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6 women amongst India's richest people

November 19, 2009 18:17 IST

As many as six women, including O P Jindal group chairperson Savitri Jindal and Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, have made it to the Forbes' list of 100 richest Indians this year.

Jindal has retained the tag of being the richest lady in India with a net worth of $12 billion, according to the annual India Rich List compiled by business magazine Forbes.

Jindal is ranked seventh in the list, which is topped by RIL's Mukesh Ambani with a fortune of $32 billion.

Jindal, who has been the chairperson of the O P Jindal Group since her husband Om Prakash's death in 2005, saw her wealth growing by $9 billion since November 2008, when Forbes had last published its annual India rich list.

Jindal is followed by Bennett, Coleman & Co's chairperson Indu Jain, who is ranked 19th with a net worth of $2.4 billion. Jain continued to witness a spurt in her fortune with wealth kitty rising by $600 million since November 2008.

Anu Aga of Thermax group and Biocon's Shaw has been ranked 55th and 73rd with a net worth of $935 million and $730 million, respectively.

Referring to Shaw as 'pharma tycoon', Forbes said, "India's richest self-made woman, whose Biocon is developing the world's first oral insulin."

Besides, Shobhana Bhartia of the Hindustan Times and Vidya Murkumbi of Shree Renuka Sugars have also made it to the Forbes list this year.

The 52-year-old Bhartia, chairperson and editorial director of the Hindustan Times group has been ranked at the 76th spot with a net worth of $690 million.

Murkumbi has been ranked 93rd. According to the list Murkumbi along with her son Narendra Murkumbi has a net worth of $490 million.

The magazine said, "Networths were calculated using stock prices and exchange rates as of October 16."

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