72-year-old Indian became the richest woman in Asia

07:34 31 July Kyiv, Ukraine

Savitri Jindal, the owner of industrial conglomerate Jindal Group, became the richest woman in Asia with a net worth of $11.3 billion. Before her, the ranking of the richest women in Asia was headed by Chinese Yang Huiyan.. This is stated in the Bloomberg article.

The publication notes that two years ago Jindal's fortune was only 3.2 billion dollars, and in April 2022 it reached 15.6 billion.

This happened when Russia's invasion of Ukraine led to a sharp increase in commodity prices.

Jindal Group, which is owned by Jindal, produces steel and is involved in cement, energy and infrastructure. The woman took over the Jindal Group shortly after her husband, the founder of the conglomerate, was killed in a helicopter crash in 2005.

The Bloomberg 500 richest people in the world include 68 women.

Recall that the richest people on the planet have lost $1.4 trillion since the beginning of 2022.