Rupert Hoogewerf
Rupert Hoogewerf

China might already have produced more billionaires in 2015 than the US, in the category self-made billionaire women China does even better, according to the latest Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2015 report. They are a benchmark for women in business, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the Shanghai Daily.

The Shanghai Daily:

China is the biggest creator of self-made dollar billionaire women this year, with Chinese touchscreen queen Zhou Qunfei leading the pack with 50 billion yuan (US$7.8 billion) in personal wealth, the Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2015 report released yesterday shows.

The list saw the women’s ultra wealth club expand at its fastest pace yet, up almost 50 percent over last year to include 73 dollar billionaires as of August 14. Forty-nine, including eight in the top 10, live in China, a country that “is setting the global benchmark for women in business,” according to Rupert Hoogewerf, Hurun’s chairman and chief researcher.

By comparison, the US ranks second with 15 living there, followed by the UK with three.

Almost unknown at this time last year, Zhou shot up to first place worldwide after her company Lens, a leading supplier for Apple and Samsung, went public on the ChiNext board.

She replaced property queen Chen Lihua not only as the richest self-made woman in the world, but also the richest Chinese woman, according to the Hurun Richest Women in China 2015 which also includes rich heiresses.


More in the Shanghai Daily.

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