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Top 5 billionaire Indian women after Falguni Nayar enters the league

Falguni Nayar has left behind Biocon's founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in terms of assets to become the second wealthiest women in India.

November 10, 2021 / 02:14 PM IST
Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar becomes India’s wealthiest self-made women billionaire with a net worth soaring to $6.5 billion, as shares of the firm surged as much as 79 percent when they started trading on November 10, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. FSN E-Commerce Ventures, Nykaa’s parent entity, is India’s first women-led unicorn to hit the stock exchange. Nayar, a former investment banker, turned entrepreneur just few months before turning 50. She launched the e-commerce platform in 2012, selling beauty and personal care products through its mobile app and website. Falguni Nayar has left behind Biocon's founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in terms of assets to become the second wealthiest women in India. Let’s take a look at the top five billionaire women in India and their net worth as on November 11 by Forbes.
Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar becomes India’s wealthiest self-made woman billionaire with a net worth soaring to $6.5 billion, as shares of the firm surged as much as 79 percent when they started trading on November 10, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. FSN E-Commerce Ventures, Nykaa’s parent entity, is India’s first women-led unicorn to hit the stock exchange. Nayar, a former investment banker, turned entrepreneur just a few months before turning 50. She launched the e-commerce platform in 2012, selling beauty and personal care products through its mobile app and website. Nayar has outpaced Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in terms of assets to become the second wealthiest women in India. Let’s take a look at the top five billionaire women in India and their net worth as on November 11 by Forbes.
Rank 5 | Smita Crishna-Godrej | Net worth: $2.8 billion | Company: Godrej (Image: Forbes)
Rank 5 | Smita Crishna-Godrej | Net worth: $2.8 billion | Company: Godrej (Image: Forbes)
Rank 4 | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw | Net worth: $3.6 billion | Company: Chairperson, Biocon
Rank 4 | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw | Net worth: $3.6 billion | Company: Biocon
Rank 3 | Leena Tewari | Net worth: $4.4 billion | Company: USV Private Limited
Rank 3 | Leena Tewari | Net worth: $4.4 billion | Company: USV Private Limited
Rank 2 | Falguni Nayar | Net worth: $6.5 billion | Company: CEO, Nykaa (Image: Nykaa Fashion)
Rank 2 | Falguni Nayar | Net worth: $6.5 billion | Company: Nykaa (Image: Nykaa Fashion)
Rank 1 | Savitri Jindal & Family | Net worth: $17.7 billion | Company: Chairperson, OP Jindal Group
Rank 1 | Savitri Jindal & Family | Net worth: $17.7 billion | Company: OP Jindal Group
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