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China has two-thirds of world's self-made women billionaires, meet the richest

Topping that list of self-made women billionaires is Beijing-based property developer Wu Yajun. The 58-year-old has an estimated worth of $17 billion.

March 30, 2022 / 09:00 PM IST
Wu Yajun holds a degree in engineering, worked as a journalist before entering the real estate business. (Image credit: @robtfrank/Twitter)

Wu Yajun holds a degree in engineering, worked as a journalist before entering the real estate business. (Image credit: @robtfrank/Twitter)

China is home to two thirds of the self-made women billionaires in the world, followed by USA and UK, a Hurun report showed.

The Hurun Research Institute released the Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2022 on Wednesday, a list of self-made women billionaires across the world. This is the 12th year the list has been published.

Topping that list from China is Beijing-based property developer Wu Yajun. The 58-year-old has an estimated worth of $17 billion.


Yajun and her ex-husband Cai Kui cofounded Longfor in 1993 cofounder. The company operates in more than 100 cities under brands including Paradise Walk, Starry Street and Moco. Longfor reported revenue of $34.6 billion in 2021, stated Bloomberg.