Six women in the Forbes India rich list
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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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