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Monday, May 17, 2021, 16:42
China's richest women record 74% surge in wealth
By Sun Chi
Monday, May 17, 2021, 16:42 By Sun Chi

Huang Wei, left, better known as Viya, sells dried persimmons during a livestreaming session in Shanxi province to help increase local farm incomes. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)

A total of 33 women made it on the New Fortune Chinese Rich Women 2021, with an overall wealth of 1.21 trillion yuan (US$187.10 billion), said the New Fortune on Sunday.

Their total wealth was up 74 percent from 692.49 billion yuan of 2020. The average wealth recorded was 36.5 billion yuan, up 42 percent from 25.65 billion yuan in 2020.

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Country Garden co-chairwoman Yang Huiyan, who was born in 1980s, retained her position as the richest Chinese woman with a wealth of 180.36 billion yuan

Compared with rich men who tend to rake wealth in industries such as telecommunications, media, and technology as well as machinery or chemical engineering, rich women focus more on medical and biological industries. Many of them have a background of medical biology or chemistry.

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Country Garden co-chairwoman Yang Huiyan, who was born in 1980s, retained her position as the richest Chinese woman with a wealth of 180.36 billion yuan but saw her wealth growing slower than the overall growth of the women on the list.

There were 11 newcomers on this year's list, and three of them, namely Wang Ying, Gong Yingying and Huang Wei, started from scratch.


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