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May. 11th, 2011 | 11:15 am

Forbes issued a rating of richest self-made women of the world. According to Forbes, only 19 of the world's billionaires (or 1.6%) are women who earned their money. Many had help from husbands or brothers.

The list starts form TV queen Oprah and several other US women. The most imposing part begins after #6 position, just look the nationality. Russian Elena Baturina is second from the end only, it still makes sense though. As one can notice exploring the rating, developement and medicical business are to women's liking rather than oil, industy or finance. Seems like those markets are still under men's controll.
Will it be long, I wonder?


Oprah Winfrey / 57 / U.S. / $2.7
Queen of daytime TV launched OWN cable station this year.

Doris Fisher / 79 / U.S. / 2.3
She and late husband Donald started Gap in 1969 when he couldn't find jeans.

Diane Hendricks / 64 / U.S. / 2.2
Runs roofing outfit ABC Supply, started with late husband.

Jin Sook Chang / U.S. / 2.2
Chief merchandising officer of apparel chain Forever 21, owned with CEO husband.

Elaine Wynn / 68 / U.S. / 1.4
Helped ex-husband Steve Wynn build casino empire.

Meg Whitman / 54 / U.S. / 1.3
Former eBay chief holds half of fortune in its stock. Joined VC firm Kleiner Perkins.

Wu Yajun / 47 / China / 5.5
Onetime journalist now runs Beijing developer Longfor Properties.

Zhang Xin / 45 / China / 2.9
Former Goldman Sachs exec founded real estate firm Soho China with husband.

Chan Laiwa / 70 / China / 1.7
Chairs Beijing property developer Fu Wah.

He Qiaonu / 45 / China / 1.6
With husband, runs landscape architect firm Beijing Orient Landscape.

Yan Cheung / 54 / China / 1.6
Cofounded, runs paper manufacturer Nine Dragons with husband, brother.

Lei Jufang / 58 / China / 1.2
Her Tibet Cheezheng Tibetan Medicine supplies ointments, plasters, powders.

Hawken Xiu Li / 48 / U.K. / 2.2
London resident chairs property firm Renhe Commercial Holdings; brother is CEO.

J.K. Rowling / 46 / U.K. / 1.0
World's richest author thanks to popularity of Harry Potter series, merchandise.

Dulce Pugliese de Godoy Bueno / 63 / Brazil / 1.9
Former assistant professor in pediatrics, built managed-care group with ex-husband.

Chu Lam Yui / 41 / Hong Kong / 2.8
Her Huabao International makes flavorings for tobacco, detergents.

Giuliana Benetton / 73 / Italy / 2.4
Benetton cofounder knitted the apparel firm's first sweaters.

Elena Baturina / 48 / Russia / 1.2
Wife of Moscow's former mayor made fortune in construction; being investigated.

Rosalia Mera / 67 / Spain / 4.2
Helped ex-husband create Inditex, operator of Zara stores, started in their home.

А теперь по-русски - выше представлен рейтинг Форбс (ссылка также выше)  - самые богатые женщины мира. По мнению Форбс, только 1,6% мировых миллионеров - тетки. Но при этом Форбс отмечает, что большинство из них нажили миллионы благодаря мужам, братьям и так далее. Ну это не новость.  Что лично меня заинтересовало - так это состав лауреатов, так сказать. Первый 6 - штаты, тут ничего удивительного. Но дальше, с №7 - сами видите кто, точнее - откуда. Замыкают рейтинг пара европеек и жена бывшего мэра Москвы Елена Батурина.
И еще одно замечание, судя по описанию бизнесов сих богатейших леди - в почете девелопмент, медицина и так далее. Промышленность, ресурсы, финансы - видимо, пока остаются за мужиками. Просится вопрос - надолго ли?

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from: ovsyanko_pavel
date: May. 11th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)

Я дико извиняюсь, но тут, как бы это, не по-русски...

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from: kkondratieva
date: May. 12th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)

Специально для вас, дорогой друг! Фамилии и страны, думаю, переводить не нужно =)

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