India’s 5th richest woman Leena Tiwari with a net worth of Rs 30,000 crore, know her business

Forbes released its annual billionaires list for 2023 on 4 April and the popular business magazine also released the list of India’s richest billionaires and Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani is now the richest person in both India and Asia.

Forbes has also named 16 new billionaires in India’s billionaires list for 2023, three of whom are women.

According to the Forbes list, the five richest women in India are Savitri Jindal, Rohika Cyrus Mistry, Rekha Jhunjhunwala, Vinod Rai Gupta and Leena Tiwari.

Leena Gandhi Tiwari is a lesser-known name because she is ‘media-shy’, but she is the heiress to a huge pharma fortune. Leena Tiwari is the Chairperson of USV India, a privately held company. His current net worth is $3.7 billion (over Rs 30,000 crore). Leena Tiwari is currently ahead of Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Nykaa’s Falguni Nair and Zoho Corp’s Radha Vembu in the list of India’s richest women.

Their pharma component is among the top five in India in the area of cardiac and diabetic drugs. It also manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), injectables and biosimilar drugs. USV’s anti-diabetic formulation named Glycoment is among the top 3 in the domestic industry.

As reported by Fortune, Tiwari mostly stays away from the social circuit and parties in Mumbai, but is a philanthropist.

The 65-year-old businesswoman is an avid traveler and loves to read. Leena Tiwari has done B.Com from University of Mumbai and MBA from Boston University.

She is married to Prashant Tiwari, who is the MD of USV and runs the company. Prashant Tiwari has studied engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Cornell University of America. They have a daughter named Anisha Gandhi Tiwari.