Top Ten Women Billionaires Whom We Admire

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6. Rosalia Mera
Rosalia Mera

$2.6 Billion Spain
Mera started her career by helping her ex-husband, Amancio Ortega, creating lingerie and gowns in their home. They later became one of the world’s leading apparel manufacturers and set up Inditex and Zara retail stores. She also founded the Paideia Foundation which assists those who are differently-abled. Their company’s bio-technology plant is also in the process of inventing new treatments for cancer using compounds found in the sea.

 

7. Leonore Annenberg
ORCHESTRA GIFT

$1.7 Billion United States
Annenberg, the second wife of Walter, inherited half of her publisher husband’s $4 billion estate. She is also the trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and donated around $40 million to the Eisenhower Medical Center, and another $15 million to the journalism museum of Washington, D.C. She also served as U.S. Chief of Protocol under Reagan.

 

8. Zhang Xin
Zhang Xin

$1.6 Billion China
Xin and her husband, Pan Shiyi are renowned property developers responsible for the erection of glitzy buildings in Beijing. The duo’s public limited company, SOHO China is very famous. They have established a philanthropic foundation that focuses on education. The foundation is operated and funded by SOHO China.

9. Hind Hariri

Hind Hariri

$1.1 billion Lebanon
Being the daughter of late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Hariri inherited a stake in her family’s banking, media and construction holdings. She is the youngest female billionaire in the world at the age of 24.

 

10. J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

$1 Billion Scotland
Rowling transformed from the status of being an ordinary mom, to becoming the world’s most popular author. Her Harry Potter series comprising 7 books has sold 400 million copies worldwide. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, her new book has helped raise $6.5 million for her charity, Children’s High Level Group. In February, she was presented with the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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