Top 10 Richest Self Made Women in the World by Countries

A self made woman is a person who was born poor but who achieved great economic or other success thanks to their own work and ingenuity rather than because of any inherited fortune family connections or other privileges. The research institute has released the latest list of the richest self made women in the world the sixth edition of the kind. Throughout history women have assumed or been assigned various social roles. Here is the list of the top 10 richest self made women in the world 2016.

  1. Chan Laiwa

Net Worth: $9.2 billion


Top 10 Richest Self Made Women in the World 2016

Chen Lihua was born 1941 the founder and chairman of Fuwah international group one of Beijing largest commercial property developers. He is the 10th richest mainland Chinese the richest women in China and one of only 19 self made female billionaires in the world. Chen is the founder of the China red sandalwood museum in which she is also the curator. She is also known as one of the cultural diplomats of China.  His net worth is 9.2 billion.

2. Rosalia Mera

Net Worth: $6.1 billion


Spanish business woman entrepreneur and billionaire Rosalia Mera was the founder of inditex and she has a estimated net worth of $6.1 billion. With her earning she is listed as the 66th powerful woman and 195th in the list of world billionaires. She is also the second richest person in Spain. She invested her money in several other companies such as marine fish farming in a company that creates sea products of cancer treatment and a maker of a fingerprinting system for newborns. She also has heavy investment in the exclusive Bulgari hotel in London.

3. Wu Yajun

Net Worth: $3.6 billion


Wu Yajun was born 1964 a Chinese businesswoman, co founder, former CEO and current chairwoman of Long for properties. Wu graduated from the department of navigation engineering of the northwestern polytechnical university in 1984 and from 1988 to 1993 worked as a journalist and editor with the China shirong news agency. The richest self made women in the world are a former journalist. Wu shares her fortune with her husband who also holds a stake in the company.

4. Doris Fisher

Net Worth: $3.1 billion

United States

Dories fisher was born in 1931. Fisher is also passionate about education and is the co founder of the knowledge is power program (KIPP) foundation an organization that supports public charter schools. To date Fisher has donated $120 million to the KIPP charter school network as well as teach for America program since 2000. Fisher worked at the family business as their merchandiser until 2003 and then continued to work on the board until 2009. He net worth is $3.1 billion.

5. Zhang Xin

Net Worth: $3 billion


Top 10 Richest Self Made Women in the World 2016Zhang is one of the wealthiest self made women in China her company is Beigjing and Shanghai is biggest commercial property developer. With a net worth of approximately $3 billion she is around seven time’s richer than the Queen. In 1995 having returned to china she founded an office real estate company with her new husband Pan Shiyi. Zhang is bidding for a stake in the GM building personally without the involvement of SOHO China.

6. Oprah Winfrey

Net Worth: $3 billion

United States

Oprah Winfey rose from poverty abuse and prejudice to become one of the most influential people on the planet. Oprah winfrey is a media mogul, television host and author who have a net worth of 3 billion. Her career in media began in her teens when she was hired by a local radio station to announce the news. She is credited for having revolutionized the television talk show platform. Oprah Production Company Harpo production has produced several films and telefilms.

7. Giuliana Benetton

Net Worth: $2.9 billion


A bright yellow jumper sweater knitted by Giuliana caught the attention of Luciano colleagues. The Benetton group focused on bright colors and efficient production. The company controversial award winning shock advertising campaigns in 1982 which under the banner of united colors of Benetton featured mixed race couples and put a focus on the AIDS epidemic and global hunger. The Benetton group hit turbulence at the turn of the century due to an overvalued Italian lira and falling demand for their colorful sweaters.

8. Xiu Li Hawken

Net Worth: $2.2 billion

United Kingdom

With geopolitics now having thawed considerably Mrs. Xiu Li Hawken has helped turn many of these air raid shelters into thriving underground shopping centers, amassing a net worth of 2.2 billion into the bargain making her the seventh richest woman in the UK though as a UK non-resident she is not in the country for more than 90 days per annum. Mrs. Hawken currently also serves as squad manager of PRC based football team Guizhou Renhe. And it was a few years later that this same sibling also an avid football fans suggested they invest in a PRC team of their own.

9. Meg Whitman

Net Worth: $2.2 billion

United States

Whitman CEO of H-P is the richest woman in tech according to a new survey from Wealth-X a wealth intelligence firm. Whitman’s name also came up in a recent New York Times story that analyzed how the best paid CEO’s salaries compare to the median wage of their employees. Whitman is leading HP through a multiyear turnaround to find growth again. While 2013 was a better year than 2012 she hasn’t yet stopped the shrinkage. It was a nice chunk of money above the $16.4 million that HP had planned to pay her for 2013. His net worth is $2.2 billion.

10. Chu Lam Yiu

Net Worth: $1.73 billion

Hong Kong

Top 10 Richest Self Made Women in the World 2016

Yiu is considered is the key person of Hu abao international holding a company that she founded in the year 1996. HiH is a tobacco flavoring and fragrances supplier. This enthusiastic and committed woman was recognized as the world youngest entrepreneur to become a self reliant billionaire. She is also the director of win new group limited which is Huabao international holdings subsidiary company.

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