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Ranked: THESE countries have the MOST female billionaires

Interested in personal wealth, analysed the latest data from Forbes World’s Billionaires List (2021), to establish which countries in the world have the most female billionaires. found that the United States has the most female billionaires with 85 in total. The collective net worth of these 85 female billionaires is an astonishing $555.9 billion.

Alice Walton, heiress to the renowned retail empire of Walmart, is the richest woman in America 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.

In second position is Germany as there are 29 female billionaires in the country. The accumulative net worth of the 29 female billionaires is $102.5 billion. Additionally, seven of the 29 female billionaires are from the healthcare industry in Germany.

China is in third place with 26 female billionaires. The combined net worth of the 26 female billionaires in China is an eye-watering $165.7 billion. Yang Huiyan is the richest woman in China with a net worth of $29.6, a fortune which the 39-year has largely amassed from the real estate industry.

Italy (13) and Hong Kong (10) are among the other countries with 10 or more female billionaires, respectively ranking fourth and fifth.

Pharmaceutical tycoon Massimiliana Landini Aleotti is the richest woman in Italy with a net worth of $9.1 billion, whilst the same is true for tech innovator Zhou Qunfei in Hong Kong with a net worth of $15.4 billion.

Interestingly France is in eight position with five female billionaires. The total net worth of the five female billionaires is $95 billion. 77% of this $95 billion is attributed to Francoise Bettencourt Meyers. As the granddaughter of the founder of personal care giants L'Oreal, she has a net worth of $73.6 billion – making her not only the richest women in France but the world!

At the other end in joint 10th spot is Israel, Norway, Russia and the United Kingdom with three female billionaires each.

*Methodology for the Research analysed the latest Forbes World’s Billionaires List (2021) and from their data sought to find out how many female billionaires there are in different countries across the world.

To do so, used the ‘country/territory’ indicator from the Forbes research to group the female billionaires by country. Once this was done, the countries were ranked from highest to lowest in terms of number of female billionaires and from this, the top ten countries were presented for the final data set/table.

To add context to the data, also identified for each of the countries in the top 10 the industry the female billionaires are most prevalent in. Where this was not possible for certain countries, the term ‘various’ was used to indicate this. Whilst for other countries where ‘diversified’ is stated, this means most female billionaires’ business activities/financial investments are not limited to one set industry in that given country.

Notes to Editors

All financial values in the research are presented in American dollars ($ - USD) – to keep it as accurate as possible to the Forbes representation of the financial values. commissioned the data.


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