Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
At a Glance
  • Age
  • Earnings
    $655 Million
  • Source of earnings
  • Marital Status
  • Children
  • Residence

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#96 India Rich List 2013


The wealthiest self-made woman in India, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw founded and runs biotech firm, Biocon, which makes affordable drugs for everything from head and neck cancers to diabetes. She launched Alzumab, a new treatment for chronic psoriasis, in August. So far the company has approval to sell it in India. Biocon has a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb for developing an oral insulin. Its insulin plant in Malaysia is due to start production next year. Science magazine recently ranked Biocon at No.6 among the best 20 global biotech employers, ahead of Novo Nordisk and Novartis. An active philanthropist, she recently donated $5 million for a new research unit at her cancer hospital in Bangalore

India Rich List 2013

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