Falguni Nayar Among Top 10 Self-made Women Billionaires

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Falguni Nayar Among Top 10 Self-made Women Billionaires
30 Mar 2022
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The founder of Nykaa, Falguni Nayar is among the top 10 list of self-made women billionaires in the world, with $7.6 billion in wealth. According to the compilation released by Harun Research Institute, she is the newest entrant on the women's billionaires list.

Falguni Nayar is in the 10th spot on the list and is the only Indian woman to do so. She toppled Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon to be the richest self-made billionaire woman in India.

The report said that there are 124 self-made women billionaires on the list from 16 countries. Wherein some of the largest economies of the world, including Japan, Germany, France, Canada and South Korea did not have any entry on the list.

The report also revealed that the number of self-made women billionaires has tripled over the last decade. Wu Yajun, a Beijing-based property dealer took the top spot on the list and became the world’s self-made women billionaire. Other than Wu Yajun, there are 7 more women in the top 10 list from China.

Other new additions to the list include Kim Kardashian of KKW beauty and Rihanna of fashion and beauty brand Fenty, debuting on the billionaires' list this year with $2 billion and $1 billion respectively.

Whitney Wolfe Herd, co-founder and CEO of the dating app Bumble is the world’s youngest self-made women billionaire with $1 billion. The list has a total of 556 women billionaires, of which 124 are self-made.

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