And you thought Oprah was rich….. she barely makes it in the top ten richest self-made women in the world. The elite group is now dominated by Chinese women, who hold the top three positions, four out of the top five and more than half of the top twenty (see chart above).
What would Mao say today? “Let a hundred billionaires blossom in China….” There are actually now 400-500 billionaires in Chinaaccording to this source, the largest number of any country in the world. And what a difference 10 years makes – ten years ago there were only 24 Chinese worth a billion yuan or more ($150 million), there are now almost 1,400.