Photos: These are India's 10 richest women

Malini T
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IT major HCL Technologies' Roshni Nadar Malhotra has topped a list of the richest women in the country with a net worth of Rs 54,850 crore, followed by Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at Rs 36,600 crore, a report said on Thursday.

1. Roshni Nadar Malhotra

With a net worth of Rs 54,850 crore, HCL Technologies chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra is India's richest woman. Photo: Getty Images
With a net worth of Rs 54,850 crore, HCL Technologies chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra is India's richest woman. Photo: Getty Images

A total of 31 women in the list of 100 having a net worth of at least Rs 100 crore, prepared by Hurun India and Kotak Wealth, are 'self-made', it said. This includes six professional managers and 25 entrepreneurs.

2. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

With a net worth of 36,600 crore, Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the second-richest woman in India. Photo: Getty Images
With a net worth of 36,600 crore, Biocon chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the second-richest woman in India. Photo: Getty Images

3. Leena Gandhi Tewari

Shaw leads in the self-made category, followed by Radha Vembu of Zoho (Rs 11,590 crore net worth) and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks (Rs 10,220 crore), it said.

With a wealth of Rs 21,340 crore, USV Chairperson Leena Gandhi Tewari was ranked third on the list. Photo: Getty Images and  USV website
With a wealth of Rs 21,340 crore, USV Chairperson Leena Gandhi Tewari was ranked third on the list. Photo: Getty Images and USV website

Interestingly, all the three -- Shaw, Ullal and Vembu -- also feature in a global rich list prepared by Hurun.

4. Nilima Motapatri

Divi’s Laboratories's Director Nilima Motaparti ranks fourth on the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 18,620 crore. Photo, courtesy: Divi's Labs
Divi’s Laboratories's Director Nilima Motaparti ranks fourth on the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 18,620 crore. Photo, courtesy: Divi's Labs

The average age of women on the list, whose cumulative wealth is pegged at Rs 2.72 lakh crore, is 53 and 19 of the 100 women are under the age of 40, it said.

5. Radha Vembu

Radha Vembu of Zoho Corp ranked fifth in the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 11,590 crore. Photo, courtesy: Facebook
Radha Vembu of Zoho Corp ranked fifth in the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 11,590 crore. Photo, courtesy: Facebook

Two of the women have promoted unicorns -- retailer Nykaa's Falguni Nayar who has a wealth of Rs 5,410 crore and 34-year-old Divya Gokulanth of Byju's with a net worth of Rs 3,490 crore.

6. Jayashree Ullal

CEO Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal ranks sixth. Her wealth is estimated to be Rs 10,220 crore. OPhoto: Getty Images
CEO Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal ranks sixth. Her wealth is estimated to be Rs 10,220 crore. OPhoto: Getty Images

Some families contributed more than one person to the women's rich list. Apollo Hospitals Enterprise leads with four entrants, followed by three from the Godrej Group.

7. Renu Munjal

Renu Munjal , former Executive Director of Hero MotoCorp and current Managing Director of Hero FinCorp, ranks seventh on the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 8,690 crore. Photo, courtesy: Moneycontrol.com
Renu Munjal , former Executive Director of Hero MotoCorp and current Managing Director of Hero FinCorp, ranks seventh on the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 8,690 crore. Photo, courtesy: Moneycontrol.com

From a sectoral perspective, pharmaceuticals leads with 13 entrants, followed closely by 12 from textiles and apparels and 9 from healthcare.

8. Malika Chirayu Amin

Alembic's MD & CEO Malika Chirayu Amin has been ranked eighth on the list. The report estimates her wealth to be Rs 7,570 crore. Photo, courtesy: Moneycontrol.com
Alembic's MD & CEO Malika Chirayu Amin has been ranked eighth on the list. The report estimates her wealth to be Rs 7,570 crore. Photo, courtesy: Moneycontrol.com

Financial capital Mumbai contributed 32 individuals to the list, while 20 are New Delhi and 10 from Hyderabad, it said.

9. Anu Aga and Meher Pudumjee

Thermax's Anu Aga and Meher Pudumjee have been ranked ninth on the list. Thier estimated wealth is Rs 5,850 crore. Photo: Getty Images and Thermax
Thermax's Anu Aga and Meher Pudumjee have been ranked ninth on the list. Thier estimated wealth is Rs 5,850 crore. Photo: Getty Images and Thermax

Only four of the 100 women find a place in the list of highest givers who champion social causes, it said.

10. Falguni Nayar

Founder and CEO of Nykaa Falguni Nayar and family ranked tenth on the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 5,410 crore. Photo: Getty Images
Founder and CEO of Nykaa Falguni Nayar and family ranked tenth on the list, with an estimated wealth of Rs 5,410 crore. Photo: Getty Images

Anu Aga and Meher Pudumjee of Thermax are the most generous women, followed by Shaw, Renu Munjal of Hero Fincorp and Leena Gandhi Tewari of USV.

Inputs: PTI, ANI