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Meet The Top 10 Richest Women In India

Smruthi Kishore



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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Yahoo Little Known And Unknown Facts

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What started off as a random idea between two friends, has now become one of the most popularly used portals the world over. While most of us know Yahoo! to be a search engine and email base provider, there are quite a few facts most of us do not know about this platform. To make your day fun and educational, here are some totally random facts about Yahoo!

1. The name 

Stanford student’s Jerry Yang and David Filo first started Yahoo! in February of 1994 to keep track of their own online interests. They named their project “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web.” The site was a directory of other websites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. 

2. Copyright issues 

The official name of Yahoo came to be in March, 1994. An acronym for Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle, the domain was brought on 18 January, 1995. The term “hierarchical” described how the Yahoo database was arranged in layers of subcategories. The term “oracle” was intended to mean “source of truth and wisdom” and the term “officious”, rather than being related to the word’s normal meaning, described the many office workers who would use the Yahoo database while surfing from work. Ironically, the exclamation was added later because an already existing barbecue sauce company had copyrights on the name!

3. The largest acquisition 

One of Yahoo’s highest priced acquisitions was when it bought for a cool $ 5.7 billion! Incidentally, the least they paid was when they bought Net Controls for slightly over $1 million in 1997.

4. The big ten! 

When Yahoo turned ten in March 2005, it celebrated by giving away free Baskin Robbins coupons to all its users! Lucky number 10 not just for them, but for everyone!

5. Japan

Rumour has it, Yahoo! was the most widely used portal not in the United States, but in Japan! On a regular basis, Yahoo! has around 96% visitors, with about 34% of them being from Japan. Talk about cool things to know.

Just before Yahoo! was acquired in the year 2015, it had around 13,000 employees on its roster along with 8 CEOS and more than 50 companies under its belt. Despite other search engines gaining popularity over the years, it still remains favoured and trusted among all its competitors.

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YouTube Facts And Things You Definitely Didn’t Know!

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The idea of creating a channel called YouTube first came way back in the year 2005, to Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were PayPal employees at the time. The official platform was launched on 15 February, 2005. Through the months, YouTube grew and was brought over by Google Inc., for  $ 1.65 million. While we know the rest as history, here are some facts you probably didn’t know about one of the largest video storing and sharing platform!

1. YouTube was originally a dating site 

According to the tales of gone by, the concept of YouTube didn’t come straight away. The platform was initially supposed to be a video dating site called Tune In To Hook Up. Inspired by HotorNot, the idea wasn’t accepted the way the founders thought and was eventually scrapped. The inspiration for YouTube as we know it today is credited to two different events. The first was Karim’s inability to find footage online of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” and the second when Hurley and Chen were unable to share video footage of a dinner party due to e mail attachment limitations.

2. The first ever YouTube video 

The first ever YouTube video ever uploaded was shot by Yakov Lapitsky. The video shows Karim in front of an elephant enclosure, talking about long trunks! While it wasn’t all that special a video, it still garnered a lot of attention and raked in 48,043,480 views since being uploaded on 23 April, 2005. Check out the video here if you haven’t already!

3. 400 Hours of videos per minute 

According to recent statistics, more than 400 hours of video is uploaded to the site per minute. With over one billion users on YouTube at any given point of the day, stats show one third of the population uses this video sharing and watching platform on an every day basis!

4. YouTube’s April’s Fools Day prank

YouTube’s first April’s Fool’s Day prank was way back in the year 2008. The first prank was redirected to Rick Astley’s song, Never Gonna Give You Up and since then, the pranks have been known as Rickrolling!

5. Charlie Bit My Finger remains to be the most liked video 

If you don’t take into account the music and song videos, then without contest, the most liked video on YouTube is the Charlie Bit My Finger video! Uploaded over ten years ago, the video has over 860 million views from the time of its upload. Watch it here if you haven’t or if you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years.

Despite being created less than two decades ago, it would take an average human over 1700 years to watch ALL the videos on the platform. Created with the idea of bringing people together on common ground, YouTube has reached a success stance which even the founders didn’t think possible!

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Tech Companies And How They Got Their Names

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Ever wondered why Narayan Murthy named Infosys, Infosys? Or why Mark Zuckerberg decided to name one of the largest social media platforms as Facebook? Today, we give you an insight into why our favourite tech companies were named the were.


The yellow line under the Amazon logo isn’t just a smiley face as most people think. If you look at it closely, the line indicates a joining factor between the letter a and the letter z. This signifies that Amazon has everything in the dictionary from a to z.

2. Facebook 

The crooked F used as Facebook’s logo was initially thought to be a signifier of Facebook as a brand. However, recently, Zuckerberg and team revealed the true meaning behind the logo. Did you know the F stands for the millions of people addicted to Facebook all over the world!

3. Google

Contrary to what was expected, Google’s logo stands for quirky, fun and their desire of breaking the rules! While the font has been kept simple, the team decided to break the norms with the colours. While they stuck to the primary colours, the style was broken through a mixture of secondary colours! Perfectly describing Google in every way!

4. Apple 

Apple’s logo has multiple theories behind it. The most popular one is the fact that the name came from the story of Adam and Eve. The apple is supposed to be the apple Eve bit from and represents the fruits of the Tree of Knowledge. Another popular theory is the fact that the name was decided upon in order to come up before Apple’s then rival, Atari!

5. Adobe 

Adobe is the name of a creek which runs through the houses of the two founders. A simple thing like a creek gave birth to one of the largest tech companies in the world right now!

When we have so many tech companies we love, we invariably miss the meaning behind their names. Comment and let us know if you want more logo secrets revealed!

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