These are the Top 10 Female Billionaires of India

These are the Top 10 Female Billionaires of India

By: WE Staff

Savitri Jindal, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Falguni Nayar, and several other women billionaires made it to the list of the richest people in the world. These women are examples of unique stories of resilience, innovation, and leadership, influencing India's dynamic business environment.

The Real-Time Billionaires rankings, released by Forbes, is a wealth-tracking platform that offers regular updates on the ranking and net worth of every person that Forbes has verified as a billionaire. The platform offers a list of the top billionaires, organized by net worth, and follows the daily gains and losses of the wealthiest individuals.

The platform recently released the list of richest people in the world for the year 2023. In a surprising turn of events, more than half the people on the list saw a drastic drop in their net worth as compared to 2022. For the very first time, a French national, Bernard Arnault, (head of LVMH) made it to the top of the list, while eccentric billionaire Elon Musk was dethroned. The US had the highest number of billionaires followed by China.

Indians found themselves prominently represented on the list and contributed to the third-highest number of billionaires. A total of 169 billionaires from India made it to the list showcasing a collective met-worth of $675 billion.

Several Indian women were featured on the list as well, signifying the country’s strides towards empowering its womenfolk. From self-made billionaires like Falguni Nayar to heiresses such as Savitri Jindal, a host of women made it to the list. These women are collectively redefining success, expanding industries, shattering glass ceilings, and making significant contributions to the country's development.

The rise of these Indian women billionaires is a testament to the changing role of women in traditionally male-dominated fields and an inspiration to the worldwide narrative on gender equality and women's empowerment. In addition to their financial intelligence, these women are actively influencing philanthropy, healthcare, and education.

Let’s meet the top 10 Female Billionaires of India, 2023 as made by Forbes.

Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal, OP Jindal Group chairperson emeritus, inherited the empire after her husband O.P. Jindal died in 2005. She entered politics in 2005 and became a cabinet minister of Haryana in 2013. She is listed among the wealthiest individuals in the world on Forbes' list of billionaires. Due to her numerous commercial endeavors and notable contributions to a wide range of industries, Savitri Jindal's name is constantly included as one of the most globally significant and economically powerful individuals. The Jindal Group not only thrived but also expanded its reach under her skilled direction. She expanded the group's holdings into several industries, including cement, education, and infrastructure. Savitri Jindal's strategic decision-making and commitment to sustainable development, backed by green technologies, led the group to success, demonstrating a leader who prioritizes both profits and environmental responsibility.

She is also the president of Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha. The estimated net worth of the Jindal family is $29.1 billion. The Acharya Tulsi Kartritva Puraskar was awarded to her by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal in 2008. She has been recognized for her exceptional leadership and charitable work with several honors and awards. These include the "Padma Bhushan," one of India's highest civilian accolades, and the "Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year" award, which is given out by prominent industry associations.