What could be more honourable than being a part of a developing country which is growing at the speed of light?
Well, according to a study from a new International Women’s Day study from City Index, which went through Forbes’ real-time billionaire tracker to find the country that is home to the most female billionaires, the US is at the top of the list.
According to the city Index statistics, the U.S. has the top most female billionaires in the country followed by China and Germany with 46 and 32 female billionaires respectively. Here is a list of full statistics.
- US: 92 female billionaires
- China: 46 female billionaires
- Germany: 32 female billionaires
- Italy: 16 female billionaires
- India, Australia, and Hong Kong: 9 female billionaires each
Richest Women In The World
Zhou Qunfei, a tech tycoon from Hong Kong, is the richest self-made woman in the world with a net worth of $6.6 billion, while Melanie Perkins, a co-founder of Canva with a net worth of $3.62 billion, is from Perth, Australia. Savitri Jindal, a 72-year-old politician and entrepreneur from India, and her family presently have $17.3 billion in assets, making her the richest woman in the country.
The USA dominates the ranking of the individuals with the highest net worth, with 80% of the female billionaires with the highest net worth hailing from America. As the richest woman in the world and Vice Chairman of L’Oréal, French-born Françoise Bettencourt Meyers takes the top spot with a wealth of nearly $80 billion. Other women on the list of India's female billionaires include Leena Tiwari, Falguni Nayar, Smita Crishna-Godrej, Anu Aga, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, among others.
New York-based socialite Julia Koch ($59 billion) and Walmart inheritor Alice Walton ($57.1 billion) are almost tied in third and second place, respectively. The Mars heiress Jacqueline Mars comes in fourth place with a cool fortune of $38.3 billion.
India is rising and developing with each passing day and the upliftment of women in the business, as well as the corporate sector, has only been due to the rise in the education system and the practice of gender inequality. Women have achieved the aura of breaking the barriers and achieving success in various fields, proving that gender should not be a limiting factor in pursuing one's dreams and aspirations.
It's not only a matter of pride but a hope for the nation to achieve the unachievable over the upcoming decade.