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Top 10 Richest Self-Made Women in the World

According to an online source, China has the highest number of self-made billionaires. But this doesn’t mean the females of America and Europe are behind the race. There are, in fact, numerous ladies the world over who made their repute and established themselves by continuous hard-work. Check this list of top 10 richest self-made women in the world.

Richest Self-Made Women in the World

10. Oprah Winfrey – United States

Net worth: 3 billion USD

Oprah completed her BS from the Tennessee State University. She is an American media person, born to a single teenage mom. She was raised by her grandparents in Mississippi. She started her television career from the 1986 talk-show with the guests ranging from celebrities to politicians. Soon, Oprah became a ‘Daytime Talk Queen’.

Oprah Winfrey – United States

9. Doris Fisher – United States

Net worth: 3.2 billion USD

Doris Fisher is another American lady. She is the co-founder of The Gap clothing stores which she established along with her late husband named Donald Fisher. This San Francisco jeans and music store grew with the passage of time, and now has over 3,000 locations.

Doris Fisher – United States

8. Chan Laiwa – China

Net worth: 6.1 billion USD

Chan Laiwa is the founder and chairwoman of Fuwah International Group, one of Beijing’s largest commercial property developing companies. She is one of the richest self-made women in the world. Chan also founded the China Red Sandalwood Museum. She is a superb and famous cultural diplomat of China.

Chan Laiwa – China

7. Giuliana Benetton – Italy

Net worth: 2 billion USD

There were four members of the Italian Benetton Family who laid the foundation of the Benetton Group S.p.A. fashion company in 1965. Among them were three bros and one sis. The company, today, has multiple locations in America and Italy. Other than this, Guiliana also owns stakes in Atlantia, as well as Autogrill restaurants.

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Giuliana Benetton – Italy

6. Xiu Li Hawken – United Kingdom

Net worth: 2.2 billion USD

Xiu is a London-based self-made female. She is one of the successful shareholders of Hong Kong real estate company Renhe Commercial Holdings that has specialized in underground shopping malls. She is the chairwoman of the company since 2002. She is a graduate of the Heilongjiang University.

Xiu Li Hawken – United Kingdom

5. Meg Whitman – United States

Net worth: 2.1 billion USD

Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman is a woman of America. She has been the president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard. A native of Long Island, New York, she completed her graduation from the Harvard Business School. She is one of the richest self-made women in the world. She also actively participates in politics.

Meg Whitman – United States

4. Wu Yajun – China

Net worth: 4.5 billion USD

Wu Yajun is the former general director of Longfor Properties. She was a successful journalist who completed graduation from the Northwestern Polytechnic University in 1984, holding a degree in engineering. She owns an enterprise, and expanded her business across the cities like Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Changzhou and Dalian.

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Wu Yajun – China

3. Rosalia Mera – Spain

Net worth: 6.1 billion USD

Rosalía Mera Goyenechea has had been a great fashion designer. She initiated designing gowns and lingerie in her home with her then-husband, Amancio Ortega Gaona. The couple founded their fashion house. She has also invested her money in a Spanish film production outfit, a marine fish farming group, and several big brands. She owns the Paideia Foundation.

Rosalia Mera – Spain

2. Chu Lam Yiu – Hong Kong

Net worth: 2.2 billion USD

Chu is the women behind the Huabao International, China’s largest tobacco flavoring company. She is the chairwoman of the company. She also owns a fashion house that deals in fragrances. On her name are various detergents, beverages, dairy products and cosmetics. She is also one of the shareholders of big companies.

Chu Lam Yiu – Hong Kong

1. Zhang Xin – China

Net worth: 3.7 billion USD

Zhang Xin is one of the richest self-made women in the world. She belongs to China, and has been the CEO of SOHO China, the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing. She received her graduation degree in economics from the Cambridge University in 1992. She also started her traveling agency.

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Zhang Xin – China

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