Female billionaires are significantly less in the spotlight compared to their male peers. While Elon Musk, Bernard Arnault, and Jeff Bezos are among the top businessmen leading the charge in terms of their net worth, the United States is also home to the world’s richest businesswomen.
The ceoworld reveals the United States has the largest number of female billionaires, followed by China, Germany, and Italy. France’s Francoise Bettencourt Meyers has the world’s richest net worth of $82.1 billion. The United States has 92 female billionaires, with Julia Koch and her family having the highest net worth at $59 billion. Gina Rinehart ranks top in the Asia-Pacific region, ahead of Chinese billionaires Yang Huiyan and family. Germany ranks third globally with 32 female billionaires, with economist Susanne Klatten owning Atlanta AG and 20% of BMW. Italy’s leading female billionaires include Miuccia Prada and Alessandra Garavoglia.
Top 10 Countries with the most female billionaires
- United States – 97
- China – 43
- Germany – 34
- Italy – 16
- Australia – 9
- India – 9
- Spain – 8
- Switzerland – 8
- Brazil – 7
- Sweden – 7
- France – 6
1. United States
Among the countries with the most female billionaires, the United States has the most female billionaires with. The female billionaires in US are a total of 92 and their collective net worth is an astonishing $555.9bn.
China is second on our list, with 46 female billionaires. Their accumulative net worth is an eye-watering $165.7bn. Yang Huiyan a fortunate 39 years old real estate agent has been declared as the richest woman in China with a net worth of $34bn.
Germany is in the second position on the list with 32 female billionaires, and their accumulative net worth amounting to $102.5bn. Seven of these 29 female billionaires are from the healthcare industry.
Italy is number four on our list with at least 16 female billionaires. Massimiliana Landini Aleotti, a pharmaceutical tycoon is the richest woman in Italy with a net worth of $9.1bn.
Another country with the highest number of female billionaires in the world is India, taking up the fifth spot. India has nine female billionaires, with Savitri Jindal being the richest woman in India with a net worth of $17.3 billion.
6. South Korea
South Korea is one of the countries with the highest number of female billionaires. The country’s economy has transformed in the past 40 years, with high-tech industry embracing and burgeoning wealth. The country has six female billionaires, with Hong Ra-Hee being the richest. She is the wife of the late Lee Kun-hee (founder of Samsung).
Like India and Hong Kong, Australia has six female billionaires India has nine female billionaires. The richest woman in Australia is Gina Rinehart, with a $43.17bn net worth
Switzerland has a total of 9 female billionaires as of the time of writing. Rafaela Aponte-Diamant is Switzerland’s wealthiest woman with a net worth of $29.9 billion, followed by Magdalena Martullo-Blocher with $6.6 billion. Switzerland’s nine richest women billionaires total $18.8 billion.
Interestingly France is in eight position with five female billionaires. The total net worth of the five female billionaires is $95bn. 77 per cent of this $95bn is attributed to Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. As the granddaughter of the founder of personal care giants L’Oreal, she has a net worth of $80.5bn, making her not only the richest women in France but in the world.
With 5 female billionaires, Spain earns a place on our list of the countries with the highest number of female billionaires. Spain may have several year long recession since the onset of the credit crisis in 2008 but it still manages to count 16 billionaires under its belt.
Brazil has 54 billionaires, 7 of which are women. Dirce Navarro de Camargo, owner of Havaianas, turned her three daughters into billionaires with her $11.5 billion wealth.
At the other end in joint 10th spot is Israel, Norway, Russia and the United Kingdom with three female billionaires each.
Sweden’s skilled workforce and high-tech capitalism make it the fifth-best business country globally, contributing to billionaires like Birgit Rausing’s $14 billion wealth. Overall. as of the time of writing, Sweden is one of the countries with the highest number of female billionaires-5.
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