Hurun Global Billionaire Rich list: Only 152 women billionaires out of 7 billion people
Hurun Report on Tuesday released the sixth edition of its 'Hurun Global Rich List 2017' survey report, which showed that out of 2,257 billionaires in the world, only 15% or 152 were women.
With the International Women's Day on Wednesday, it is interesting to find that out of 2,257 billionaires in the world, only 15% or 152 were women. Talk about glass-ceiling at the top of the pyramid.
Hurun Report on Tuesday released the sixth edition of its 'Hurun Global Rich List 2017' survey report, which is a list of the richest people in the world with a cut-off of $1 billion (nearly Rs 6,652.8 crore).
However, one tiny redeeming factor is a higher percentage of women billionaires under the age of 40. The report said, "There were 78 billionaires aged 40 or under, down one from last year. 46 are self-made with 32 inherited. USA and China led the way with 25 and 23, making up half the young billionaires. Facebook contributed the most billionaires under 40, with 4.16% are women."
Hurun's latest survey ranked 2,257 billionaires from 68 countries and from 1811 companies in another record-breaking year for the world's billionaires.
Of the 152 self-made women, Chinese women led the way of Hurun Global Rich List this year with a staggering 79.5%, followed by 14 from the USA and 8 from the UK.
|No||Women Billionaire||Wealth Networth||Company||Global Ranking|
|1.||Liliane Bettencourt||$28 billion||L'Oreal||12|
|2.||Alice Walton||$31 billion||Wal-Mart||16|
|3.||Jacqueline Mars||$28 billion||Mars||23|
|4.||Maria Franca Fissolo||$22 billion||Ferrero Rocher||38|
According to the survey findings, the richest woman who made it to its list is L'Oreal's 94 year-old Liliane Bettencourt with wealth networth of $28 billion (nearly Rs 1,86,277 crore) and global ranking of 12 followed by Wal-Mart's Alice Walton with $31 billion (nearly Rs 2,062,35.3 crore) and global ranking of 16.
Jacqueline Mars of Mars made it to the Hurun's global richest women list with networth of $28 billion (nearly Rs 1,86,277 crore) and global ranking of 23 which was followed by Ferrero Rocher Maria Franca Fissolo with wealth networth of $22 billion (nearly Rs 146.4 crore) and global ranking of 38.
Similarly, the richest self-made woman in the world is Beijing's Real Estate Queen Chen Lihua of FuHua with $7.2 billion (nearly Rs 47,899.8 crore).
"China is indisputably now the best place in the world to be a female entrepreneur," said Hurun Report chairman and chief researcher Ruper Hoogewerf.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the only self made women from India who made it to Hurun Global Rich List 2017 with wealth networth of $1.9 billion (nearly Rs 12,640.23 crore) and global ranking of 1172.