Saturday, November 9, 2013

Richest Indian women according to Forbes India rich list 2013 Savitri Jindal

Savitri Jindal the non-executive chairperson of O.P Jindal Group has now become India’s richest woman according to Forbes list of richest Indians. Savitri Jindal born on 20th March 1950 in Tinsukia, Assam, recently ranked 7th in India and topped the Indian women’s list with $ 7.6 billion.

Savitri Jindal is the member of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. She also served as the Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana from 2005 until 2010. A very simple and down to earth woman, whose life was around the 9 children she has, Untimely death of her husband in a chopper crash in the year 2005 led her, took charge of the empire her husband left for her.

Savitri Jindal was once the richest Asian woman (2008-2010), her wealth gone down by $10 billion since 2010. Shares of Jindal Steel & Power, Jindal group’s biggest asset furthermore tumbled when youngest son, Naveen Jindal MP of Lok Sabha from Kurukshetra, got charged by the Central Bureau of investigation in a coal mining scandal in June 2013, but he denied of all the charges. Sajjan Jindal one of the son (among 9 children) who was holding a steel mill in US reportedly planned to sell the steel mill to reduce the debt of JSW Steel.

As of March 2012, Savitri Jindal and her family were listed by Forbes as the world's 80th "richest person", with a net worth of US$10.9 billion. They ranked as the fourth richest in India. Among the billionaire mothers listed in 2010, Jindal had the most children (nine).

O.P Jindal group was started in 1952 by Mr. O.P Jindal, an engineer by profession. It became the conglomerate for Steel, Power, Mining, Oil and gas with the growing wealth and expansion of his companies. Four major divisions of her business is run by her four sons, Prithviraj, Sajjan, ratan and Naveen Jindal. Jindal steels are currently the third largest producer of steel in the world.

Other women listed after Savitri Jindal in the list includes

  • The chairperson of Thermax Ltd. Anu Aga.
  •  Chairperson and managing director of a Biotechnology company Biocon ,Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.
  •  The chairperson and Editorial director of Hindustan Times Group Shobhana Bhartia. 
Mukesh Ambani tops the Forbes India rich list with net asset of $ 32 billion.
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