Yang Huiyan, vice-chairwoman of Country Garden, has been crowned China’s richest woman with a fortune of 126.9 billion yuan ($18.68 billion), according to the Forbes Richest Women in China 2019 list.
Wu Yajun, chairwoman of Longfor Properties, ranked second with a personal wealth of 60.75 billion yuan, followed by Chen Lihua, chairwoman of Fu Wah International Group, with 39.15 billion yuan.
The collective wealth of the 25 female billionaires on the list is 520.13 billion yuan, down 22 percent from 670.34 billion yuan in 2018. Last year’s global stock market downturn accelerated the wealth reduction of billionaires, Forbes China said.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 richest women in China.
Company: Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited Age: 55
Zheng Xiangling, president of CP Pharmaceutical Group (CP Pharma) and chairwoman of Beijing Tide Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, attends a forum in Qingdao city, east China’s Shandong province, September 6, 2018. [Photo/IC]
Company: Yongjin Group Age: 51
Company: Baidu Age: 49
Ma Dongmin, co-founder and vice-president of Chinese internet giant Baidu. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Company: Foshan Haitian Flavoring & Food Co Ltd Age: 49
Employees of Foshan Haitian Flavoring & Food Co Ltd, July 26, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Company: Lens Technology Age: 49
Zhou Qunfei, CEO of Lens Technology, attends a business meeting, Nov 6, 2015 in Liuyang, Hunan province. [Photo/VCG]
Company: SOHO China Age: 54
Co-founder and CEO of SOHO China Zhang Xin speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center in New York, April 6, 2017. [Photo/IC]
Company: Hengli Group Age: 52
Fan Hongwei, vice-chairwoman of Hengli Group [Photo/sohu.com]
Company: Fu Wah International Group Age: 78
Chen Lihua is chairwoman of Fu Wah International Group.[Photo/IC]
Company: Longfor Properties Age: 55
Wu Yajun, center, chairwoman and CEO of Longfor Properties Co Ltd, attends a press conference in Hong Kong, China, August 17, 2016. [Photo/IC]
Company: Country Garden Age: 38