Stepping out of the Domestic Threshold, becoming the Richest Mother

Stepping out of the Domestic Threshold, becoming the Richest Mother

"Where others saw walls, he saw doors" - with this success mantra of OP Jindal, Savitri Jindal took the Jindal Group forward and became an inspiration for the common woman in every possible way. At the age when grey-haired people plan to retire from household or professional duties, Savitri Jindal discovered a whole new world where she found herself as a politician, social activist, and billionaire.

India's richest woman Savitri Jindal took over her husband Om Prakash Jindal's steel and power conglomerate after his sudden demise in 2005. Savitri Jindal's net worth ballooned by $12 billion in the last two years. With a net worth of $18 billion, Jindal is India's richest woman and the only woman in the top 10 of Forbes' list of richest Indians in 2021.

Indeed, it's worth spending time to know the outstanding story of Savitri Jindal - the woman who stepped out of the shadow of the house and took control of a flourishing business empire. She is a wonderful example of being a woman in a self-proclaimed man's world is Savitri Jindal - the Chairperson Emiretus, Jindal Steel & Power Limited.

 Journey to the world of business

Savitri Devi Jindal, who was born in 1950 in Tinsukia, Assam, married OP Jindal in the 1970s. OP Jindal was the founder of the Jindal Group, a steel and power giant. OP Jindal served as a minister in the Haryana government and a representative for the Hisar district in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha.

The mother of nine children was 55 years old when her husband, Om Prakash Jinda died in a helicopter crash in 2005. In this difficult situation, Savitri Devi decided to take the control of the business for its better future.  

With a net worth of $18.3 billion, Savitri Jindal, a woman of simplicity and cultural essence, is currently one of the wealthiest Indian women.

A remarkable personality with great values

Savitri Jindal, an exceptional person with strong morals, is dedicated to carrying on OP Jindal's principles in the wake of his tragic death in 2005. The group's turnover climbed four times when she took over as chair, and the conglomerate established leadership positions in many businesses, both of which were motivated by her humanistic attitude to entrepreneurship. By purchasing mines in Chile and Mozambique, many group corporations increased their global reach.

After starting the company, Savitri Jindal decided to enter politics to follow in her husband's footsteps. She ran for the Hisar assembly constituency in Haryana on a Congress ticket and won twice, in 2005 and 2009.

She was appointed as a minister in the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government twice. During her tenure, she held the portfolios of minister of state for revenue, disaster management, rehabilitation and housing in 2006 and minister for urban local bodies in 2013.

One of the richest women

One of the wealthiest ladies in the nation, the matriarch of the Jindal Group was ranked as the fourth richest mother in the world by Forbes magazine in 2010.

Savitri Jindal is leading the Jindal Group ahead and even assisting the common person in whatever manner she can, following the success mantra of her late husband OP Jindal.

Savitri Jindal is personally involved in charitable endeavours to aid the less fortunate in addition to her work in business and politics. She helps the Jindal Group create and successfully operate medical and educational facilities.

Savitri Jindal, who is 71 years old, keeps herself occupied by managing the various social welfare programmes for education and healthcare that the founder of the Jindal Group started for the underprivileged and factory workers. She does continue to be concerned about maintaining the harmony and integrity of the family among her children and grandchildren.