Ranked: these countries have the most female billionaires
Female billionaires are significantly less in the spotlight than their male counterparts.
To determine which countries in the world have the most female billionaires, we looked at the women in the latest data from the most recent Forbes World Billionaire List, powered by Money Transfer.
The United States has the most female billionaires with 85 in total. The collective net worth of these 85 women billionaires stands at $ 555.9 billion.
Alice Walton, heir to the famous Walmart retail empire, is America’s richest woman with a colossal net worth of $ 61.8 billion. Alice Walton is followed by Julia Koch, who has a net worth of $ 46.4 billion.
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Countries with the most women billionaires in the world
In second place is Germany because there are 29 women billionaires in the country. The cumulative net worth of the 29 female billionaires is $ 102.5 billion. In addition, seven of the 29 women billionaires come from the health sector in Germany.
|Country||Number of women billionaires||Collective net worth ($ USD – billion)||The most widespread industry in|
|1.||United States||85||$ 555.9||food and drinks|
|2.||Germany||29||$ 102.5||Health care|
|4.||Italy||13||$ 34.7||Fashion and retail|
|5.||Hong Kong||ten||$ 64.8||Immovable|
|6.||Australia||9||40 $||Metals and mines|
|6.||Brazil||9||$ 18.4||Fashion and retail|
|7.||India||7||$ 23.7||Health care|
|7.||Spain||7||$ 19.5||Fashion & Retail / Food & Drink|
|7.||Sweden||7||$ 32||Fashion and retail|
|9.||South Korea||4||$ 8.8||Technology|
China is in third place with 26 female billionaires. The combined net worth of the 26 female billionaires in China stands at $ 165.7 billion. Yang Huiyan is China’s richest woman with a net worth of $ 29.6 billion, a fortune the 39-year-old have amassed largely in the real estate industry.
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Italy (13) and Hong Kong (10) are among the other countries with 10 or more female billionaires, ranking fourth and fifth respectively.
Pharmacy mogul Massimiliana Landini Aleotti is Italy’s richest woman with a net worth of $ 9.1 billion, while the same is true of tech innovator Zhou Qunfei in Hong Kong with a worth net of $ 15.4 billion.
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It is interesting to note that France is in eighth position with five women billionaires. The total net worth of the five female billionaires is $ 95 billion. 77% of these 95 billion dollars are attributed to Françoise Bettencourt Meyers. As the granddaughter of the founder of personal care giants L’Oréal, she has a net worth of $ 73.6 billion, making her not only the richest women in France, but also the world.
At the other end, in 10th place, are Israel, Norway, Russia and the UK with three billionaires each.
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