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Six women in the Forbes India rich list

Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 17:49

New York: As many as six women, including
O P Jindal group chairperson Savitri Jindal and Biocon`s Kiran
Mazumdar Shaw, have made it to the Forbes` list of 100 richest
Indians this year.

Jindal has retained the tag of being the richest lady in
India with a net worth of USD 12 billion, according to the
annual India Rich List compiled by business magazine Forbes.

Jindal is ranked seventh in the list, which is topped by
RIL`s Mukesh Ambani with a fortune of USD 32 billion.

Jindal, who has been the chairperson of the O P Jindal
Group since her husband Om Prakash`s death in 2005, saw her
wealth growing by USD 9 billion since November 2008, when
Forbes had last published its annual India rich list.

Jindal is followed by Bennett, Coleman & Co`s Chairperson
Indu Jain, who is ranked 19th with a net worth of USD 2.4
billion. Jain continued to witness a spurt in her fortune with
wealth kitty rising by USD 600 million since November 2008.

Anu Aga of Thermax group and Biocon`s Shaw has been
ranked 55th and 73rd with a net worth of USD 935 million and
730 million respectively.

Referring to Shaw as "pharma tycoon", Forbes said,
"India`s richest self-made woman, whose Biocon is developing
the world`s first oral insulin."

Besides, Shobhana Bhartia of the Hindustan Times and
Vidya Murkumbi of Shree Renuka Sugars have also also made it
to the Forbes list this year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 17:49
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