Jain, 78, is matriarch of India’s most powerful media group, the privately-held The Times Group and its parent company Bennett, Coleman & Co. Standing out in the male-dominated Indian business scene, she oversees two of the country’s biggest-selling newspapers: The Times of India and The Economic Times. Jain steered the group to invest heavily in digital assets such as the Indian edition of website Huffington Post, and property and matchmaking portals.
Company:Bennett, Coleman & Co
Net worth:US$1.73 billion