In the recently released 2022's Forbes list of the richest people, nine Indian women have been featured. Savitri Jindal and her family are the highest ranked Indian women billionaires on the Forbes list
The American business magazine Forbes published its list of India's 100 wealthiest persons for the year 2022, entitled "The rupee may be weaker, but the rich are richer." According to the research, India's post-pandemic demand resurgence has propelled the country's economy to the fifth-largest in the world, surpassing the United Kingdom.
The combined wealth of the top 10 richest people is $385 billion, with the richest person in India having a net worth of $150 billion. Nine Indian women are included on the list as well, with the richest lady in India having a net worth of $16.4 billion. Savitri Jindal, the chairwoman of the Jindal Group, was recognised as the richest woman in India on the Forbes Billionaire's list 2022, while GautamAdani, the chairman of the Adani Group, topped Forbes India's 100 richest list in 2022.
The list includes Falguni Nayar of Nykaa, who is ranked 44th overall and has a net worth of $4.8 billion. According to the Forbes list, the majority of the women billionaires on the global list come from the industrial sector.
Take a look at the Nine Women on the Forbes Billionaire List 2022
Savitri Jindal is an Indian politician and entrepreneur who works in the metals and mining industry. She is the emeritus chair of the OP Jindal Group and has an estimated net worth of $16.4 billion. She also serves as the college's president in Agroha, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College.
After she took over, the company's revenue increased fourfold. She was a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly and held the position of Minister of Power until 2010. She is from the state of Haryana. O.P. Jindal, an engineer by trade, founded the O.P. Jindal Group in 1952. It evolved into the steel, electricity, mining, oil, and gas giant. Her four sons, Prithviraj, Sajjan, Ratan, and Naveen Jindal, are in charge of each of these four corporate sectors. Jindal Steel is India's third-largest steel producer.
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Vinod Rai Gupta (Manufacturing)- Vinod Rai, who has a net worth of $6.3 billion, derives her wealth from the family's ownership of the prestigious Havells India. Everything from fans, freezers, and washing machines to electrical and lighting fixtures are produced by the business.
Months after the veteran stock market investor RakeshJhunjhunwala passed away, his wife RekhaJhunjhunwala was added to the Forbes India Rich List for 2022. According to the yearly list of billionaires in India, Rekha succeeded her husband as the 30th richest person in the nation. RekhaJhunjhunwala, 59, has a net worth of Rs. 47,650.76 billion (USD 5.9 billion).
Nykaa's creator and CEO has a $4.08 billion net worth. Nykaaspecialises in lifestyle and beauty products. Nayar is one of two self-made billionaire Indian women. On November 10, 2021, Nykaa went public with a valuation of $13 billion. Nayar's net worth increased to $6.5 billion shortly after Nykaa went public, making her the richest woman in India and propelling her into the top 20 Indians by net worth.
Tiwari is the chairman of USV Private Limited, a global pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation with headquarters in Mumbai. She has a $3.74 billion fortune. One of the richest people in India, Tewari frequently makes Forbes magazine's list. The business specialises in injectables, biosimilar medications, cardiovascular and diabetes medications, as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients.
DivyaGokulnath is an Indian businesswoman and educator who co-founded and serves as director of Byju's, a provider of educational technologies, with a net worth of $3.6 billion. Gokulnath was chosen to lead the EdTech Taskforce of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry in March 2022.
Mallika Srinivasan is an Indian industrialist who serves as the chairman and managing director of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, a leading manufacturer of tractors founded in Chennai, India, in 1960. She also serves as the Chairperson of the Government of India's Public Enterprises Selection Board. She has a $3.4 billion net worth. She also serves on the boards of Tata Steel Limited, AGCO Corporation - US, and the global board of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC).
The founder of Bangalore-based biotechnology firms Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, KiranMazumdar-Shaw, has a net worth of $2.7 billion. She served as the Indian Institute of Management's previous chairperson in Bangalore. She was ranked 68th on Forbes' list of the most powerful women in the world in 2019. She was recognised as the 2020 EY World Entrepreneur of the Year.
Anu Aga, an Indian entrepreneur and social activist with a net worth of $2.23 billion, served as head of Thermax, a company that provides energy and environmental engineering, from 1996 until 2004. She assumed leadership of Thermax following the death of her husband, Rohinton Aga. She retired in 2004 and was followed by MeherPudumjee, her daughter and vice-chairwoman of the business. Anu continues to serve on the board of directors of the business today and is active in social work.