Forbes Middle East - - THOUGHT LEADERS -

Net worth: $2.5 B Na­tion­al­ity: In­dian Year of sign­ing: 2016 Source of wealth: Biotech­nol­ogy

Mazumdar-Shaw, In­dia's rich­est self-made woman, founded In­dia's largest bio­phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal firm, Bio­con, in 1978.

“I am par­tic­u­larly con­cerned about the un­bear­able fi­nan­cial bur­den that de­bil­i­tat­ing dis­eases like can­cer im­pose on pa­tients in poor coun­tries.”

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