2 Indian women on Forbes list of world`s billionaire

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 15:36

New York: Two Indian women including Savitri Jindal and Indu Jain have been named among the list of world`s top billionaires compiled by the US magazine Forbes.

Jindal with a net worth of USD 12.2 billion has been ranked at 44th place in the global list, while Bennett, Coleman & Co`s chairperson Indu Jain at USD 2.8 billion comes
at 354th rank.

Jindal, the non-executive chairperson of, steel and power conglomerate, OP Jindal Group, is the fifth richest woman in the world.

Retail chain major Wal-Mart`s Christy Walton is world`s richest woman with a net worth of USD 22.5 billion, placed at the 12th position in the overall list led by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, with a fortune of USD 53.5 billion.

Walmart`s Alice Walton follows as the second richest women in the list with a networth of USD 20.6 billion at the 16th place.

Walton is followed by L`Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt (with networth of USD 20 billion), Swedish packaging giant Tetra Laval`s Birgit Rausing & family (USD 13 billion), and Savitri Jindal (USD 12.2 billion).

The Forbes list of 1,011 billionaires includes 89 women from across the globe. From India, there are just two women and 48 men.

Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani has been named as the richest Indian and fourth richest person globally with a networth of USD 29 billion.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 15:36

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