Top 10 self-made female billionaires in the world

Updated: 2015-11-24 06:53


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China is setting the global benchmark for women in business with the Hurun Report identifying 49 self-made Chinese billionaire women, out of 73 in the world.

According to the world authority on personal wealth, "Touchscreen Queen" Zhou Qunfei storms straight in at No 1 with $7.8 billion. The 45-year-old entrepreneur, pretty much an unknown this time last year, pips "Beijing Real Estate Queen" Chen Lihua, 74, with $7.7 billion, to become the most successful business woman in the world.

The highest non-Chinese was US-based "Blood-Testing Queen" Elizabeth Holmes, 30, of consumer healthcare technology company Theranos. Holmes was the youngest self-made billionaire on the list.

Eight of the top 10 richest self-made women in the world are from China.

Top 10 self-made female billionaires in the world

Alicia Koplowitz, president of Omega Capital

No 10 Alicia Koplowitz

Age 60, $2.7 billion

Omega Capital, Spain

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