Five Indian women among Forbes World’s Billionaires List

Five Indian women among Forbes World’s Billionaires List

Five Indian women among Forbes World’s Billionaires List

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  • Five Indian women have made it to the Forbes list of world’s richest people in the world, which saw 190 women billionaires.
  • Of the total 1,810 billionaires this year, 190 are women, down from 197 in 2015.
  • Among the Indian women on the list Savitri Jindal and family was ranked at the 453rd place on the list with a net worth of $3.5 billion.
  • On Jindal, Forbes said, in the past five years, matriarch Savitri Jindal’s fortune has declined by close to $10 billion due to a downward slide in shares of her O P Jindal group companies.
  • Indu Jain who chairs media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman and Co, was placed at the 549 rank globally. Her net worth stood at $3.1 billion.
  • Others on the list include, Smita Crishna-Godrej ranked 810 on the list with a net worth of $2.2 billion. This is her maiden appearance on the billionaires list by virtue of a one-fifth stake in the family assets.