Top 10 richest women in India in 2024

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Top 10 richest women in India: India secured a remarkable third position among global self-made billionaires, boasting of an incredible count of 105 billionaires in the country. But here’s what’s truly captivating–a fresh wind of change is sweeping through, and women are stepping into the spotlight, making their way up the billionaire ladder. Among India’s top 10 richest people, is Savitri Jindal, the only woman.

In this article, we list the top 10 richest women in India, courtesy of Blinzo’ Real-Time Billionaires rankings, which keeps track of billionaires globally.

Note: The information provided in this article corresponds to data collected on February 16, 2024.

The Top 10 Richest Women in India 2024

Let’s look at the journey of richest women in india.

Rank & Name Net Worth (US$) Company
#1 Savitri Jindal $28.6 B Jindal Group
#2 Rohiqa Cyrus Mistry $8.4 B
#3 Rekha Jhunjhunwala $7.9 B Titan Company Limited, and others
#4 Leena Tewari $4.8 B USV Pharma
#5 Vinod Rai Gupta $4.5 B Havells
#6 Falguni Nayar $3.5 B Nykaa
#7 Smita Crishna-Godrej $3.2 B Godrej
#8 Anu Aga $2.9 B Thermax
#9 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw $2.7 B Biocon
#10 Radha Vembu $2.1 B Zoho Corporation

 

Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal
Savitri Jindal

Net worth: INR 2,39,600 crore approx. (USD 28.6 billion)
Company: Jindal Group
Industry: Steel, packaging films, and power generation
World ranking: 94

Savitri Jindal is one of the most successful businesswomen on the list of top richest women in India. She became the chairperson emeritus of OP Jindal Group after she inherited the business from her husband, O.P. Jindal, who passed away in 2005. Savitri Jindal entered politics in 2005 and won a Haryana Vidhan Sabha seat in the same year from Hisar. She was elected once again in 2009 and became a cabinet minister for the Haryana government in 2013.

Rohiqa Cyrus Mistry

Rohiqa Cyrus Mistry
Rohiqa Cyrus Mistry

Net worth: INR 69,802 crore approx. (USD 8.4 billion)
Company: Shares in Tata group
Industry: Shareholder
World ranking: 332

Rohiqa Cyrus Mistry, the daughter-in-law of the late construction tycoon Pallonji Mistry, is the daughter of renowned lawyer Iqbal Chagla, and the wife of the late Cyrus Mistry, the former chairman of the Tata group.

Rohiqa Mistry became one of the richest women in India when she inherited her late husband’s shares. Her most significant holding is an 18.4 percent ownership in Tata Sons. She has two children. Mistry is the newest entrant to the 2023 list of new female billionaires in India.

Rekha Jhunjhunwala

Rekha Jhunjhunwala
Rekha Jhunjhunwala

Net worth: INR 65,648 crore approx. (USD 7.9 billion)
Company: Titan Company Limited & others
Industry: Trading and investments
World ranking: 523

Rekha Jhunjhunwala steps into her husband Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s role. Following Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s death in 2022, she inherited his stock portfolio and became one of the richest women in India. Her investments span 29 companies, encompassing Titan, Tata Motors, and Crisil.

Leena Tewari

Leena Tewari
Leena Tewari

Net worth: INR 39,887 crore approx. (USD 4.8 billion)
Company: USV Pharma
Industry: Pharmaceutical and biotechnology
World ranking: 852

Leena Tewari is the chairperson of USV Private Limited, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology company founded by her grandfather Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi. The company is a key producer of diabetic, cardiovascular and biosimilar drugs, injectables and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The multinational company acquired German generics firm Juta Pharma in 2018. Apart from overlooking the business, Leena is also known for her published novel, Beyond Pipes and Dreams, a biography of her grandfather.

Vinod Rai Gupta

Vinod Rai Gupta
Vinod Rai Gupta

Net worth: INR 37,394 crore approx. (USD 4.5 billion)
Company: Havells
Industry: Electrical equipment
World ranking: 699

Vinod Rai Gupta and her son Anil Rai Gupta run Havells India, a major player in the country’s electrical equipment industry. The company was founded by Vinod’s late husband Qimat Rai Gupta. With a presence in more than 50 countries, Havells operates 14 product manufacturing facilities.

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar
Falguni Nayar

Net worth: INR 29,084 crore approx. (USD 3.5 billion)
Company: Nykaa
Industry: Beauty and lifestyle
World ranking: 1164

Falguni Nayar is one of two self-made female Indian billionaires, who runs a successful beauty and lifestyle retail company. She is the founder and CEO of Nykaa, formally known as FSN E-Commerce Ventures. Nykaa sells products of thousands of cosmetic and wellness brands online as well as through 124 stores across the country.

Smita Crishna-Godrej

Smita Crishna-Godrej
Smita Crishna-Godrej

Net worth: INR 26,591 crore approx. (USD 3.2 billion)
Company: Godrej
Industry: Consumer goods
World ranking: 1067

The Godrej Group is a 126-year-old consumer-goods giant and Smita Crishna-Godrej hails from the storied Godrej clan. The family controls the INR 43,211 crore approx. (USD 5.2 billion) business where Smita has a one-fifth stake in the family assets. Her brother, Jamshyd overlooks the work at Godrej & Boyce while her husband Vijay Crishna, a well-known theatre actor, and her daughter Nyrika Holkar also work in the group.

Anu Aga

Anu Aga
Anu Aga

Net worth: INR 24,098 crore approx. (USD 2.9 billion)
Company: Thermax
Industry: Energy and environment engineering
World ranking: 1516

Anu kickstarted her career at Thermax in 1985 and headed the company’s human resources division from 1991 to 1996. Following the death of her husband, Rohinton Aga, Anu was appointed as the chairperson of Thermax. She retired in 2004 and was succeeded by her daughter and company vice-chairperson, Meher Pudumjee. She has since remained on the company’s board of directors. Post her retirement, Anu took to social work and was awarded the Padma Shri for Social Work in 2010. She is currently the chairperson of Teach For India. She also entered politics in 2012 when she was nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Pratibha Patil.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Net worth: INR 22,436 crore approx. (USD 2.7 billion)
Company: Biocon
Industry: Biotechnology
World ranking: 1434

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, is one of the Top 10 richest women in India in 2024. The establishment has Asia’s biggest insulin factory in Malaysia’s Johor region. The self-made businesswoman was the former chairperson of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Radha Vembu

Radha Vembu
Radha Vembu

Net worth: INR 17,450 crore approx. (USD 2.1 billion)
Company: Zoho Corporation
Industry: Business software
World ranking: 1368

Radha Vembu is the owner of a majority stake in Zoho Corporation. She co-founded the company with her brother Sridhar Vembu, who started the company in 1996 as AdventNet. She is a product manager for the email service called Zoho Mail and also the director of Corpus Foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who is the richest female in India?
Savitri Devi Jindal is the richest female in India. 

2. Who is the richest woman in the Jindal family?

Savitri Devi Jindal is the richest woman in the Jindal family.

3. Who is the wealthiest Indian woman outside India?
Jayshree Ullal and Indra Nooyi are among four Indian-origin women who landed on the Forbes list of America’s 100 most successful self-made women.

4. Who is the 1st richest woman in India?
Savitri Devi Jindal is the 1st richest woman in India.

5. Who are the top 10 richest women in India?

The top 10 richest women in India as of January, 2024) are:

#1 Savitri Jindal
#2 Rohiqa Cyrus Mistry
#3 Rekha Jhunjhunwala
#4 Vinod Rai Gupta
#5 Smita Crishna-Godrej
#6 Leena Tewari
#7 Falguni Nayar
#8 Anu Aga
#9 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
#10 Radha Vembu

6. Who are the top 10 richest people in the world?

The top 10 richest people in the world (as of February, 2024) are:

#1 Bernard Arnault & family
#2 Elon Musk
#3 Jeff Bezos
#4 Mark Zuckerberg
#5 Larry Ellison
#6 Warren Buffett
#7 Bill Gates
#8 Larry Page
#9 Steve Ballmer
#10 Sergey Brin

7. Who is India’s first billionaire?

Nizam Ali of Hyderabad, recognized as the first Indian billionaire, was celebrated by Time magazine in 1937 as “The Richest Man in the World.” Reports suggest substantial wealth remains in an English bank, totaling over Rs 3 billion.

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