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Four Indian women billionaires in the Forbes list you didn't know about!

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)

WION Delhi, India Mar 21, 2017, 08.33 AM (IST) Zeba Khan

2017 Forbes ranking of the richest billionaires has 101 Indians making it to the list. The Indian ranking is led by Mukesh Ambani at a net worth of $23.2 billion followed by Lakshmi Mittal with a net worth of $16.4 billion. 

But what’s new about Forbes ranking this time? 

The 101 list of Indian richest people, features four women billionaires we hardly ever hear about. These are women who are heading the biggest industries in the country and are at a crucial position: 

Savitri Devi Jindal: #303

Savitri Jindal (Source: Wikipedia) (Others)


Her real time net worth is $5.8 billion as of 21st March, 2017 

She is the mother of former Congress MP Naveen Jindal. Savitri Jindal is the richest women in India, serving as the non-executive chairperson of Jindal Steel & Power Limited. The matriarch has seen the shares of the company fall and rise as soon she came to control things. She was a minister in Haryana government and a member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) from Hisar constituency. 

Smita Crishna-Godrej: #814    


Smita Crishna Godrej (Source: Be Movement) (Others)


Her real time net worth is $2.6 billion as of 21st March, 2017.

Smita Crishna-Godrej is industrialist Jamshyd Godrej’s sister and is married to Vijay Crishna, a director on the board of Godrej Industries Limited. She has one-fifth stake in the family assets. She was in the news recently for having bought a heritage bungalow in south Mumbai in 2014 that once belonged to Homi Bhabha, India's atomic energy pioneer.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw: #973


Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (Source: Wikimedia Commons) (Others)


Her real time net worth is $2.3 billion as of 21st March, 2017.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw carries the baton of being India's richest self-made woman. Her listed company Biocon has more than doubled in the past year. The company is Asia's largest insulin producer and aims to capture a 10% share of the global market. Mazumdar Shaw is the recipient of Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, France's highest civilian honour, for her outstanding contribution to bioscience.

Leena Gandhi Tewari: #1030


Leena Gandhi Tewari (Source: Wikipedia) (Others)


Her real time net worth is $2.1 billion as of 21st March, 2017.

Leena Gandhi Tewari is the chairperson of USV Limited and one of the richest women in India. USV Limited is a leading pharmaceutical firm with leadership in diabetes and cardiovascular fields in India. Currently a $385 million revenue company, USV was started by her late father as a joint venture with Revlon in 1961. 



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