As many as five women have made it to Forbes India magazine's list of the 100 richest Indians this year, including O P Jindal Group chairperson Savitri Jindal, who surpassed billionaire Anil Ambani to attain fifth position in the list.
Jindal was the richest lady in India for the fourth consecutive year, with a net worth of USD 14.4 billion, says the annual India Rich List compiled by business magazine Forbes.
While ADAG Chairman Ambani slipped from third position last year to sixth in the list this year, with a wealth of USD 13.3 billion, Jindal has moved up from the seventh slot to the fifth this time.
Apart from Jindal, Bennett, Coleman & Co Chairperson Indu Jain, Anu Aga of Thermax group, Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Shobhana Bhartia of Hindustan Times are the other women that found a place in the list, which is topped by RIL's Mukesh Ambani, with a fortune of USD 27 billion.
Jindal, who has been the chairperson of the O P Jindal Group since her husband Om Prakash's demise in 2005, saw her wealth growing by USD 2.4 billion since November, 2009, when Forbes had last published its annual India rich list.
Among the women billionaires, Jindal is followed by Bennett, Coleman & Co Chairperson Indu Jain, who is ranked 21st, with a net worth of USD 3 billion. Jain continues to see her fortune grow, with her kitty rising by USD 600 million this year in comparison to the previous year.
Anu Aga of Thermax group bagged 51st position in the list with a net worth of USD 1.24 billion. She worked for the company from 1985, taking charge when her husband died in 1996.
Shaw and Bhartia have been ranked 75th and 76th in the list, with a net worth of USD 900 million and USD 895 million, respectively.
Notably, Vidya Murkumbi of Shree Renuka Sugars, who had featured at the 93rd spot in the list last year with a net worth of USD 490 million, did not find a place this year.