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HCL tech’s Roshni Nadar surpasses Nykaa’s Nayar to become richest Indian woman billionaire

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: HCL Technologies chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra remains India’s richest woman. This information has been received from the latest report of Kotak Private Banking-Hurun. According to the report, Roshni Nadar’s net worth increased by 54 percent to Rs 84,330 crore in the year 2021. Roshni Nadar Malhotra (40) is the daughter of Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL Technologies.

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The report states that Falguni Nayar of Nykaa has surpassed Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon to become India’s richest self-made woman with a net worth of Rs 57,520 crore.

Falguni Nayar, the founder of Nykaa, is at the forefront of self-made women with a net worth of Rs 57,520 crore. According to the report, 59-year-old Nayar’s wealth grew by 963 percent during 2021. She is the second richest woman in India. Besides this, the net worth of Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw declined by 21 per cent to Rs 29,030 crore. Despite this, she is the third richest woman in the country.

The report states that the total assets of 100 women included in the list increased by 53 percent to Rs 4.16 lakh crore in 2021 from Rs 2.72 lakh crore in 2020. These women contribute two percent to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Delhi-NCR has the highest number of 25 women in the list. It is followed by Mumbai (21) and Hyderabad (12). Talking about industries, 12 of the top 100 richest women in India are from the pharmaceutical sector, 11 from the health care sector and nine from the consumer goods sector.

The main thing that has been mentioned in the report is that the average wealth of women increased to Rs 4,170 crore in 2021, compared to Rs 2,725 crore in the previous edition. Apart from this, 33-year-old Kanika Tekriwal of Jetsetgo is the youngest self-made rich woman in the list. Regarding the age of these wealthy women, the report states that the current average age of women in the list has increased to 55 years as compared to the previous list. 9 out of 20 women aged 40 years or less are self-made.

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Highest number of entrants in the list are from Delhi-National Capital Region at 25, followed by Mumbai (21) and Hyderabad (12), it said.

On analyzing the sectors of rich women, it was seen that 12 women are associated with pharmaceuticals. After this, 11 are related to healthcare and 9 women are related to consumer goods. Talking about the location, 25 women entrepreneurs live in Delhi-NCR. Delhi-NCR has overtaken Mumbai as the preferred housing city.

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