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Ranking of the richest women in India 2019

Smita V Crishna was named the richest Indian woman in 2019 with a net worth of over 434 billion Indian rupees. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of the biopharmaceutical company Biocon was named India's richest self-made woman in 2018 and came third in the overall rankings from 2019.
It is commendable to see women break the glass ceiling and rise in at least some spheres of a patriarchally dominated society such as India’s, which has been reputed as one of the dangerous countries in the world for women. Considering the renewed sense of the empowerment of women within the country, the business and economic sectors have witnessed a growing trend in female leadership.

Education for women

Due to the imbalanced sex ratio prevalent in many states of India, several campaigns have been undertaken by NGOs to not only save but also educate female children. By 2015, the share of female students enrolled in higher education institutes had risen by leaps and bounds and was nearly at par with the share of male students.

Employment of women

Over time the attitude towards the employment of women in India has changed. Nowadays, a larger number of young adults strongly believe that women should continue to work after marriage. In 2017, it was found that the retail sector had the highest rate of female employment. However, when it comes to salaries, there is a disparage between urban and rural women employees. While the Andaman and Nicobar islands are known to pay the highest daily average wage to urban employees, the state of Madhya Pradesh pays its rural employees the lowest average salary per day.

Ranking of the richest women in India in 2019

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

as of February 2019

Supplementary notes

One Indian rupee is equal to 0.015 U.S. dollars and 0.013 euros (as of July 2019).

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