L'Oréal founder's granddaughter is world's richest woman. See who is richest in India
Richest woman in India: The Jindal Group's Savitri Jindal is valued at $17.7 billion, according to Forbes' 2022 richest list and Nykaa CEO Falguni Nayar is valued at $4.5 billion.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, cosmetics giant L'Oréal's founder's granddaughter, is the richest woman in the world - with a net worth of $74.8 billion - according to business publication Forbes' 2022 list of richest individuals. Meyers' net worth rose marginally over the past 12 months - up from $73.6 billion in 2021 - and has increased significantly from 2020 - it was $48.9 billion two years ago.
Meyers, 68, leads an impressive list of the top 10 wealthiest women in the world, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' ex-wife MacKenzie Scott ($43.6 billion), Australian mining baroness Gina Rinehart ($30.2 billion), and Fidelity Investments CEO Abigail Johnson ($21.2 billion).
India finds mention just outside the top 10, with the Jindal Group's Savitri Jindal valued at $17.7 billion and Falguni Nayar, the CEO of fashion and retail giants Nykaa, valued at $4.5 billion.
The top 10 richest women in the world:
|Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family||France||L'Oréal (fashion & retail)||$74.8 billion|
|Alice Walton||United States||Walmart (fashion & retail)||$65.3 billion|
|Julia Koch & family||United States||Koch Industries (diversified)||$60 billion|
|MacKenzie Scott||United States||Amazon (diversified)||$43.6 billion|
|Jacqueline Mars||United States||Mars, Incorporated (chocolates)||$31.7 billion|
|Gina Rinehart||Australia||Hancock Prospecting (mining)||$30.2 billion|
|Miriam Adelson||United States||Las Vegas Sands (casinos)||$27.5 billion|
|Susanne Klatten||Germany||BMW (automotive)||$24.3 billion|
|Iris Fontbona & family||Chile||Antofagasta PLC (mining)||$22.8 billion|
|Abigail Johnson||United States||Fidelity (finance & investments)||$21.2 billion|
The top five richest women in India:
|Savitri Jindal & family||Jindal Group||$17.7 billion|
|Falguni Nayar||Nykaa||$4.5 billion|
|Leena Tewari||(pharmaceuticals)||$3.8 billion|
|Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw||Biocon Ltd / Biocon Biologics Ltd||$3.3 billion|
|Smita Crishna-Godrej||Godrej||$2.5 billion|