In the past, if you would Google ‘Asia’s richest woman’, the name of China’s Yang Huiyan would pop up on the search engine. But not anymore!
Owing to China’s escalating crisis, Huiyan’s fortune has more than halved this year to $11 billion which now makes India’s Savitri Jindal Asia’s new richest woman with an $11.5 billion fortune, as per Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Savitri Devi Jindal (72) businesswoman, and politician, married Om Prakash Jindal (the founder of steel and power conglomerate Jindal Group) in the 1970s. She is also the former Minister of Urban Local Bodies for Haryana.
When OP Jindal died in a tragic helicopter crash in 2005, she took over the conglomerate as its chairperson. She is also the 10th-richest person in the country of about 1.4 billion, reported NDTV.
Our chief guest Deputy CM Shri @Dchautala, President @MAMCAgroha, Smt. @SavitriJindal & our special guest @LtGnDPVats paid tribute to our founder Shri OP Jindal Ji on his birth anniversary at MAMC Agroha. #RememberingBauji pic.twitter.com/emdOVTXW7j
— MAMC AGROHA (@mamcagroha) August 7, 2021
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The saree-wearing woman whose life mantra is simple living and high thinking was also the only woman in the top 10 of Forbes’ list of richest Indians in 2021. With her nine children, she took over the conglomerate that’s into the production of steel and operates in cement, energy, and infrastructure.
Former Haryana Cabinet Minister and Emeritus Chairperson of OP Jindal Group, Savitri Jindal has surpassed China's Yang Huiyan to become the richest woman in Asia.
— The Guwahati Times (@theghytimes) July 31, 2022
The chairperson emeritus of O.P.Jindal Group is also the president of Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha. Another Chinese entrepreneur and billionaire Fan Hongwei who is the chair and CEO of the chemical fiber company Hengli Petrochemical stands second to Jindal on the list.
What a piece of great news to start the day with!