By Aashima Talwar Last Updated:
The rich wives of billionaire businessmen of India are not just social butterflies, splurging on their husband's money but women, who have an identity of their own. These women are independent, influential, beautiful and kind. Moreover, all these women are involved in philanthropic work for the betterment of society.
These rich women are thriving towards the betterment of our country, changing lives by channelising mass labours programs through their mega-projects, and also enhancing the experience of living with new technologies. Moreover, these women are inspiring generations by spending their money at the right place, instead of wearing it!
Nita Ambani is the chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation. She is happily married to Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries. According to oprice.in, Nita Ambani's net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 21,000 crores and her average annual income is Rs. 1.65 crores. And she is among the wealthiest women in India. However, she is not just a rich wife but a philanthropist who believes in helping the poor and needy.
At the age of 57, Nita is an avid art collector, the chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, and the owner of the Mumbai Indians team in IPL. The couple got married in 1985 and are one of the most admired couples out there. Nita and Mukesh are also blessed with three kids, Isha Ambani Parimal, Anant Ambani, and Akash Ambani.
A former Bollywood actress, Tina Ambani, is married to the chairperson of Reliance Group, Anil Ambani. After a successful stint in Bollywood for a decade, she said goodbye to her career to become Mrs Ambani. Tina and Anil got married in February 1991 and are blessed with two sons, Jai Anmol Ambani and Jai Anshul Ambani. According to networthdekho.com, Tina Ambani's net worth is said to be around Rs. 2,331 crores. Today, she is the chairperson of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and the founder of Harmony for Silvers Foundation and Harmony Art Foundation. She loves promoting young artists and their work, apart from her charity work.
She is the wife of Shiv Nadar, the man who founded HCL Technologies. Kiran Nadar is a strong, independent woman, who is an art curator and philanthropist. Also, she is the trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation and the founder of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. She had met Shiv Nadar at an advertising agency where she had worked, and the two got married. The couple has a daughter named Roshni, who is happily married to Shikhar Malhotra. At the age of 70, Kiran is one of the wealthiest billionaire wives in India and has a total wealth valuation of Rs. 25,100 crores. She had also made her debut in the Asian Games in 2018 with the card game of bridge.
Sudha Murthy is the wife of Narayana Murthy, the founder and chairperson of Infosys. She had begun her career as a computer scientist, and today, she is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of public healthcare initiatives of the Gates Foundation. Sudha had also started an initiative to provide computer education in all the schools of Karnataka and was awarded the 'Best Teacher Award' by the rotary club of Bangalore. She is also a celebrated author with many books in Kannada and English in her kitty. Not many know, but Sudha is also a movie buff and loves watching films on her home theatre. According to networthdekho.com, Sudha Murthy's net worth is Rs. 2480 crores.
Monica Burman is the wife of Vivek Burman, who is the chairman emeritus of Dabur India. As per a Times Now report, Monica's net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 2260 crores. The inspiring woman had made it to the Billionaire wives list in 2018. Also, she is the backbone of the Burman family and a support system to her husband and her two sons. Moreover, Monica is known for her exquisite sarees and expensive designer jewellery. On top of that, she is a homemaker and also a stakeholder in Dabur India.
Usha Mittal is married to Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, the Indian steel magnate, the CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaking company. Usha, along with her family, is based in the United Kingdom. Usha and Lakshmi are blessed with two children, Vanisha Mittal and Aditya Mittal. She has been listed in 'Wives of Billionaires' by Forbes. In 2017, ArcelorMittal had passed a resolution that she would have the authority to manage and take decisions in the absence of the managing board of directors. The big decision was taken because she has given her 15 precious years to her husband's company. She is also the namesake of the Usha Mittal Institute of Technology and promotes women education in India.
Yasmeen Premji is the beautiful wife of Wipro Limited Chairman Azim Premji. Today, she is doing charity through her foundation, Azim Premji Foundation. During her early years of career, she had worked as an assistant editor for Inside Outside, a design magazine. She is a philanthropist, who believes in sharing her wealth with the needy, for the development of society. According to a report in The Times Of India, Yasmeen Premji's net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 1,14,400 crores.
Kamal Hiranandani is the wife of Niranjan Hiranandani, the Indian billionaire entrepreneur, co-founder and managing director of Hiranandani Group, engaged in the real estate business. The couple has two children, Darshan Hiranandani and Priya Hiranandani, who are both married. She is the director of multiple Hiranandani Group Companies and a core member of the Indian Merchant Chambers and the World President's Organisation. She has been a part of the Hiranandani Group for the last three decades.
Natasha Poonawala is the wife of Adar Poonawala, who is the CEO of the Serum Institute of India. The couple got married in 2006. She is one of the most glamorous billionaire wives in India. Adar and Natasha have two children together. She is the executive director of her husband's company and also a philanthropist. She believes in doing her bit for society through Villoo Poonawalla Foundation. She is known for being a style enthusiast and owns a lot of luxury designer outfits and accessories. According to a report in starunfolded.com, Natasha's net worth is Rs. 660 crores.
Nayna Mittal is happily married to Sunil Mittal, the founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, who owns the telecom network, Bharti Airtel. She is a philanthropist and is working towards the betterment of society by educating the underprivileged through the Bharti Foundation. Under her foundation, she has opened several schools in villages and provides free education to the children there. Nayna and her husband Sunil have decided to donate 10% of their wealth towards philanthropy.
These women totally believe in sharing their wealth with others for the betterment of society. They are not only rich wives with lots of money but women with kind hearts, made of gold.