1 Indian and 8 Chinese among the top 10 self
The list of the richest self-made women billionaires in the world for 2022 was released on Tuesday. The lift showed shifting dynamics which also mark the entry of a billionaire residing India into the list with the richest self-made Indian woman billionaire, Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar. Released by Hurun Research Institute, the Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2022 has 8 Chinese women, 1 each from US and UK and 1 from India.
There are three new faces, including 58-year-old Nayar who is worth $7.6 billion. Other entrants are Chinese entrepreneur Chen Lihua and American Diane Hendricks.
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The 2022 self-made women billionaire rich list
This year’s list has 124 women from 16 countries. This is 6 less from 130 women last time round. 19 are new entrants. However, this number is double that of five years ago and 100 more than a decade ago. The number of Indian self-made women billionaires has tripled over the last decade. The average age of the world’s self-made women billionaires is 59.
Here is a list of the top ten
Rank & Name
1- Wa Yajun
2- Fan Hongwei
3- Wang Laichun
4- Zhong Huijuan
5- Chen Lihua
6- Diane Hendricks
7- Denise Coates
8- Cheng Xue
9- Zhou Qunfei
10- Falguni Nayar
10- Zhao Yan
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In the list, Nayar is joined by Biocon founder and MD Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and 49-year-old Zoho co-founder Radha Vembu with a net worth of $3.9 billion.
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