Forbes 2012 billionaires list shows that the highest number of self-made billionaire women come from China.
According to the 2012 Global Self-Made Rich Women List, 48-year-old Long for Properties Co Ltd chairman Wu Yajun is ranked No. 1 with a fortune of 38 billion yuan (RM18.2bil), The list of top 10 richest Self-Made Women Billionaires is below.
10Meg Whitman – United States
Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman is an American business executive. She is the president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard.
A native of Long Island, New York, she is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.
In February 2009, Whitman announced her candidacy for Governor of California, becoming the third woman in a twenty year period to run for the office.
She won the Republican primary in June 2010. The fourth wealthiest woman in the state of California with a net worth of $1.3 billion in 2010, she spent more of her own money on the race than any other political candidate spent on a single election in American history, spending $144 million total of her own fortune and $178.5 million including donors. Whitman lost to Jerry Brown in the November 2 election.