Success is measured by a lot of things, fame, power, money etc. While most people never shy away from revealing their power and fame; the latter is mostly concealed. Here, we are talking about the most successful and the richest women in India.
KIRAN MAZUMDAR SHAW
One of the most popular leaders of today, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the founder and managing director of India’s largest biotech company, Biocon. According to Forbes, Shaw is the “wealthiest self-made woman in India,” and the only one on this list. She is also a philanthropist and has contributed a great deal to provide affordable medical treatment for people in India.
The current head of the mass media company Hindustan Times Media that publishes the English and Hindi versions of the Hindustan Times daily, and the business newspaper Mint. She inherited the company from her father and has been running it successfully since 2008. She was elected to the Rajya Sabha and also featured as ‘Asia’s most powerful businesswoman to watch’ by Forbes.
Savitri Jindal is the richest woman in India and the 14th richest person in India. She heads the OP Jindal Group, a steel and power organisation established by her husband Om Prakash Jindal in 1952. She is also the minister for urban local bodies with the Haryana state Congress party.
Currently the Director of Thermax, an engineering company, Aga ran the company alone, following the death of her father and husband. Now retired, Aga continues to have shares in the company. She is also a Chairperson for the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Western Region and has been a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2012.
The head of Bennett, Coleman & Co., the publisher of 13 newspapers and 18 magazines, Indu Jain is also the founder of the “Times Foundation which runs programs encouraging social cohesion, equality, inclusivity and social development, as well as encouraging the improvement of discussion and relations between Indian citizens and their government,” according to The Richest. One of their publications, the Times of India has the largest circulation in the world.
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