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India's Richest Woman: Five Things To Know About Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar founder of Nykaa became the self-made richest Indian woman in 2022 according to IIFL Wealth Hurun India List 2022, She is 33rd on the top 100 billionaire list, with a net worth of Rs 38,700 crore

Here are the 5 things that you should know about Falguni Nayar :

MBA Finacne from IIM-A

She did her graduation with Bachelor in Commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics and postgraduation from IIM Ahmedabad and did her specialization in MBA Finance. Falguni worked as a consultant with  A.F Ferguson and Co. in the starting phase of her career.

Gujarati Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra

She was Born and brought up in a Gujarati Business family in Mumbai, Maharashtra and her father was a businessman running a bearing company with her mother. The business of her father was the one reason that got her familiar with different business nuances.

Managing Director at Kotak

After spending 19 years in Kotak Mahindra group, she was appointed as managing director in 2005. During his tenure in Kotak she also did set up Kotak UK and Kotak in New york as well and after coming back to India she quit the role in 2012. 

Nykaa At The Age Of 50

After quitting in April 2012, She founded Nykaa with her own capital of $2 million at the age of 50. The brand is now worth more than $2 billion. The business is now run by her two children Anchit and Advaita where Anchit looks after the cosmetic e-commerce vertical and Advaita looks after fashion clothing.

Mert Sanjay Nayar at Business School

She married Sanjay Nayar in the year 1987, whom she met at business school. Her husband is the CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts India. Her 2 children are Adwaita Nayar and Anchit Nayar. Sanjay Nayar was the former head of citibank in India and now he is the CEO and member of KKR an investment management company. 


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