Beating Nykaa Founder, 50 YO Radha Vembu Became India’s Richest Self-Made Businesswoman In 2023!

Women Empowerment By Uma Nagar | 2 min read

Radha Vembu

Given the increased number of women in business in India, it would be accurate to argue that the nation is prospering and expanding. I’m proud to be a woman and to witness Indian women creating history in the field of business. Our women are succeeding everywhere, from being housewives to entering the professional world. Recently, another superwoman, Radha Vembu, has become India’s wealthiest woman.

So, before your mind starts wandering, Mad4India brings you the story of Radha Vembu, which will inspire our women to embark on their journey of becoming businesswomen.

Who is Radha Vembu?

Radha Vembu is currently the richest businesswoman in India. She has surpassed the founder of Nykaa, Falguni Sanjay Nayar, by becoming another star India’s richest self-made businesswoman in 2023. She is the co-founder of the Zoho Company and also ranked 40th position on the list of the 100 richest Indians. Being a self-made richest woman, Radha Vembu is a great role model for every woman worldwide.

Radha Vembu
Source- Twitter

Radha Vembu is the sister of Shridar Vembu who is also the co-founder of the Zoho Corporation, an Indian software development company. She is 50 years old woman born in 1972 in Chennai. After completing her schooling at the National Higher Secondary School in Chennai, She then went to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras for her graduation in industrial management.

Radha Vembu Family

Radha Vembu was born to a traditional South Indian family. Her father, Sambamurthy Vembu was a stenographer at the Madras High Court and her mother was a homemaker. Radha has three brothers and one sister. Her three brothers are businessmen. As mentioned above, she established the Zoho corporation with her brother, Shridar.

She got married to Rajendran Dandapani in 1998. Her husband is a director of Engineering, and business solutions evangelist at Zoho. She also has one son, Aditya Rajendran.

Radha Vembu Company- Zoho, A Well-Established Company

Before Zoho, Radha’s brother Shridar Vembu founded the company, AdvenNet in Tambaram, Chennai. Later in 2009, the Zoho corporation was established and combined with AdvenNet that got expanded. Shridar started the company with 1 lakh funding with four team members. Later on, Radha joined the company in 2007 and with her smartness and intelligence, she successfully managed to position the products of her company among the top 5 business email providers globally and gave healthy competition to Microsoft and Google.

Zoho Corporation

She is also the product manager for email service, Zoho e-mail service and also the director of Corpus Foundation. She solely handles the Zoho workplace and the team of 250 members and is also looking after the manufacture of 45+ Zoho products. Now, Radha Vembu is the majority stake owner of Zoho Corporations.

Zoho headquarter
Source- Wikipedia

The Zoho Corporation is well-known for offering organisations a selection of SaaS (Software as a Service) apps and online productivity tools. They provide a variety of goods, such as cloud-based apps, document management, email hosting, and CRM (Customer Relationship Management).

Radha Vembu Net Worth

As mentioned above, Radha Vembu is the self-made richest woman in India with a net worth of 36,000 crore. In addition to it, she is also the director of two companies, such as “Janaki Hi-tech Agro Private Limited” and the “Highland Valley Corporation Private Limited.”

Janaki Hi-tech Agro Private Limited, started in 2011 is a non-government organisation working in the agriculture field. Highland Valley Corporation Private Limited is a real state company, started in 2012 and it is also a non-governmental organization that is working on the completion of buildings.

Radha Vembu is making India proud by contributing to the economy and becoming India’s wealthiest woman. She has opened the path for those women who are capable of making big names in the upcoming years. Radha Vembu’s journey and her way of handling the business to make it successful is inspiring and something worth learning.

1. Who is the richest man in India?

Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India.

2. Which is the biggest company owned by women in India?

Biocon Ltd. is the biggest company owned by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

3. Which is the richest company in India?

Reliance Industries market by Mukesh Ambani is the richest company in India.

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