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Let’s Take A Look At The Top 10 Richest Women In China, 2018

Yang Huiyan

With an estimated $21.6 billion in wealth, Yang Huiyan, the vice-chairwoman of Country Garden, is the richest women in China, according to Hurun Richest Women in China 2018, followed by Wu Yajun ($8.43 billion), who owns Chongqing-based developer Longfor Properties, and Chen Li Hua ($7.27 billion), chairwoman of Fu Wah International Group.

Zhou Qunfei, founder and CEO of consumer electronics suppliers Lens Technology, comes in fourth with a personal net worth of $5.5 billion and is trailed closely by Fan Hongwei.

The list calculates the personal wealth, not the family wealth, of women entrepreneurs. Most of the names on the list are from real estate and manufacturing.

Top 10 richest women in China

  1. Yang Huiyan
    Net worth: $21.60 billion (150 billion yuan)
    Company: Country Garden
    Industry: Real estate
  2. Wu Yajun
    Net worth: $8.43 billion (58.5 billion yuan)
    Company: Longfor Properties
    Industry: Real estate
  3. Chen Li Hua
    Net worth: $7.27 billion (50.5 billion yuan)
    Company: Fu Wah International Group
    Industry: Real estate and red sandalwood museum
  4. Zhou Qunfei
    Net worth: $5.5 billion (38.5 billion yuan)
    Company: Lens Technology
    Industry: Touch-screen manufacturing
  5. Fan Hongwei
    Net worth: $5.5 billion (37.5 billion)
    Company: Hengli Group
    Industry: Chemical fiber, petrochemical, real estate
  6. Zhang Yin
    Net worth: $5.26 billion (36.5 billion yuan)
    Company: Nine Dragons Paper
    Industry: Environmental protection, papermaking
  7. Ji Kaiting and Ji Haipeng (father)
    Net worth: $5.19 billion (36 billion)
    Company: Logan Property
    Industry: Real estate
  8. Chen Liling (mother) and Xu Yangyang
    Net worth: $4.68 billion (32.5 billion yuan)
    Company: Dali Foods Group
    Industry: Food
  9. Chen Jinxia
    Net worth: $4.18 billion (29 billion yuan)
    Company: Yongjin Group
    Industry: Medicine, investment
  10. Zheng Xiangling
    Net worth: $3.89 billion (27 billion yuan)
    Company: China National Biotec Group Co Ltd
    Industry: Medicine

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