For a long time India has been a country with patriarchal society where women are not given adequate opportunities. It has always been difficult for females to come out in the open and display their skills and knowledge. The tradition has been such that the women remain confined with the walls of the house. But with changing times, more and women have become financially independent, successful entrepreneurs and self-made person. Let us get to know about such women who are not only successful but all the richest women in the country.
With a net worth of $4.9 billion, she is the richest woman in India and the 14th richest person all over India. Given this, she has been important figure for female power in the nation. Since the death of her husband Om Prakash Jindal, she has been OP Jindal Group’s chairperson. An influential figure when it comes to politics as well, she has occupied the ministerial position with the Congress party of the state of Haryana.
Net worth of $2.6 billion, Indu Jain is the chairperson for Bennett, Coleman and Company, the largest Indian media conglomerate. This media house publishes 18 magazines and 13 newspapers. The company has seen a new life because of her enthusiastic and entrepreneurial take to the work she does. She has also played an important part in developing gender issues in the country.
A true symbol of the potential that the country has for the success of females, she is the ultimate definition as well as example of a self-made woman and is the only self-made lady in the list so far. Also, she is India’s first women in biotech and the only one in our list so far. Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of the biotechnology company, ‘Biocon’, which produces and sells medication for the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases and has a revenue of $530 million. What is even better is that these medicines are affordable. She is also the Chairperson of IIM Bangalore.
The heir and Chairwoman of USV Private Limited, an Indian pharmaceutical company, she has a net worth of $1.6 billion. The company was founded as a joint venture between Revlon and her father Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi in the year 1961. The company specializes in cardiovascular and diabetic drugs.
Following her father’s footsteps, Shobhana entered the publishing industry right after her graduation. She has been successfully running the Hindustan Times Group, the mass media company which publishes Hindi and English version of daily Hindustan Times and also Mint, the business newspaper. Her wealth is estimated at $645 million and she is India’s one of the most powerful and successful businesswoman.