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China dominates list of world's richest self-made women

Chinese women make up 70% of the world's top female entrepreneurs, with most making their fortune from real estate and manufacturing.
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Longfor's Wu Yajun: The world's richest self-made woman
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Longfor's Wu Yajun: The world's richest self-made woman </div>

Seven out of 10 of the world’s wealthiest self-made women are mainland Chinese, most of whom made their fortune from real estate and manufacturing, according to the Hurun Rich List.

Property tycoon Wu Yajun, 48, takes the crown as the richest woman in China and the world’s wealthiest self-made woman in 2012, with a personal fortune of $6 billion. Wu is followed by Chen Lihua, 71, also a property developer, who has personal assets valued at $5.4 billion.

Another two female entrepreneurs Zhang Yin and Zhang Xin, who own personal fortunes of $3.2 billion and $2.7 billion, respectively, are ranked third and fourth on the list.

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