woman working in house to working in the corporate world. As India is a developing country, it needs the support of each and every citizen, who will work for the betterment of India.
According to Forbes, there is a total of 2,095 billionaires in the world, and from which 200 women find their name in the list of billionaires in the world. They are considered as the richest woman in the world. The Richest Woman in the world is Alice Walton, who is the only daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She is an American citizen having a net worth of $54.4 billion that is more RS 4,080 Crore.
In India, there is a total no of 102 Billionaires. From 102 billionaires, only 6 are women and considered as the richest woman in India. Savitri Jindal and family become the richest woman having a net worth of $4.8 billion. After the death of her husband O.P Jindal, the Jindal company, which focuses on steel, power, cement, and infrastructure were divided among his 4 sons.
List of Richest Woman
The list is in decreasing order according to the wealth and net worth possessed by the people. The net worth of the following women is taken from the HURUN India IIFL Wealth report and Forbs.
#1 Richest Woman-Roshini Nadar
The new chairman of USD8.9 Billion HCL Technologies, none other than, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the richest woman in India. She is the only child of Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL Technologies.
She is born in New Delhi in the year 1982 and completed her Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
She started her corporate journey in News industries and did internships with famous CNN and CNBC. Roshni Nadar’s first job was in London at the Sky News.
In 2009, she joined her father company and got the promotion within a year to the executive director. In 2013, Roshni Nadar came on the board of HCL Technologies, and finally on 17 July 2020, Roshni became the chairperson of HCL Corporation-succeeding her father, Shiv Nadar.
Roshni Nadar is listed continuously in ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ released by Forbes in the year 2017, 2018, and 2019.
#2 Richest Woman-Savitri Jindal & Family
Savitri Jindal is the widow of the founder of the Jindal group of industries Om Prakash Jindal. Jindal group is chaired by the Savitri Jindal, which is famously known for its cement, power, steel, and infrastructure.
In 2005, O.P Jindal was died due to the helicopter crash, and his property or group companies were divided among his 4 Sons.
Jindal Group is now the conglomerate for steel, mining, power, and oil and gas. Currently, all the 4 divisions were handled by the Savitri’s four sons who are Prithviraj Jindal, Sajjan Jindal, Ratan Jindal, and Naveen Jindal. She is also a member of Indian National Congress(INC) party.
In 2008, Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal grant Savitri Jindal with Acharya Tulsi Kartritva Puraskar.
#3 Richest Woman-Smita V Crishna
Smita Crishna-Godrej, a one-fifth stakeholder in the family asset of the Godrej clan, is the third richest woman in India with her net worth $1.9B, according to Forbes.
Naval Godrej has two children Jamshyd Godrej and Smita Crishna-Godrej, which inherit his wealth.
Smita Crishna-Godrej married the Vijay Crishna, who is a well-known theater actor. Her daughter Nyrika Holkar also works in the Godrej Group.
The Godrej- family controls the USD4.7 billion (revenue) Godrej Group, which is a well-known consumer-goods giant from the past 123 years.
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#4 Richest Woman-Kiran Nadar
Kiran Nadar is the 2nd richest woman in India from the HCL Technologies clan. Kiran Nadar is the wife of Shiv Nadar, who founded the HCL Technologies.
For her love towards art, Kiran Nadar founded the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in the year 2010, which is a New Delhi and Noida based art museum. She is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
While working in an advertising firm, Kiran met with her husband, Shiv Nadar. Roshini Nadar is the only child of Kiran and Shiv Nadar, who became the chairperson of HCL Corporation in July 2020.
Kiran Nadar is a well-known and respected philanthropist in India and acknowledged as “hero of philanthropy” by Forbes Asian Magazine after she launched India’s first private philanthropic museum. Kiran is also a member of the Rasaja Foundation, an educational, scientific, and cultural institution.
#5 Richest Woman-Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is a self-made billionaire entrepreneur, having a hopping of US $4 billion (August 2020).
She is a famous, successful, and richest woman entrepreneurs for her startup business Biocon in India related to the pharma sector.
She showed her interest to study fermentation science, which was out of the league and a very non- traditional field for women in India.
But, Kiran Mazumdar went to Melbourne University to study brewing and malting related to fermentation science and earned the degree as a topper of the class in the year 1975.
Kiran Mazumdar returned to India after a successful career in the industry from Biocon Biochemicals Limited and started her own business with a seed capital of Rs 10,000.
Initially, she found a lot of difficulties because of her gender and her unique business style. She wasn’t able to find good employees for her startup business. Mazumdar faced difficulties related to technological challenges, poor infrastructure, power supply, research equipment, skilled workforces related to the industry, and many more thing.
But her continuous effort evolve Biocon from the enzyme manufacturing industry to the fully functional bio-pharmaceuticals company. Biocon becomes the first Indian company to get funding from the USA in the year 1989.
In 2010, she was recognized as the “100 most influential people of the world” by Time Magzine. With a donation of $10 million in 2019, she was ranked #2 Women Philanthropy by Hurun India Philanthropy List 2019. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is a successful women entrepreneur that you need to follow.
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#6 Richest Woman-Manju D Gupta and family
With the net worth of Manju D Gupta and family of Rs 18,000 crores, Manju D Gupta is one of the richest woman in India.
Manju D Gupta is the widow of Late Shri Desh Bandhu Gupta, a famous businessman who founded the Lupin limited. Lupin is the largest generic pharmaceutical companies worldwide in terms of revenue.
On 26th June 2017, Desh Bandhu Gupta passed away living behind his wife, four daughters and one son.
Manju D Gupta is one of the promoters of the company and serves as a member of the board in the Lupin pharmaceutical company. Till 10th August 2017, she was Executive Director of Lupin and became a Non-Executive Chairperson of the Company from August 11, 2017.
#7 Richest Woman-Leena Gandhi Tewari
Leena Gandhi Tewari is one of the richest women in India with a net worth of USD1.8 Billion or approximately Rs1,350 crores.
Leena Gandhi Tewari is the chairperson of USV Private Limited, which is a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in India. The USV Private Limited founded by his grandfather Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi in the year 1961. Cardiovascular and diabetic drugs are the specialization of USV Private Limited.
Leena Gandhi Tewari is also a well-known philanthropist in India. For the donation of ₹34 crores (US$5 million), she came in the list of Hurun India Philanthropy List 2019 and ranked 3rd in the list of Women Philanthropist of 2019, which is published by the Hurun Report India Philanthropy List 2019.
#8 Richest Woman-Vimbu Radha
Vimbu Radha one of the self-made richest women of India with a hopping wealth of USD 1.2 billion or Rs 9,000 Crores. She owns the majority of stake in Zoho Corporation, which is an India based software company founded by her brother Sridhar Vembu.
Vimbu Radha completed her study from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and received a degree in industrial management.
Vimbu Radha is a product manager for the email service of Zoho mail.
She always shies from media and never came in limelight. Therefore, we have very little information about Vimbu Radha.
#9 Richest Woman-Nilima Motaparti
Nilima Motaparti is in the list of our top 11 richest women in India with a net worth of INR 9,800 crores (IIFL India Hurun Rich List 2019 released on 25th September 2019).
Nilima Motaparti received her graduate degree from The Gitam Institute of Foreign Trade and completed her master’s degree from the University of Glasgow.
Currently, Nilima Motaparti is on the board of Divi’s Laboratories Ltd. and 10 other companies. These are:
- Divi’s Laboratories Limited
- Divis Biotech Pvt Ltd
- Divi’s Resorts Pvt Ltd.
- Divi’s Properties Pvt Ltd.
- Mezzequity Software Services Ltd.
- Divi’S Resorts & Agro Farms Pvt Ltd.
- Lightbox Creations Pvt Ltd.
- Paper Engineering Services Pvt Ltd.
- Volta Granites Pvt Ltd.
- Vinyl Chemicals Pvt Ltd.
- Sri Sarathi Studio Pvt Ltd.
According to the Market Screener, Nilima Motaparti holds 54,000,000 equities in Divi’s Laboratories Limited (DIVI’S LAB) (Pharmaceuticals), and the valuation of equity is estimated to be $1.6 billion.
#10 Richest Woman-Sangita Jindal
Sangita Jindal also made it to our list of top 10 Indian origin richest women who did business and become successful. She is the chairperson of the JSW Foundation. She is the richest women in the India with a net worth of INR 9,600 crores (IIFL India Hurun Rich List 2019 released on 25th September 2019)
On 30 August 2020, Sangita Jindal was born in Kolkata. From St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, she completed her education. She is blessed with two daughters Tanvi Jindal and Tarini Jindal, and a son named Parth Jindal.
Sangita Jindal managed the social development of employees in JSW. With the help of sustainable scale development at JSW, She tries to raise the quality of life of people.
Sangita Jindal is well known for her conservation work of temples in Hampi by creating the Hampi Foundation. She also takes part in philanthropic work to help the rural girl child, mentally disabled child, rural women. She is also working for the conservation of the environment.