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Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar's wealth tops $6.5 bn after firm's listing

She's become India's wealthiest self-made female billionaire, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar

Bloomberg | Saritha Rai
Falguni Nayar’s beauty startup has jolted her to the ranks of the world’s richest.
Nayar, who owns about half of Nykaa, is now worth about $6.5 billion as shares of the firm surged as much as 89% when they started trading Wednesday. She’s become India’s wealthiest self-made female billionaire, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 

FSN E-Commerce Ventures, Nykaa’s parent entity, is India’s first woman-led unicorn to hit the stock exchange. It priced its initial public offering at the top end of a marketed range, raising 53.5 billion rupees ($722 million). The stock was up 78% as of 10:36 a.m.

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First Published: Nov 10 2021 | 11:37 AM IST

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