The richest women in India, ranked
India is home to 118 billionaires, according to Forbes’ Real-Time Billionaires list — and most of them are men.
The top spot goes to Mukesh Ambani, the 63-year-old chair of the $88 billion conglomerate Reliance Industries. Ambani is worth $88.6 billion and ranks as the richest person in Asia and the fifth-richest in the world.
But five women rank among India’s billionaires. The country’s richest woman is Savitri Jindal, the 70-year-old chair of multibillion dollar conglomerate Jindal Group, which was founded by her late husband. Jindal is worth $7.1 billion, making her the 12th-richest person in India.
The list of India’s female billionaires also includes the heads of pharmaceutical, software, and consumer goods companies.
Here are the five richest women in India, who preside over a cumulative $18 billion fortune.