Roshni Nadar Malhotra, of HCL Technologies NSE 0.20 %, has topped for the second straight year with an estimated wealth of Rs 84,330 crore.

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She is the only Indian woman to lead a listed IT company.

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She is followed by Falguni Nayar, 59, with a net worth of Rs 57,520 crore. She is the founder and CEO of Nykaa.


Nayar is India’s richest self-made woman and the world’s tenth richest self-made woman. Nayar's wealth grew by 963%.

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Nykaa became the first Indian unicorn start-up led by a woman to launch an IPO in 2020.

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Suchitra Ella are the only self-made women from the Pharmaceuticals industry, out of the 12 women.

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Self-made women make up 31% of the list, and together they account for 39% of the combined wealth.

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Overall, 10 self-made women made their debut on the list this year.

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Nine out of the twenty women under the age of 40 years or younger category are self-made.

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