China boasts most self-made woman billionaires
Continuing its recent tradition as a real economic power of Asia, China can now count a staggering five of the top 10 female self-made woman billionaires to its name.
Dominating the list, China holds top spot with Zhou Qunfei, founder of Lens Technology, a firm that manufacturers the glass used to cover laptops and smartphones for Apple and Samsung. Her fortune currently stands at $9.8bn. Having come from a very poor rural background, it is truly remarkable to see her name appear on Forbes' Billionaires list, further illustrating the potential of China’s markets.
Other woman on the Forbes list do maintain a larger fortune, but the publisher of the report, Hurun, was quick to point out that all the other females standing above her have either inherited or married into their wealth. In total, 28 of the top 50 on the Hurun self-made list are from China.
In second place is Wu Yajun, worth $9.3bn after a hard to believe 83% leap in her fortune over just 12 months. Chen Lihua, who runs Fu Wah International slipped to third after her wealth barely changed since 2017, currently standing at ($8.1bn).
With more financial freedom appearing across China, we can only expect to see more female billionaires vying for the top sport in the near future.