Top Multi billionaires Indian Women and Corporate Society

The status of women in India has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia. From equal status with men in ancient times through the low points of the medieval period, to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers, the history of women in India has been eventful. In modern India, women have held high offices in India including that of the President, Prime Minister, Speaker of the Lok Sabha and Leader of the Opposition.

 Top Multi billionaires Indian Women and Corporate Society 

As of 2011, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the parliament) were women and present too. However, women in India continue to face atrocities such as rape, acid throwing, dowry killings, and the forced prostitution of young girls. According to scholars, women in ancient India enjoyed equal status with men in all aspects of life. Works by ancient Indian grammarians such as Patanjali and Katyayana suggest that women were educated in the early Vedic period. Rigvedic verses suggest that women married at a mature age and were probably free to select their own husbands. Scriptures such as the Rig Veda and Upanishads mention several women sages and seers, notably Gargi and Maitreyi.

But a few women have earned fame and fame in business world and become one of the 100 of world's most richest women. Here is a list.

Five women find a place in Forbes 2015 list of top 100 richest Indians, with a collective wealth of $8.83 billion. Out of the five women, only two are ranked in the top 50, with the highest being Jindal Group's Savitri Jindal at 14th place ($4.9 billion) and Bennett, Coleman & Co's Indu Jain at 29th place ($1.9 billion).

1. Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal is the chairperson emeritus of the OP Jindal Group, an $18 billion conglomerate. Forbes has pegged Savitri Jindal & family's wealth at $4.9 billion, ranking her at the 14th place among top 100 richest Indians.

2. Indu Jain

Indu Jain is the chairperson of media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman & Co. She has been ranked at 29th place with her wealth being estimated at $1.9 billion.

3. Anu Aga

Anu Aga is on the Board of Thermax, a leading Indian player in energy and environment management. She retired as chairperson of the company in 2004. Forbes has ranked her at 86th place in the list of top 100 richest Indians, pegging her wealth at $730 million.

4. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the chairperson & managing director of India's largest biotech company Biocon. Forbes has ranked at 96th place with her wealth estimated at $655 million.

5. Shobhana Bhartia 

Shobhana Bhartia is the chairperson of HT Media. Forbes has ranked at 98th place in the list of top 100 richest Indians, with her wealth estimated at $645 million.

However, According to a report by Thomson Reuters, India is the "fourth most dangerous country" in the world for women. India was also noted as the worst country for women among the G20 countries as the report has faced criticism for its inaccuracy. In 9 March 2010, one day after International Women's day, Rajya Sabha passed the Women's Reservation Bill requiring that 33% of seats in India's Parliament and state legislative bodies be reserved for women.
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About Neha Nair

Despite being raised Hindu where parents enrolled in a Catholic school and proceeded to enroll in university to study medicine but become model cum entrepreneur.
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