Savitri Jindal has been named the richest woman in India for 2022, with a net worth of over 16.4 billion U.S. dollars. The 77-year-old businesswoman and politician is the chairperson of the OP Jindal Group, one of India’s largest steel and power conglomerates.
Savitri Jindal was born in 1944 in Hisar, Haryana. She graduated from the University of Delhi with a degree in economics and went on to pursue a master’s degree in the same subject from the University of Lucknow. She married O.P. Jindal, the founder of the OP Jindal Group, in 1966.
Savitri Jindal has been at the helm of the OP Jindal Group since her husband’s death in 2005. Under her leadership, the group has grown to become one of India’s largest steel and power conglomerates, with interests in steel, power, mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure. The group has an annual turnover of over $14 billion and employs over 30,000 people.
Savitri Jindal is also an active politician. She has been a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly since 2005 and was the Minister of Power in the state from 2005 to 2009. She is also a member of the Indian National Congress party.
Vinod Rai Gupta, the mother of Anil Gupta, who runs Havells India, came second in the rankings with a net worth of over 15.2 billion U.S. dollars. She is followed by Indu Jain, the chairperson of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., with a net worth of over 14.3 billion U.S. dollars.
Savitri Jindal’s success is a testament to her hard work and dedication. She has been an inspiration to many women in India and her story is an example of how determination and ambition can help one achieve success.