Three Indian women are on the list of the world’s richest self-made female billionaires, which was recently released by the Hurun Research Institute. Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar is India’s richest self-made female billionaire, followed by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon and Radha Vembu, co-founder of Zoho Corporation.
Zoho, an Indian software development company, was co-founded by Vembu siblings Radha and Sridhar in 1996. Radha owns the majority of the company’s stakes, which has made her the third-richest self-made woman billionaire in India. Let’s find out more about her.
Who is Radha Vembu, India’s third-richest self-made woman billionaire? Know her net worth and more
Education and Personal Life
50-year-old Vembu was born on December 24, 1972, in Chennai to Sambamurthy Vembu, a stenographer in Madras high court. She graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1997 with a degree in industrial management after completing her primary education at National Higher Secondary School in Chennai.
In 1996, while Vembu was still pursuing higher studies, she co-founded a company along with her well-known brother Sridhar, who has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton. Initially called AdvenNet, the firm was later renamed Zoho Corporation. As Zoho’s product manager, Radha manages a team of 250 people. The firm, headquartered in Chennai has more than 60 million users and 12 offices in nine countries around the world. Their 375-acre campus in Austin, Texas is one of their biggest branches.
Apart from Zoho, Radha is also the director of Janaki Hi-Tech Agro Pvt Ltd, an agricultural NGO and Highland Valley Corporation Pvt Ltd, a real estate company.
As of April 2022, Radha’s net worth as per Forbes is Rs 129 thousand crores. She gets the majority of her wealth from her stake in Zoho. The Vembu siblings rank 55th on the Forbes India Rich List 2021 with a combined net worth of Rs 285 thousand crores.
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