In the recently released report of “Kotak Wealth Hurun- Leading wealthy Women 2018” by Kotak Wealth Management, Smitha V Crishna of Godrej Group tops the list with an estimate wealth of Rs 37,570 crore followed by HCL Chief Roshni Nadar handling assets of Rs 30,200 crore.
Smitha Crishna is the third generation heir of Godrej Group and came into the highlight after she purchased the bungalow of veteran physicist Dr Homi J Bhabha for Rs 371 crore in 2014.
Roshini Nadar, CEO of HCL Enterprise finds the second place in the list with a whopping asset of Rs 30,200 crore and her Mother Kiran is also included in the list of India’s richest women with an estimated wealth of Rs 20,120 crore.
The report further added Indu Jain, Bennett Coleman and Co. chairperson on the third place with an asset worth of Rs 26,240 crore followed by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, founder and MD of Biocon with an estimate wealth of Rs 24,790 crore.
Other highly inspiring and leading ladies included in the list are Leena Gandhi Tiwari (Rs 10,730 crore), USV Pharma head, Sangeeta Jindal, art collector and JSW Chief Sajjan Jindal’s wife (Rs 10,450 crore), Jayshree Ullal, Arista Network CEO (Rs 9,490 crore), Anu Aga, Chairperson of Thermax (Rs 8,550 crore).
MD and chief researcher of Hurun Report India, Anas Rahman said that the women included in the Hurun India List have increased to 9% in 2017 from 4% in 2012.
He further added, “With India’s thriving consumer spending and a maturing tech ecosystem, we expect more women to lead the entrepreneurship story in India”.
Women from the Pharmaceutical sector tops the list with 22 women included in the list followed by 12 women from software and services sector and 8 women from the food sector.
On the cities criteria, New Delhi and Mumbai’s women dominate the list with 25 women each included while Bengaluru is on the 2nd spot with 14 women included.