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Roshni Nadar shines as India’s richest woman

Roshni Nadar shines as India’s richest woman

Roshni Nadar Malhotra of HCL Technologies has emerged is the wealthiest woman in India followed by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon in the second spot while Leena Gandhi Tewari of USV has been ranked third, according to a report compiled by Kotak Wealth Management, a division of Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Hurun India.

Shaw is the wealthiest self-made woman on the list, which features eight dollar billionaires and 38 women with wealth of Rs 1,000 crore and above. The listing is based on the net worth of women as on September 30, 2020 and focuses exclusively on women who play an active role in their family business, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Of the 31 self-made women on the list, six are professional managers and 25 are entrepreneurs. Six women entrepreneurs from the start-up ecosystem including Falguni Nayar of Nykaa and Divya Gokulnath of Byju’s.

Nineteen women are aged 40 or less. Kanika Tekriwal of JetSetGo; Anjana Reddy, Universal Sportsbiz and Vidhi Shanghvi of Sun Pharma are the youngest women on the list.

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