Wealthiest women on Forbes India Rich List 2022

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Top Indian women on Forbes

Forbes released the list of the top 100 richest Indians a couple of days ago which saw the emergence of a few new faces and 8 women on the chart, presenting India’s richest women in 2022.

Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal is the Chairperson Emeritus of O.P. Jindal Group. She is also the only woman billionaire and an active politician in the top 10. Her net worth is Rs 132,452.97 crore.

Rekha Jhunjhunwala

After the death of her husband, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, also known as the big bull of the Indian share market in August 2022, Rekha Jhunjhunwala replaced him on India's Rich list with Rs 47,650.76 crore.

Falguni Nayar

At 49, Falguni Nayar, an investment banker, quit her job to start Nykaa, a retailer of beauty products in 2012. Getting listed in November 2021, making her India's richest female entrepreneur with Rs 32,951.71 crore.

Leena Tewari

Chair of privately held USV India, Leena Tewari's net worth is Rs 30,205.74 crore. USV acquired German generics firm Juta Pharma for an undisclosed sum in 2018.

Divya Gokulnath

Divya Gokulnath founded the edtech company BYJU with Byju Raveendran in 2011. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Tencent are some of Byju's investors. The net worth of the couple is Rs 29,075.04 crore.

Mallika Srinivasan

Mallika Srinivasan chairperson of 84-year-old Amalgamations group, best known for diesel engine maker Simpson and Co., and tractor manufacturer TAFE, makes for a net worth of Rs 27,459.76 crore.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

The first-gen entrepreneur and executive chairperson of Biocon founded the company out of her garage in 1978. Today, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw's net worth is Rs 21,806.28 crore.

Anu Aga

Anu Aga returns to India's Richest List after 2014. Her net worth is Rs 18,010.37 crore because of the majority stake in the listed engineering firm Thermax. She stepped down as chairman in 2004.