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Meet The Top 10 Richest Women In India

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Time definitely changes and yes it changes for the better always! The same implies to women entrepreneurs in India. Women in India are slowly, yet surely raising their women power. The number of women entrepreneurs entering the business arena is increasing day by day.

Here, we give you the list of those ten women who have no competition when it comes to their net worth. Yes, you guessed it right, the top 10 richest women in India.

1) Savitri Jindal

The Chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group, Savitri Jindal has a net worth of USD 5.2 billion. In India, she is the 16th richest person and also possess a global rank of 453.

2) Indu Jain

Indu is the Chairperson of the media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co which publishes the largest daily newspapers, The Times Of India, The Economic Times and the world’s biggest financial newspaper The Wall Street Journal.
She has a global rank of 549 and a net worth of $3.1 billion.

3) Smita Crishna Godrej

Having a net worth of $2.2 billion, she stands at the 810th position in the world. Two years ago, she was in the news when she bought a heritage home worth $60 million which once belonged to India’s atomic energy pioneer Homi Bhabha.

4) Leena Tewari

She is now ranked as the 46th richest Indian. She is the chairperson of privately owned Indian generics maker USV, known for its drugs for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Her husband Prashant is the MD of USV. She is also the author of “Pipes and Dreams” which is a biography of her grandfather.

5) Anuradha Vinod Gupta

Gupta is the 74th richest person in the India and 1577th in the world. She has assets worth $1.1 billion.

6) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

She is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Bengaluru based company Biocon. Her net worth is $994 million. She is the 85th most powerful women in India according to Forbes.

7) Anu Aga

Anu is the Chairperson of Thermax Ltd. This is an energy and environment engineering company from 1996 to 2004.
Her net worth is around $790 million. She is ranked 94th as the richest person in India.

8) Shobhana Bhartia

Shobhana Bhartia

Ms. Bhartia is the Chairperson and Editorial Director of The Hindustan Times Media Group. She holds a net worth of $645 million and is ranked 97th in India.

9) Vidya Murkumbi

Vidya and her son Narendra Murkumbi together have assets worth $490 million. They own Shree Renuka Sugars, which is the fastest growing sugar company in the country. Vidya was also ranked 93rd richest person in India.

10) Kaveri Kalanithi

She is the Managing Director of Sun TV Network. Kaveri is one of the highest paid business women in India as she takes away a compensation package of around $11 million.

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Twitter: Everything You Need To Know About This Platform

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Twelve years ago, Jack Dorsey fired off his first tweet without realising the impact his social media platform would have on people. Little did he know that the five words tweet would fire off a 160 characters revolution! From being a regular platform back in the day, Twitter now has over 500 million tweets on a daily basis from people across the world. The next time you Tweet something online, take a moment to look at these completely bizarre facts about Twitter!

1. It all began in a playground 

What is now a unique social media platform initially started off on a playground. While most success stories began in backyards, bars or cafes, Dorsey went the other way!

2. The limit on followers 

Twitter does not allow users to follow more than 2,000 people unless they have 2,000 followers as well! Why? Because Twitter believes in equality!

3. The name of the bird

While the name of Twitter itself was supposed to be “Twttr,” the name of the blue bird has been consistent from the beginning. The bird is named Larry!

4. Quickest growing Twitter nation 

With more than 3 million active Twitter users, Saudi Arabia, with a 300% year on year growth rate, ranks #1 in the world as the fastest-growing Twitter nation.

5. Twitter did NOT invent the hashtag

#NoReally. The usage of hashtags dates all the way back to 1988 when people used to talk to each other through chat rooms called Internet Relay Chats (IRCs.) The first hashtag ever used on Twitter was in the year 2007, when Chris Messina (a former Google employee) proposed using them to clump words in tweets. The idea took off and people started using them on a regular basis!

6. The one billionth tweet

It took 3 years, 2 months and one entire day for the one billionth tweet to go up on Twitter! Not bad at all.

With Twitter being the phenomenon it is today, there is still a lot to be known and a lot to be found out. If you think we missed some truly interesting facts, please feel free to comment and let us know!

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Instagram Unknown Facts

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When Instagram started, it was a simple photo sharing app created to change the way the world thinks. Through the years, the app now has 700 million users on a daily basis. With new features being introduced everyday, this particular app shows no sign of stopping. If you still are not on Instagram, then these reasons might just help make your decision!

1. Un tag yourself 

Did you know if you wanted to hide yourself from unwanted pictures, the best way to do it is to hide your profile? You do not show up on their feed and they cannot tag you. Life made simple right there!

2. Top 3 users

Did you know the top three users of Instagram are based out of the United States, Brazil and Japan?

3. Highest liked picture 

The most popular photo on Instagram has close to six million likes. The picture belongs to none other than Beyonce, who announced her pregnancy on Instagram through this popular post.

4. Revisit posts you liked

Instagram has not been able to give us the option to find posts previously liked. However, for those of you who really want to look for the particular post,  click the options wheel, and then select “Posts You’ve Liked.” This will open a feed composed of every picture you have ever liked! You are welcome.

5. Popular hashtags 

While there are a lot of trending hashtags on Instagram, the most popular ones are #socialmedia #social #branding #entrepreneur #success #sales #entrepreneurship #tech #branding #marketing #contestalert #business #sweepstakes #giveaway #travel #discount #deal and #smallbiz.

6. Male to female ratio 

Ironically, there is a very narrow gap between the number of women and men using Instagram. According to recent statistics, 21% of the daily users are men as compared to 31% female users!

7. The one with the most selfies 

The one with the most selfies is none other than one part of the Kardashian family. Kylie Jenner has 451 selfies, a record breaking number!

With so much happening on Instagram, do not miss out on the action! Join in on the fun now! Comment and tell us about some of the weirdest things you have posted yet!

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Life Lessons From Jack Ma

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Jack Ma, a Chinese entrepreneur, who launched several successful startups in the face of severe criticism, was recently named “Person of The Year” by Financial Times. How, you ask? By focusing more on the bottom line than any other person around him. While people around him are always astounded by his stupendous success, these rules of life helped him get to his current position. If you wondered how he got there at all, then these inspiring life lessons might be just what you need!

1. Help others if you want to change the world 

Help others. A principle Jack Ma always follows is to make even the smallest man work hard. According to him, small people will always grow big and become successful in life over the years.

2. It doesn’t matter where you start. Where you finish counts 

Like Jack Ma did, do not focus on where you started your life. Your level of upbringing, your method of education and your lifestyle all do not matter as long as you do something with it towards the end. Dig your heels in and give every opportunity a shot!

3. Giving up is the biggest failure 

According to Ma, “giving up is the greatest failure.” If you go out, try your best and fail to achieve your goal but see it through to the end, you are still a success.  Like all great leaders, Ma recognizes a person is able to learn the most from obstacles and hardships. The key to success is persevering and learning from your mistakes. Give up and everything comes crumbling down.

4. Act swiftly 

If Jack Ma had not jumped at the opportunity which was Alibaba, the world would have lost a truly great e commerce platform. Acting swiftly helps put you in the front and through acting on your feet, life can show you different things!

5. Persevere 

There were several times during Alibaba’s early history where the company seemed doomed. If Jack Ma had not fought against all odds to become great, he would not have made it anywhere near the top three. Hard times come and go but what you do in the face of these hard times is what makes you great in life.

With only $ 20,000 in hand and a dream to achieve, Jack Ma became the first Chinese entrepreneur in the world and is now the 118th richest man in the world. With a net worth of $ 29.7 billion, Jack Ma stands tall as a revolutionary inspiration!

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