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More than half of self-made female billionaires are Chinese

Education and urbanization help women to excel

 Chinese women make 57% of the total number of self-made female billionaires. Five of those Chinese billionaires made their fortunes in construction and real estate.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Chinese women make 57% of the total number of self-made female billionaires, a recent survey found, and the number is set to rise thanks to education, urbanization and technological advancements. 

Hurun, a Shanghai-based research company, named 89 female billionaires this year, of whom 51 are Chinese, in a survey it released ahead of International Women's Day on Friday. Hurun did not issue a separate report on the number of male self-made billionaires. 

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