India’s Savitri Jindal surpassed China’s Yang Huiyan on Friday to become the Asia’s richest woman. Savitri has amassed a wealth of $11.3 billion thanks to her conglomerate Jindal Group, which is active in sectors including metals and energy.
Jindal, 72, is India’s richest woman and the 10th-richest person in the country. Shortly after her husband, the company’s founder OP Jindal, died in a helicopter accident in 2005, she was appointed chairperson of the Jindal Group. The corporation also works in cement, energy, and infrastructure and is India’s third-largest steel manufacturer.
In recent years, Jindal’s net worth has fluctuated significantly. After the Covid-19 pandemic caused her net worth to drop to $3.2 billion in April 2020, it rose to $15.6 billion in April 2022 as commodity price soared due to Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Savitri Jindal has a busy public persona. After her husband’s passing in 2005, she was chosen to represent the Hisar seat in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Following the 2014 elections, she lost her seat. She is a member of the Indian National Congress. She was also a minister in the Haryana government.
Savitri, who was born on March 20, 1950, in Tinsukia, Assam, wed OP Jindal in the 1970s. She is a mother of nine children.