This year, 327 women are among the 2,668 billionaires on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list. That’s one person short from last year’s female billionaires. The combined fortune of these women is US$1.56 trillion— a slight increase from last year.
In Asia, Yang Huiyan remains the richest woman. Six of the 10 richest women in Asia are from China. Read on to find out who are the richest women in Asia in 2022.
1. Yang Huiyan & family
The richest woman in Asia is once again Yang Huiyan. Last year, she was the seventh richest woman in the world. Yang owns a 57 per cent stake in the real estate development firm Country Garden Holding, transferred by her father Yeung Kwok Keung in 2007.
Net worth: US$18.7 billion
Industry: Real estate