INDIA: India’s first richest self-made billionaire businesswoman is Roshni Nadar Malhotra. The tech tycoon is the earliest woman to lead a listed IT company in South Asia.
According to the list published by the Kotak Private Banking-Hurun, the chairperson of HCL Technologies marked herself as the richest woman in Asia.
She owes a net worth of Rs 84,330 crore in 2021. Malhotra also ranked 55th on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She is also rewarded with “The World’s Most Innovative People Award” for Philanthropic Innovation by The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Roshni placed herself among the top for the second consecutive year.
Simultaneously, Nykaa (beauty and lifestyle retail Co) owner Falguni Nayar, is the second self-made billionaire in Asia. The Gujrat-born left her secured investment banking career and chased her dream business. She owes a net worth of Rs 57,520 crore, as per the Kotak Private Banking-Hurun published list.
Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said, “This year, two new names made it to the top 10 list. The top 10 cut-off is at Rs 6,620 crore, up 22 per cent from last year. Three women are based in New Delhi”.
Adding more she said, The most number of entrants in the list are from Delhi-National Capital Region at 25, followed by Mumbai (21) and Hyderabad (12).
The list also includes three prominent heads of professional managers, Indra Nooyi, who was associated with Pepsico, Renu Sud Karnad of mortgage lender HDFC and Shanti Ekambaram of Kotak Mahindra Bank.