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Top 10 Wealthiest and Richest Women in India 2022

As of 2022, there are over 2 million female entrepreneurs in India, and they run some of the country’s largest and fastest-growing companies. We are sharing the ten richest women in India.

Wealthiest and Richest Women in India

Here are 10 of the self-made 10 richest women in India in 2022, their net worths and how they achieved their substantial financial successes. Several women also made fortunes through family connections, though others earned their wealth by starting and running highly successful businesses. All figures have been converted to U.S. dollars at the time of writing.

List of 10 Wealthiest and Richest Women in India

1. Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal, chairperson of the Jindal Group, is the richest woman in India
Savitri Jindal, the chairperson of the Jindal Group, is the richest woman in India. (Asiaone)

Net Worth: $9.7 billion

Industry: Steel

Chairperson of the renowned Jindal Group

Savitri Jindal is an Indian businesswoman who is the chairperson of the steel and power conglomerate O.P. Jindal Group and also the president of Maharaja Agrasen Medical College. She is also a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly. As of June 2022, she has a net worth of $9.7 billion, making her the richest woman in India. She inherited the company from her husband and transformed it into one of the largest private companies in India. Savitri Jindal is India’s richest women.

2. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is India's richest women.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is India’s richest women.

Net Worth: $4.8 billion

Industry: Biopharmaceuticals

Chairperson of the Biocon Company

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biopharmaceutical company based in Bengaluru. She is often referred to as the Czarina of the Indian biotech industry. Ms Shaw has been conferred several awards, including the Padma Bhushan and the Othmer Gold Medal. Kiran Mazumdar is second richest woman in India.

3. Smita Crishna

Smita Crishna is one of the richest women in India.
Smita Crishna is one of the richest women in India.

Net Worth: $4.7 billion

Industry: Consumer Goods

Heir of the Godrej family

Smita Crishna is an Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist with a net worth of $4.7 billion. She is the co-founder of Godrej Industries, one of the largest conglomerates in India. Crishna is also a member of the board of directors for several other companies. In addition to her business successes, Crishna is also a well-known philanthropist, donating her time and money to various causes. Smita Crishna is one of India’s wealthiest women.

4. Falguni Nayar

With a Net Worth of $4.5 billion, Falguni Nayar is the fourth richest woman in India.
With a Net Worth of $4.5 billion, Falguni Nayar is the fourth richest woman in India.

Net Worth: $4.5 billion

Industry: Retail

Founder and Chief Executive of Nykaa

She is the founder and CEO of Nykaa, a popular online beauty and wellness retailer. She started her career as an investment banker with a well-known bank named Kotak Mahindra Bank. In 2012, she quit her job to start Nykaa. Under her leadership, Nykaa has become one of India’s most successful e-commerce companies. Today, it serves over 2 million customers worldwide. Falguni says that she will not be slowing down anytime soon and hopes to grow Nykaa into a global company that provides jobs for many women worldwide.

5. Leena Tewari

Leena Tewari is one of the richest women in India in the Pharmaceuticals Industry.
Leena Tewari is one of the richest women in India in the Pharmaceuticals Industry.

Net Worth: $4.4 billion

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Chairperson of USV Private Limited

Leena Tewari is the chairperson and managing director of USV Pvt. Ltd, a pharmaceutical and health care company, based in Mumbai. She is also Prashant Tewari’s wife, the company’s managing director. Leena’s net worth is estimated to be $4.4 billion.  She became one of the richest women in India after she inherited wealth from her husband’s father. She founded USV when her husband was still working for his father’s company, helping people with related diseases.

6. Manju Deshbandhu Gupta

Manju Deshbandhu Gupta is a popular and richest woman in the India.
Manju Deshbandhu Gupta is a popular and richest woman in the India.

Net Worth: $3.3 billion

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

The wife of Lupin Limited founder Deshbandhu Gupta

Manju Deshbandhu Gupta, wife of the late Desh Bandhu Gupta. Mr Desh Bandhu Gupta was the founder of Mumbai located Pharmaceuticals company Lupin Limited. Manju Deshbandhu Gupta was the Chairperson of Lupin Limited and one of the most influential women in India. A self-made billionaire, She has been instrumental in the company’s growth and is known for her philanthropic work. Her estimated net worth is $3.3 billion.

7. Radha Vembu

Radha Vembu is a famous and richest women in India.
Radha Vembu is a famous and richest women in India.

Net Worth: $1.5 billion

Industry: Business Software

Owner of a majority stake in Zoho Corporation

Radha Vembu is one of the richest women in India with a net worth of $1.5 billion. She is the co-founder and executive director of Zoho Corporation, a software development company. She has been working in the software industry for over 20 years and has helped grow Zoho into a successful business with more than 4,000 workers. Vembu was born in Tamil Nadu and studied computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

8. Anu Aga

Anu Aga is the oldest and richest women in India.
Anu Aga is the oldest and richest women in India.

Net Worth: $1.4 billion

Industry: Engineering

Holding a stake in Thermax

Anu Aga was the Chairperson of Thermax Ltd, and she is also a member of the board of directors for several other companies. She is one of the most influential women in India and has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion. She was also a member of the Rajya Sabha from 2012-2018.

9. Kavita Singhania

Net Worth: $1.4 billion

Industry: Cement

Director of Express infrastructure

Kavita Singhania is the wife of Yadupati Singhania Chairman & Managing Director of J.K.Cement Limited. She owns shares in the cement, manufacturing, and paper industries. She is also a member of the board of directors of several other companies. With a net worth of $1.4 billion, she is one of the richest women in India. 

Forbes has ranked her as the richest woman in India with assets totalling $1.6 billion, including stakes in cement, paper, and manufacturing industries.

10. Renu Munjal

Net Worth: $1.1 billion

Industry: Automotive

Managing Director of Hero FinCorp

Renu Munjal is the Joint Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp. She is also the board director of a company named Easy Bill. In addition to her role at Hero, she is also on the board of several other companies. Renu has a net worth of $1.1 billion. Renu Munjal is one of the richest women in India. She started her career as a teacher before joining the family business.

Conclusion

India is home to some of the richest people in the world. And while most of them are men, a few women have made a name for themselves in the business world. While there are many wealthy and successful women in India, these are the top 10 richest women in India, according to Forbes. Though their exact net worths may change from year to year, they continue to be some of the wealthiest people in the country.

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