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China's Wealth Boom Is Creating A New Generation Of Self-Made Female Billionaires

Updated: May 22

Most people are aware of the enormous scale and scope of entrepreneurship in China. The Middle Kingdom’s economy continues to grow every day, with the number of new registered businesses up 13.2% year on year in the first half of 2017. Yet, there is a shining minority group that is rarely spoken about – female entrepreneurs. The last few years have been remarkable for Chinese businesswomen, so much so that China is now the de facto capital of the self-made female billionaires’ club. Even so, 2017 has been an especially significant year as nine female entrepreneurs made their debuts in Forbes self-made women billionaires list ranking China far ahead of the second-placed U.S., which listed only five women this year.