HCL Chairperson Is Wealthiest Indian Women; 31 Self-Made Women Enter Top 100 List

Hurun India and Kotak Wealth published a report which lists 100 richest women in India.
Hurun India and Kotak Wealth published a report which lists 100 richest women in India.

With the Indian government setting a target and working towards achieving a $5 trillion GDP mark by 2024-25, it is of utmost importance for the country, which is now a service based economy, to function with simultaneous strings attached to achieving gender uniformity.

To throw some light on this, The National Institute of Transforming India reports that a population like ours showcases only 24% of women in professional workplaces, as against a global standard representation of 48%.

Straddling on this very avenue, this article will highlight, in brevity of-course, some of the wealthiest women in India, along with their line of profession.

HCL Tech Chairperson: Richest Female in the Country

As per a report titled ‘Kotak Wealth Hurun Leading Wealthy Women 2020’, the ‘wealthiest woman’ position in the country is held by the Chairperson of HCL Tech, Roshni Nadar Malhotra.

This report, released on December 3, has been based on the net worth of all women entrepreneurs, professionals, businesswomen and investors as on 30th September 2020.

The source of wealth includes both inherited and self-made wealth. 

The average wealth of the women on this list is about Rs 2,725 crore. The threshold for the ranking is INR 100 crore.

Malhotra is followed by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon in the 2nd place and Leena Gandhi Tewari, Chairperson of USV Private Limited in the 3rd.

Only 31 Self-Made Women in Top 100

The report states that only 31 out of the 100 women on the list, are self-made.

Of the 31, there are 6 professional managers and 25 entrepreneurs.

Another notable point is that 19 women from this list also feature in the Hurun India Rich List 2020, and six women have made it to the Hurun Global Rich List 2020.

The primary philanthropic causes that the women identified with are Education and Healthcare.

As per the data, the top three sectors where women contribute the most are pharmaceuticals, textiles, apparel and accessories, and healthcare.

Professional SectorDominance of Female Workforce
Textile, Apparel and Accessories12%
Financial Services8%
Software Services7%
Automobile and Auto Components7%
Chemicals and Petrochemicals5%
Personal Care4%
Food and Beverages4%
Capital Goods3%

10 Richest Women in India

As per the report, 

  • 19% women on the list are under the age of 40 years, and
  • 30% of women are below 50 years.
  • Kanika Tekriwalm from JetSetGo, Anjana Reddy from Universal Sportsbiz and Vidhi Sanghvi from Sun Pharmaceuticals are the youngest females on the list.

The top 10 females on the list are:

RankNameCompany Wealth (in INR Crore) Industry
1.Roshni Nadar MalhotraHCL Technologies54,850Software & Services
2.Kiran Mazumdar ShawBiocon36,600Pharmaceuticals
3.Leena Gandhi TewariUSV21,340Pharmaceuticals
4.Nilima MotapartiDivi’s Laboratories18,620Pharmaceuticals
5.Radha VembuZoho11,590Software & Services
6.Jayshree UllalArista Networks10,220Software & Services
7.Renu MunjalHero FinCorp8,690NBFC
8.Malika Chirayu AminAlembic Pharmaceuticals7,570Pharmaceuticals
9.Anu Aga & Meher PudumjeeThermax5,850Capital Goods
10.Falguni Nayar & familyNykaa5,410Personal Care

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