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India’s top 10 female billionaire in 2024

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India, now the world’s most populous country, added 31 new billionaires in a year, surpassing China. Meanwhile, Nigeria, Africa’s most populated nation, saw its billionaire count rise by one to four on the latest Forbes 2024 Billionaire list.

India’s rising number of female billionaires across diverse industries reflects their exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial skills, inspiring future generations and contributing significantly to India’s socio-economic development and global recognition.

According to the Forbes Billionaire list, Here are India’s top 10 female billionaires in 2024

Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal, aged 74, commands a staggering net worth of $34.9 billion as the leading force behind the Jindal Group, leveraging their extensive involvement in steel production to maintain her status as India’s wealthiest woman.

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Rekha Jhunjhunwala

Rekha Jhunjhunwala

60-year-old Rekha Jhunjhunwala has ascended to India’s billionaire ranks with a net worth of $8.3 billion. She inherited a valuable stock portfolio from her late husband solidifying her reputation as a formidable force in the financial world through shrewd investments across diverse sectors.

Vinod Rai Gupta

Vinod Rai Gupta

Vinod Rai Gupta, aged 78, has carved a remarkable entrepreneurial path in electrical equipment manufacturing. The company, which is run by her son, a pioneering firm that drives innovation and technological advancement, thus significantly shaping India’s industrial landscape with a net worth of $4.8 billion.

Renuka Jagtiani

Renuka Jagtiani

With a net worth of $4.8 billion, 70-year-old Renuka Jagtiani is the chairwoman of Middle East retailing giant Landmark Group, based in Dubai. Her entrepreneurial acumen in the retail sector is evident through their establishment of a prominent retail chain, where her visionary leadership continues to drive sustained growth and expansion, catering to the diverse needs of Indian consumers.

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Anu Aga

Anu Aga

81-year-old Anu Aga, with a net worth of $4.2 billion, has left an indelible mark as a pioneering figure in the engineering industry, showcasing resilience and determination through her leadership as the former chairperson of a renowned engineering firm, driving innovation and excellence in a fiercely competitive landscape.

Smita Crishna-Godrej

Smita Crishna-Godrej

73-year-old Smita Crishna-Godrej, with a net worth of $3.7 billion, has forged an illustrious legacy in consumer goods, demonstrating unwavering commitment to quality and innovation as a prominent figure in her family’s business conglomerate, thus shaping the consumer goods market and earning widespread acclaim for her contributions.

Radha Vembu

Radha Vembu

51-year-old Radha Vembu, with a net worth of $3.3 billion, has emerged as a prominent figure in India’s technology sector, leveraging her expertise in business software as a co-founder of a renowned software company to drive digital transformation globally through cutting-edge solutions tailored to evolving business needs.

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar

61-year-old Falguni Nayar, with a net worth of $3.2 billion, has revolutionized the beauty retailing sector through innovative and forward-thinking strategies as the founder of a disruptive e-commerce platform, leveraging technology to offer customers unparalleled convenience and choice.

Leena Tewari

Leena Tewari

66-year-old Leena Tewari, with a net worth of $3.1 billion, has made significant contributions to the pharmaceutical industry, addressing healthcare challenges and enhancing access to essential medicines as the founder of a leading pharmaceutical company. Her visionary leadership has championed research and development efforts, fostering innovation and affordability in the healthcare sector.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

71-year-old Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, with a net worth of $2.5 billion, has made a profound impact on the biopharmaceutical industry through her unwavering commitment to healthcare innovation. As the founder of a pioneering biotechnology firm, she has been instrumental in developing breakthrough therapies and vaccines, addressing critical health challenges.