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Top 10 richest self-made women in the world

Nine Chinese women ranked in the latest Hurun Top 10 Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2020, and Zhong Huijuan, chairwoman of Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group, with a net worth of 15.1 billion yuan, took the crown.

This year, ranking agency Hurun found a total of 100 female billionaires, 11 more than last year, with their wealth hitting $262 billion, surging 29 percent year-on-year. Their average individual wealth reached $2.6 billion yuan and saw an annual increase of 19 percent.

Among of the 100 billionaires, 25 are newcomers, and 33 percent of the female entrepreneurs are engaged in emerging industries, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare, media & entertainment, big data and e-commerce.

Moreover, 61 female entrepreneurs are from China, 19 from the US and six from the UK.

Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 self-made women billionaires.

No 10 Zhang Yin, China
Wealth: $6 billion

Zhang Yin is chairwoman of Nine Dragons Paper. [Photo provided to]

No 9 Lu Zhongfang, China
Wealth: $7.2 billion

Lu Zhongfang is founder of Offcn Education Technology, a private institution that offers training for the civil service exam. [Photo provided to]

No 6 (tie) Fan Hongwei, China
Wealth: $7.6 billion

Fan Hongwei is chairwoman, Hengli Petrochemical and vice-chairwoman of Hengli Group [Photo/]

No 6 (tie) Chen Lihua, China
Wealth: $7.6 billion

Chen Lihua is chairwoman of Fu Wah International Group. [Photo/IC]

No 6 (tie) Zeng Fangqin, China
Wealth: $7.6 billion

Zeng Fangqin is chairwoman of LY iTech. [Photo provided to]

No 5 Diane Hendricks, US
Wealth: $8.2 billion

Diane Hendricks is chairwoman of ABC Supply. [Photo provided to]

No 4 Wang Laichu, China
Wealth: $8.3 billion

Wang Laichu is chairwoman of Luxshare Precision. [Photo provided to]

No 3 Zhou Qunfei, China
Wealth: $9.4 billion

Zhou Qunfei, chairwoman of Lens Technology Co Ltd, speaks at a press conference at the second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 6, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

No 2 Wu Yajun, China
Wealth: $14.1 billion

Wu Yajun is chairwoman of Longfor Properties. [Photo provided to]

No 1 Zhong Huijuan, China
Wealth: $15.1 billion

Zhong Huijuan is chairwoman of Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group. [Photo provided to]

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