The woman of Indian origin has achieved recognition on the Forbes roster of the 100 most accomplished self-made women in America.
Indra Nooyi is a prominent figure in the business world. She previously held the position of CEO and chairman at PepsiCo. The 67-year-old dedicated 24 years to the company until 2018. Her earnings amounted to approximately USD 31 million (around Rs 200 crore in 2017).
The woman of Indian origin has also secured a spot on Forbes’ list of the top 100 self-made women in America. Nooyi is ranked 77th on the list. As of June 1, 2023, Forbes estimates her net worth at USD 350 million (Rs 2890 crore). Her wealth is primarily derived from stock she received while working at PepsiCo.
Nooyi was raised in India and pursued a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from IIM Chennai. She relocated to the United States in 1978. In 1980, Nooyi obtained a master’s degree in public and private management. In 2006, she became one of the few female CEOs in corporate America.
Nooyi once mentioned that she never sought a salary increase during her tenure with the company. She even declined a raise amidst the financial crisis. After more than twenty years with PepsiCo, she retired in 2019 and joined Amazon’s board. Nooyi holds US citizenship and resides in Greenwich, Connecticut. In 1992, she bought her residence from Richard Sackler, the former chairman and president of Purdue Pharma. Nooyi has also authored a book titled My Life in Full.