Aug 13 2009
Usha Mittal : Reportedly married to world’s fourth-richest man since he was 21, Usha has clearly earned his trust. Last year, his steel company, ArcelorMittal, passed a resolution that entrusted her with temporary responsibility of managing the world’s largest steel company if the managing board of directors is permanently absent or prevented from handling duties. She apparently worked in the steel business for 15 years, at one time reportedly running a plant in Indonesia. She is also the namesake of the Usha Mittal Institute of Technology, a university that promotes the womens’ education in India.
Tina Munim: Former Bollywood actress made her name in the 1978 Indian blockbuster Des Pardes (translated into English as At Home and Abroad). She went on to star in 30 more films. Now her husband, Anil Ambani, ranked sixth-richest in the world in March, is reportedly in talks through one of his companies to become Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks SKG’s principal financier. Patron of contemporary Indian art is mother of two sons.