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Yang Huiyan retains her spot as Asia’s richest woman. See who else topped the Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list this year

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.

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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.

Age: 40
Location: China
Net worth: US$18.7 billion
Industry: Real estate

2. Fan Hongwei

Fan Hongwei is the chairman of chemical fibre supplier Hengli Petrochemical. The company was established in 2002 and has manufacturing sites across multiple cities in China. Her husband Chen Jianhua is also a billionaire.

Age: 55
Location: China
Net worth: US$18.2 billion
Industry: Energy

3. Savitri Jindal

Indian billionaire Savitri Jindal chairs the Jindal Group which was founded by her late husband Om Prakash Jindal. With interests in steel, power, cement and infrastructure, the company was divided among the couple’s four sons following Jindal’s death in 2005.

Age: 72
Location: India
Net worth: US$17.7 billion
Industry: Metals & mining

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4. Wu Yajun

Wu Yajun is the co-founder and chairperson of Longfor Properties, a Hong Kong-listed real estate developer. Wu co-founded the company with her ex-husband Cai Kui. Since their separation, he no longer has a role in the company.

Age: 58
Location: China
Net worth: US$15.3 billion
Industry: Real estate

5. Kwong Siu-hing

The richest woman in Hong Kong is Kwong Siu-hing, the matriarch of the Kwok family. Kwong is the widow of Kwok Tak-seng, the co-founder of Sung Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in the city. Kwong served as the chairman from 2008 to 2011 and remains the biggest shareholder in the real estate conglomerate.

Age: 92
Location: Hong Kong
Net worth: US$12.6 billion
Industry: Real estate

See also: The Richest Women in Hong Kong 2022

6. Wang Laichun

This self-made billionaire chairs electronics manufacturer Luxshare Precision Industry which produces electronics connectors. The company counts Apple as one of its customers.

Age: 54
Location: China
Net worth: US$9.4 billion
Industry: Technology

7. Zheng Shuliang & family

The Zheng family is involved in two companies: China Hongqiao Group and Weiqiao Textile. Shualiang is the widow of Zhang Shiping, the founder of China Hongqiao Group. Their son, Zhang Bao is now the chairman of the company. Meanwhile, their daughter leads textile supplier Weiqiao Textile.

Age: 76
Location: China
Net worth: US$9.4 billion
Industry: Metals & mining

8. Zhong Huijuan

Zhong Huijuan serves as chairman of Chinese drug company Hansoh Pharmaceutical. It produces oncology, psychoactive and antidiabetic drugs among others. Zhong owns more than three-quarters of the company together with her daughter.

Age: 61
Location: China
Net worth: US$8.1 billion
Industry: Healthcare

9. Zhou Qunfei & family

A former migrant worker, Zhou Qunfei is now one of the world’s richest self-made female billionaires. Her company, Lens Technology is a smartphone screen supplier which counts Samsung, LG, Microsoft and Nokia as customers. It also laminates display panels for Tesla. She started the company in 1993 and went public on the Shenzen Stock Exchange in 2015.

Age: 52
Location: Hong Kong
Net worth: US$7.1 billion
Industry: Technology

10. Cheng Xue

Chinese billionaire Cheng Xue is the vice-chairman of Foshan Haitian Flavouring, a soy sauce and flavourings company. It’s the largest soy sauce manufacturer in the world and she currently holds a nine per cent stake in the company.

Age: 52
Location: China
Net worth: US$6.4 billion
Industry: Food & beverage

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