04 October 2011

Top Self- Made Women Billionaires in the World

The concept "self made billionaire" among women is something we all should be proud of. There are only 14 women in the world who have made their own money instead of inheriting from their fathers, husbands or forefathers. They have proved it's not just a man's world anymore. Here are the few self made women billionaires who have made it into the list who have earned their fortune out of their sheer hard work.

1. Georgina Rinehart:

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The billionaire from Australia who took over the dying mining company from her father is now one of biggest commodity producer in Australia. Her wealth got multiplied when she exported the iron ores to China and the rates shot up at the same time. The upcoming predictions may also list her as richest woman in the world. Her current worth is $9 billion.

2. Wu Yajun:


Wu Yajun, the real estate magnate and CEO of Longfor properties in China is worth $5.5 billion. She shares her fortune with her husband. She started her career as a journalist. Longfor Properties is enjoys huge profits in world's top metropolitan cities.
3. Zhang Xin:


Zhang Xin is the CEO of SOHO China, the largest real estate developer in Beijing. She is the member of World Economic Forum and Asian Business Council. In the year 2007, WSJ listed her in "Ten Women to watch in Asia" and in the year 2008 Forbes listed her as one of the "World's Most Powerful Women". She is currently worth $2.9 billion. She is also called as paper recycling queen.
4. Oprah Winfrey:


She is one of the most influential women and is adored by people from all over the world. The brand "Oprah" has created a strong base as a television network, magazine and has also made efforts in movie production. She is worth 2.7 billion.

5. Doris Fisher:


She is a co-founder of clothing retail shop, The Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. She is worth $2.3 billion. She has been encouraging research and education on cancer and is also involved with cancer organizations for past 35 years.

6. Margaret Whitman:


Whitman is from New York and did her graduation from Princeton University and Havard business school. She managed highly reputed companies like Disney in 1980s and Dream Works, Hasbro and proctor and gamble in 1990s. She was the president and CEO of eBay, an online shopping mall from 1998 to 2008 and in her tenure the company's revenue boosted up from $4 million to $8 billion. She is currently the president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Her annual salary is 2.19 million and her eBay stocks multiplied her worth which is now $1.3 billion.

7. J.K Rowling:

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The famous author brought the wizard craze especially among youngsters. Her Harry potter series has been made as a movie and the book has been translated into 67 languages. She also had the creative control for the film produced by Warner bros and enjoyed an unrevealed profit. She enjoys royalties for commoditizing Harry potter products and owner of Harry potter franchise all together gave her a fortune of $1 billion.