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Forbes last month in June released the eighth annual list of America’s richest self-made women and it recorded the country's top female entrepreneurs who have managed to shatter glass ceilings in their respective fields. Tapping into old horizons and new by creating their brands, companies to build their fortunes, they have managed to become America's most successful, richer than ever before. Featuring among the list of America's richest self-made women are these five Indian-origin entrepreneurs: 

  • Jayshree V Ullal, president and CEO of Arista Networks made it to number 15
  • Neerja Sethi, co-founder of Syntel figured ranked number 24
  • Neha Narkhede, co-founder and former CTO of Confluent in number 57
  • Indra Nooyi the former PepsiCo CEO ranked number 85
  • Reshma Shetty, co-founder of Ginkgo Bioworks in number 97

According to Forbes, Jayshree V Ullal at number 15 is one of America’s richest self-made women with her current net worth of around $1.9 billion. Jayshree V has been heading Arista Networks since 2018 and owns about 5% of Arista’s stock.

At number 24, Neerja Sethi comes in with a total net worth of $1billion. Neerja Sethi co-founded the IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai in 1980 in their apartment in Troy, Michigan, and started the business with an initial investment of just $2,000, according to the magazine. Sethi has an undergraduate degree in mathematics, a master’s degree in computer science.

At number 57, Neha Narkhede, the co-founder and former CTO of Confluent comes with a total net worth of $490 million. While she grew up in Pune, Narkhede went on to study Computer Science at Georgia Tech, working as a software engineer at Linkedin.

At number 85 stands Indra Nooyi, the former PepsiCo CEO with a total net worth of $320 million. The magazine reported that Nooyi's fortune stems from the stock she was granted following her sting at PepsiCo. 

Lastly, at number 97 is Reshma Shetty with a total net worth of $220 million. Shetty is the co-founder of Gingko Bioworks, a synthetic biotechnology company which was created in 2009 with four others, including her husband Barry Canton. 



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