10 Richest self-made business women in the world 2020

Though the time is of tumult and chaos, women are paving their way through the hard times. Their endeavors are coming to fruition and the billionaires’ list which was previously dominated by men, women are making their place as well now. These women who are entrepreneurs, CEOs, and businesswomen are ruling the business world. Through several ventures including technology, transportation, mining, and clothing & fashion these women have made to the top entirely on their own.

In March 2019, it was a woman – Kylie Jenner, who took the title of the youngest self-made billionaire and that too at just the age of 21.

Here are the top 10 richest self-made billionaire women in the world:


Business Sight Magazine-Zhang Xin

Zhang Xin

Age: 54 years

Net Worth: USD 3.6 Billion

Main Company: Soho

Country: China

A former factory worker having studied in the UK returned to the homeland and founded a real estate developing company, shaping the Beijing skyline.


Business Sight Magazine-Judy Faulkner

Judy Faulkner

Age: 76 years

Net Worth: USD 3.6 Billion

Main Company: Human Services Computing

Country: United States

Combining her computer science studies with medicine, Judy set out in an unusual direction and finding Human Services Computing from a Wisconsin basement.


Business Sight Magazine-Rita Tong Liu

Rita Tong Liu

Age: 71 years

Net Worth: USD 4 Billion

Main Company: Gale Well Group

Country: Hong Kong

Gale Well Group set out as a luxury real estate developer before moving into car parks and commercial office space. Lui owns six entire buildings including Grand Millennium Plaza and Shun Tak Center.


Business Sight Magazine-Angela Leong

Angela Leong

Age: 58 years

Net Worth: USD 4.1 Billion

Main Company: SJM Holdings

Country: China

Being the managing director and the largest individual shareholder of the company, Angela is an elected Macau legislator. She has a portfolio of properties in Hong Kong, China, and Macau.


Business Sight Magazine-Marian Ilitch

Marian Ilitch

Age: 87 years

Net Worth: USD 4.1 Billion

Main Company: Little Caesars Pizza

Country: United States

From finding Little Caesars Pizza to buying the Detroit Tigers baseball team and Detroit Red Wings ice hockey team, Marian also owns Detroit’s MotorCity Casino. She is a leading personality in developing the sports and entertainment community.


Business Sight Magazine-Chan Laiwa

Chan Laiwa

Age: 79 years

Net Worth: USD 5.8 Billion

Main Company: Fu Wah International Group

Country: China

One of Beijing’s largest commercial real estate developers, Chan also owns an antique business and uses it to invest in property. She has invested in luxury apartments in Hong Kong’s Happy Valley.


Business Sight Magazine-Diane Hendricks

Diane Hendricks

Age: 73 years

Net Worth: USD 6.3 Billion

Main Company: ABC Supply

Country: United States

ABC Supply is a roofing, windows, and gutters business company co-founded with Diane’s husband. While working as a realtor, she met Kenneth Hendricks and founded the company in 1982. They had bought 100 houses within three years of meeting and setting up the company.


Business Sight Magazine-Denise Coates

Denise Coates

Age: 52 years

Net Worth: USD 6.5 Billion

Main Company: Bet365

Country: United Kingdoms

She is the only British on the list. Through online gambling, particularly in-play betting, Denise has built her fortune. She was invested as a commander of the British Empire in 2012.


Business Sight Magazine-Wu Yajun

Wu Yajun

Age: 56 years

Net Worth: USD 9.4 Billion

Main Company: Longfor Properties

Country: China

Worked as a journalist before finding the company in the early 1990s. After 7 years, Longfor sold its first residential project and was also the earliest shopping mall developers in China.


Business Sight Magazine-Gina Rinehart

Gina Rinehart

Age: 66 years

Net Worth: USD 15.2 Billion

Main Company: Hancock Prospecting

Country: Australia

Although the company was founded by her father, Gina turned it around from a debt-laden company into a highly profitable operation and that’s why she is on the list.