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Five Indian-origin names appear on America’s richest self-made women list

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: The eighth annual list of America’s wealthiest self-made women, published by Forbes last month, included the top female business owners who had broken through barriers in their respective industries.

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They succeeded in becoming the most prosperous and successful generation in American history by building their own brands and businesses to increase their wealth. These five businesswomen with Indian ancestry are included on the list of the richest self-made women in America:

Jayshree V Ullal, president and CEO of Arista Networks, made it to number 15.

Neerja Sethi, co-founder of Syntel, was ranked number 24.

Neha Narkhede, co-founder and former CTO of Confluent, at number 57.

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Indra Nooyi, the former PepsiCo CEO, was ranked number 85.

Reshma Shetty, co-founder of Ginkgo Bioworks, at number 97

Jayshree V. Ullal, who ranks number 15 on Forbes’ list of the richest self-made women in America, has an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion right now. Arista Networks’ CEO, who owns around 5% of Arista Networks’ equity, has been the company’s CEO since 2018.

Neerja Sethi, who has a $1 billion net worth, is ranked number 24. According to the magazine, Neerja Sethi and her husband, Bharat Desai, co-founded the IT consulting and outsourcing company Syntel in 1980 in their Troy, Michigan apartment with a $2,000 initial investment. Sethi holds a computer science master’s degree in addition to a mathematics undergraduate degree.

The co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Confluent, Neha Narkhede, comes in at number 57 with a total net worth of $490 million. She grew up in Pune. Narkhede then attended Georgia Tech to study computer science while working as a software developer there at LinkedIn.

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With a net worth of $320 million, former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi ranks 85th on the list.The magazine reported that Nooyi’s fortune stems from the stock she was granted following her sting at PepsiCo.

Reshma Shetty has been occupying the 97th position, with a total net worth of $220 million. Shetty is the co-founder of Gingko Bioworks, a synthetic biotechnology company. It was established in 2009 with four partners, including her husband, Barry Canton.


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