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.