Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2023
The Hurun Research Institute today released the Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2023, a list of the self-made women billionaires in the world. This is the 13th year of the list. Wealth is a snapshot of 16 January 2023, drawn from the recently released Hurun Global Rich List 2023.
109 SELF-MADE women BILLIONaires in world, DOWN 15, BUT STILL MORE THAN PRE-COVID
‘american roofing queen’ DIANE HENDRICKS, 76, overtook wu yajun to become the world’s richest self-made women after doubling her wealth to us$17bn
CHINA HAS 62% OF WORLD'S SELF-MADE WOMEN BILLIONAIRES with 68, DOWN 10, triple USA in second place with 23; UK THIRD WITH 5.
6 NEW FACES, FEWEST IN A DECADE, COMPARED WITH 19 LAST YEAR. 5 FROM CHINA
Shenzhen OVERTAKES BEIJING FOR FIRST TIME TO BECOME self-made womEn billionaireS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD with 11. TOP FIVE CITIES ALL FROM CHINA: beijing 2nd with 9, shanghai 3rd with 8, hangzhou 4th with 7, guangzhou 5th with 4.
HEALTHCARE main source of wealth WITH 15, followed by consumer goods(13), RETAIL(11), software & services(9), AND energy(8)
517 WOMEN ON THE HURUN GLOBAL RICH LIST 2023, ACCOUNTING FOR 16%. 48% SELF-MADE, INCLUDING 109 WITH PERSONAL WEALTH OF MORE THAN US$1BN. 52% ARE INHERITED WEALTH
of TOP 20 RICHEST WOMEN IN WORLD, only 1 SELF-MADE AND 19 INHERITED. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, 69, OF L’OREAL WITH US$80BN, UP 1%, was RICHEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD
Hurun Research Institute releases Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2023
(13 April 2023, Shanghai, China and Mumbai, India) The Hurun Research Institute today released the Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2023, a list of the self-made women billionaires in the world. This is the 13th year of the list. Wealth is a snapshot of 16 January 2023, drawn from the recently released Hurun Global Rich List 2023.
Hurun Research Institute found 109 self-made women billionaires, down 15, from 13 countries.
29 saw their wealth increase, of which 6 were new faces. 101 people saw their wealth go down or stay the same, of which 21 dropped out. Total wealth was down 16%. 75% made their money from listed companies.
The average age was 61 years old, 5 years younger than the average age of the recently-released Hurun Global Rich List. 5 are 45yrs or under.
54% sell to businesses, whilst 46% sell directly to consumers. 66% make physical products, whilst 34% sell software & services.
Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of Hurun Report, said, “The Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2023 represents the world’s most successful women in business. Whilst both the number of self-made women billionaires dropped 12% and their wealth was down 16%, it is important to note that they are still higher than pre-Covid levels.”
“For the first time since records began thirteen years ago, the richest self-made woman in the world is not Chinese. ‘Roofing Queen’ Diane Hendricks, 76, of ABC Supply has overtook Wu Yajun of China to become the World’s Number Women, after a resurgent US housing market helped her double her wealth.”
“Healthcare, consumer goods and retail are the main sources of wealth for the world's most successful female entrepreneurs. Software & services, chemicals and industrial products saw more female entrepreneurs fail this year.”
This is a brief summary of the Chinese-language press release. For the full press release in Chinese, please see www.hurun.net.
Top 10 Self-Made Women
Where do they live?
By Industry – Self-Made Women Billionaires
New Faces – Self-Made Women Billionaires
Biggest Risers – Self-Made Women Billionaires
And, who’s down?
Fan Hongwei dropped the most, mainly due to a shareholder restructuring.
Biggest Losses – Self-Made Women Billionaires
Top Drop-offs – Self-Made Women Billionaires
Who are the Youngest?
Youngest Self-Made Women Billionaires
Top 20 Richest Women in World
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