More than half of the world’s richest female entrepreneurs come from China, says the latest annual Hurun Rich List, according to the China Daily. A proof for China’s good business climate, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf.
The China Daily:
Yang Huiyan, 32, has become China’s richest woman of 2013 with a fortune of 51 billion yuan ($8.33 billion), according to Hurun China’s Women Rich List 2013, released by the Hurun Research Institute in Shanghai on Tuesday.
More than half of the world’s richest self-made female entrepreneurs are from China, said the report.
Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of the Hurun Report, the Shanghai-based magazine that publishes the list, said the big jump in the number of female billionaires shows that China is providing a good business environment.
“Rich female entrepreneurs in China are no longer just a Chinese story. Instead, it is a global story as rich females in China are having increasing global recognition,” said Hoogewerf.
Yang is the daughter of the founder of real estate developer Country Garden. She was first-ranked on the list in 2007, when she took over her father’s stock holdings.
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