Two Indian-origin women in Forbes' Self-Made American Women List

Jun 3, 2016 18:08 IST

 Forbes 2016Two Indian-origin women on 1 June 2016 featured on the Forbes' second annual list of America's wealthiest and most successful self-made women include 60 trailblazers. It is list of women who crashed ceilings through invention and innovation.

India-born Neerja Sethi ranked 16th on 'America's Richest Self-made Women' list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal is ranked 30th.

Forbes ranked Diane Hendricks as number one. She is the owner of largest wholesale distributor, ABC Supply. She is now worth 4.9 billion US Dollars that is 1.2 billion US Dollars more than 2015 when she was ranked second.

The Other notable names on the list include TV czar Oprah Winfrey (2), Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg (14), pop icon Taylor Swift, Alex + Ani jewellery brand founder Carolyn Rafaelian, actress-turned-entrepreneur Jessica Alba (42), Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman (6), designer Tory Burch (19), singer Madonna (25), Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (33), singer Celine Dion (37) and pop icon Beyonce (56).

The categories in which the Richest Self-made Women are categorized are, Youngest, NewComers, Technology, Entertainment and Founders.

Neerja Sethi

The 61 year old Sethi assets account for a net worth of 1.1 billion US Dollars. Her company employs more than 25000 people and boasts a recent market cap of 3.6 billion US Dollars.

Sethi, co-founded IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai.

She is the current the vice president of corporate affairs and a role since the company's inception.

Jayshree Ullal

The 55 year old Jayashree Ullal was born in London and raised in New Delhi. She became president and CEO of Arista Networks in 2008, when it had no revenues and fewer than 50 employees. The company reported 838 million US Dollars in revenue in 2015, after going public in June 2014.

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