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Women have not been left behind when we start counting the number of richest billionaires around the world.

There are women trailblazers who will inspire you to the core. They achievements have been reported on Forbes and other international media. Forbes magazine reported that 56 women made a 10 digit fortune each in the past one year.

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It is amazing that 15 of these self-made women made their wealth in the past one year. There are many other ways in which women are shining.

These self-made women originate from China (21), United States (17), Hong Kong (5), United Kingdom (3) and 10 women originate from other countries.

Generally, the net worth of self-made women has been increasing exponentially since 2001. Check the details below:

  • 2001 = $3.2 billion
  • 2008 = $28.4 billion
  • 2017 = $129.1 billion

From the above list, it is clear that the net worth of the richest self-made women has been increasing fast for the last 16 years. These women have been more aggressive and reclaimed the place where they belong.

If you are a woman reading this blog article, know that your place does not belong to the kitchen. You can too become one of the self-made women. Get yourself to work in creating wealth. It’s not meant for men only.

Asians have dominated the list of the richest women worth 10 digits. This part of the world boasts of 29 slots out of 56 women. This means that Asia is the best place for women entrepreneurs.

The richest woman in Asia manufactures glass covers for mobile phones for companies such as Samsung and Apple.

It is possible for you to join the 3 comma club of entrepreneurs. That is the time when you write your net worth as: USD 10,000,000,000 or 999,000,000,000. It is mind-boggling figure, right? I guess. This is only real in most people’s dreams. For a number of women, dreams have been turned into reality.

All the 56 self-made women have a combined net worth of USD $129.1 billion in 2017. Their worth was $96.9 billion in 2016. It is wealth on steroids.

Below is a list of 10 super rich women in the world as ranked by Forbes magazine:

No. Name Net Worth Source of Wealth
1. Zhou Qunfai $7.4 Billion Smartphone Screens
2. Marian Ilitch $6 Billion Pizza and Sports Team
3. Rafaela Aponte $3.7 Billion Shipping
4. Chan Laiwa and Family $4.5 Billion Real Estate
5. Pollyanna Chu $4.9 Billion Financial Services
6. Wu Yajun & Family $4.5 Billion Real Estate
7. Diane Hendricks $3.9 Billion Roofing
8. Denise Coates $3.6 Billion Online gambling
9. Zhang Xin $3.2 Billion Real Estate
10. Oprah Winfrey $3.0 Billion TV Shows

There are 46 other women moguls out there. This is just a tip of the ice berg.

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