Top 10 Self-Made Billionaires Women’s of the World
1. Wu Yajun
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Wu Yajun is the richest self-made woman in the world and the former general director of “Longfor Properties”. Wu Yajun is previously works as the journalist after completed her graduation in 1984 from the Northwestern Polytechnic University with the engineering degree. Her enterprise has rapidly growing over the last 16 years that diversified from her home business to Chongqing that included the major cities like Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Dalian and Changzhou. Wu Yajun estimated net worth is US $ 6.6 billion and she is also the member of the National People’s of Congress.
2. Rosalia Mera
Rosalia Mera is the second richest self-made business woman of the world. She starts designing lingerie and gowns from her home with her husband Amancio Ortega. The couple modifies their small business into the multi-billion-dollar business such as the “Zara line” and “Inditex” of clothing stores. Unfortunately she gets divorce from Ortega but still she retains the 7 percents stake of the company. Additionally at time of IPO she also got US $ 600 million in cash and she invests the healthy amount in the Spanish film production company and in the marine fish farming group. Rosalia’s “Paideia Foundation” helps the physical and mental disable peoples and her estimated net worth is US $ 4.5 billion.
3. Chu Lam Yiu
Chu holds the “Huabao International” which is the China’s leading tobacco flavoring company by capturing more than half the market share through the series of changes. The Hong Kong lady tycoon chairs “Huabao International” which makes the food flavoring fragrances that were used in beverages, detergents, cosmetics and dairy products. The company was founded by a decade ago and it went public through the overturn takeover. She sold hunk of shares in 2008 and again in 2009 but still she owns the big stake of the company. Chu Lam Yiu estimated net worth is US $ 2.8 billion and she is ranked third in the list.
4. Zhang Xin
Zhang Xin is the Chinese self-made richest businesswoman and currently she is the CEO of the “SOHO China” which is the biggest commercial real estate developing firm in Beijing. Her real estate firm purchases the big land in Beijing from the private owned company against the US $ 586 million. She earned the master’s degree in economics in 1992 from the Cambridge University and start working with the international firms “Goldman Sachs” which is the Travelers Group. Zhang along with her husband Pan Shiyi both are members of the “Bahai Faith” since 2005 and she also appeared as the Chinese merchant in the 2010 film Wall Street “Money Never Sleeps”. Zhang Xin estimated net worth is US $ 2.7 billion and she is ranked at No. 4 in the list of top 10 self-made business women.
5. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is the American actress, talk show hosts, media proprietor, producer, and great philanthropist. After born to single teenage mother she grew up with the grandmother’s in her farmhouse in Mississippi. She made her talk show debuted in 1986 which is now a safe place for all women in all over the world and her guests range from politicians to celebrities to the victims of violence. Her expanded empire included from the broadcasts across the world such as “O magazine”, valued book club with “favorite things” lists. Oprah Winfrey estimated net worth is US $ 2.7 billion and she is ranked at No. 5 in the list of top 10 self-made business women of the world.
6. Doris Fisher
Doris Fisher is the American self-made businesswoman and she founded “The Gap” clothing stores with her late husband, Donald Fisher. Initially the couple starts from the San Francisco with the music and jeans store and know the Gap Empire expanded to more than 3,000 locations that included the “Gap Kids” “Banana Republic” and the “Old Navy”. She also owns the large contemporary art collection and handed over business to her sons Robert, John and William in 2004. Doris Fisher also named of the 100 Most Powerful Women and her estimated net worth is 2.3 billion.
7. Chan Laiwa
Chan Laiwa is the richest self-made businesswomen and ranked at No. 7 in the list with an estimated net worth of US $ 2.3 billion. She founder “Fuwah International” which is one of the largest commercial property developing firm of Beijing. She is also the founder of the China “Red Museum Sandalwood” in which she is also the curator. She is been regarded as the cultural diplomats of China.
8. Giuliana Benetton
The Italian Benetton family establishes the “Benetton Group S.p.A.” fashion company in 1965. The clothing company with the sales of US $ 2.7 billion sells the brands like the combined colors of Benetton, and Sisley. The family holding company “Edizione” also owns the stakes in “Atlantia” which is one of largest toll-road company of the world. The family also holds stake in the “Autogrill restaurants” which serve their customers on airports and highways in all over the world. Giuliana Benetton estimated net worth is US $ 2.1 billion and she is ranked at No. 8 in the list of top 10 self-made businesswomen of the world.
9. Xiu Li Hawken
Xiu Hawken is the major shareholder of the Chinese real estate corporation “Renhe Commercial Holdings” which is listed in Hong Kong and specialized in the underground shopping malls. She has been serving as the chairperson since 2002 and also assists the directors in driving the strategies of the firm. Hawken also holds the undergraduate degree in the Chinese literature and her brother Dai Yongge is currently the CEO of the company and her brother’s wife Zhang is the member of the Renhe’s board of directors.
10. Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman is the American businesswoman and self-made billionaire women and ranked at No. 10 in the list with an estimated net worth is US $ 1.7 billion. She is the CEO and the president of the HP. She announced her candidature for Governorship of the California State and becomes the 3rd woman in the duration of 20 years period to hold the office. She is the also the 4th wealthiest woman in the California state with an estimated net worth of US $1.3 billion in 2010. She mostly spends the great amount of money for her political races.