Chairman & managing director, Biocon
The 54th richest Indian, she is the force behind Biocon, the Bangalore-based biotechnology company. Forbes describes her as the wealthiest self-made woman in India and features her in its list of the world's 100 most powerful women. Even in these tough times, this 61-year-old entrepreneur who started Biocon in 1978 has succeeded in adding to her wealth. Her net worth soared from Rs 3,485 crore in December 2012 to Rs 5,108 crore in December 2013.
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