Forbes Top 100 Most Powerful Women List 2021; Tap to Read Indians who Made the Cut

India’s Union Finance Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman has been included in the prestigious Forbes 100 most powerful women in 2021. It is the third time India’s present FM has made it to the list. She is ranked at 37 this year, while last year she was at 41.

Falguni Nayar, who became India’s first wealthiest self-made millionaire, after NYKA’s outstanding performance at the stock market was also ranked at the 88th position in the list.

HCL Technologies chairperson, Roshini Nadar was ranked at number 52 on the list. She is the first woman to lead a listed IT company in India.

Biocon’s founder Kiran Mazumdar Shaw was ranked at number 72.

Rank 1 was held by MacKenzie Scott, who is an American philanthropist and has a net worth of over $57 billion. She has given around $8.6 billion for promoting issues on public health, gender equity, and much more.

The list also features Kamala Harris at number 2. She is the first woman, the first black person, and the first person of South Asian descent to become USA’s vice president.

The top tens of 'The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women' include:


·        MacKenzie Scott – Philanthropist

·        Kamala Harris - US vice-president

·        Christine Lagarde - European Central Bank president

·        Mary Barra - CEO of General Motors

·        Melinda French Gates – Philanthropist

·        Abigail Johnson - Fidelity Investments

·        Ana Patricia Botín - Santander Executive Chairman

·        Ursula von der Leyen - President of European Commission

·        Tsai Ing-wen - Taiwan President

·        Julie Sweet - Accenture CEO



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