Top Richest Women In India

Women in India now refuse to merely accept the way things are. They realize the fight they need to wage is not just against another gender but against those condescending attitudes that exist in our minds. This list of the top richest women in India is a startling one n

ot only because of the number of women who have made it to the list but also because of the fact that the top 4  women are the only richest women amongst the top 100 richest Indians, according to Forbes!

So wait no more and find out who figures on the list of Top Richest Women in India…

  1. Savitri Jindal

Steel baroness Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India. Despite the company going through a lean patch in recent times, the Jindal group and its Chairperson is here to stay. A passionate philanthropist and deemed as India’s richest mother, she sets up a hospital and school wherever their factory is.


  1. Leena Tewari

Leena Tewari, owner of the drug makers organization USV, is the second richest woman in India. She is the author of the acclaimed book, Beyond Pipes and Dreams, a biography of her late husband Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi.


  1. Indu Jain

The lady is the chairperson of the media conglomerate Bennet Coleman and Co. which owns India’s largest media company The Times Group. She is a master of many trades. From being an ardent human rights activist to arts and literature enthusiast, she is a woman who dons many a hat.

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  1. Vinod Gupta

She does not serve any executive post in the popular electrical equipment company Havells, which she came to own after her husband’s demise.

  1. Anu Aga

Thermax, Anu Aga’s engineering firm, has bounced back after going through some hard times. An entrepreneur par excellence, she started Teach for India in 2008 to bring together many educated youths to contribute their skills and make education for all a reality.

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  1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

The founder of India’s largest biopharmaceutical company, Biocon Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is an epitome of great entrepreneurship. She has won many accolades for her contributions to the fields of science and business.


Out of the collective wealth of a staggering $345 billion in the Forbes exhaustive list of India’s richest, only a mere $9.2 billion was amassed by the women! The list of Top Richest Women in India is a revelation in itself at many levels. It screams of disparity issues that exist between the two genders and obviously the differences are huge! We have a long way to go and we have to make a lot more strides to get more women on to the list and break the patronizing environments that prevent the women all over from reaching their zeniths.

After moving from one metro to another, Meena R Prashant wished to return to her roots – Navi Mumbai. An arts graduate in English and Communication from Annamalai University, her passion for writing grew with time. The spirited journalist has added over five years of experience to her credentials. She is currently working as a freelance journalist with some media houses in Navi Mumbai.

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