Rupert Hoogewerf

Chinese women dominate the Hurun global self-made woman rich list, says Hurun founder Rupert Hoogewerf. The list is released on today’s Women’s Day, and has Zhou Qunfei of the Lens Technology firm as the topper, says the BBC.

The BBC:

China has once again dominated a list of global self-made woman billionaires.

The top four women in the report by publisher Hurun – and five of the top 10 – come from the Asian superpower.

Zhou Qunfei, who founded a firm that makes glass used to cover laptops and smartphones, was the world’s richest self-made woman, with $9.8bn (£7.1bn).

Her company Lens Technology has contracts with some of the biggest technology firms, and counts Apple and Samsung as its main customers…

In total, 28 of the top 50 on the Hurun self-made list are from China.

Ms Zhou took the top spot from Beijing-based real estate developer Chen Lihua ($8.1bn). Ms Chen, who runs Fu Wah International, slipped to third after her wealth barely changed since 2017.

Another property developer, Wu Yajun from the western city of Chongqing, moved into second place. She is worth $9.3bn after a staggering 83% leap in her fortune in just 12 months.

The richest self-made woman from outside China is American Diane Hendricks, the co-founder of Wisconsin-based ABC Supply, one of the US’s largest distributors of roofing and windows.

More at the BBC.

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