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Biocon’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Only Indian On Hurun’s Self-Made Women Billionaires List

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was the only Indian in the list of the world’s self-made women billionaires, which was dominated by China.

Mazumdar-Shaw, who founded the biopharmaceutical firm Biocon Ltd. and has a net worth of $3.5 billion, was ranked 11th in the Hurun Global Self Made Women Rich List for 2019 along with U.S.-based Judith Faulkner, founder of healthcare software company Epic Systems, and China’s Zhong Huijuan of Hengrui Medicine.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, co-founder and managing director of Biocon Ltd., sits for photograph in Bengaluru, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, co-founder and managing director of Biocon Ltd., sits for photograph in Bengaluru, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

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China dominated the list with 51 women, producing more than the half of world’s self-made female billionaires. That comes even as the Chinese stock market slumped more than 20 percent this year and its domestic currency declined 6 percent, in 2018.

‘China Property Queen’ Wu Yajun reclaimed her title of the world’s richest self-made woman after seven years.

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China’s Wu Yajun topped the list with $9.8 billion, up 13 percent from last year. Wu, co-founder of real-estate firm Longfor Properties, was also a delegate to the last two sessions of the National People’s Congress.

Billionaire Wu Yajun, chairman of Longfor Properties Co., reacts during a news conference in Hong Kong, China. (Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg)
Billionaire Wu Yajun, chairman of Longfor Properties Co., reacts during a news conference in Hong Kong, China. (Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg)

Diane Hendricks was ranked second with $7.5 billion in assets. She co-founded ABC Supply—the largest wholesale distributor of roofs and walls in the U.S.—with her late husband.

Diane Hendricks, chief executive officer of ABC Supply Co., smiles during a company meeting at a hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. (Photographer: John McCormick/Bloomberg)
Diane Hendricks, chief executive officer of ABC Supply Co., smiles during a company meeting at a hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. (Photographer: John McCormick/Bloomberg)

Chen Lihua, founder and chairman of Fuwah International, a Beijing-based commercial property developer, was tied at the second spot with a fortune of $7.5 billion.

Chen Lihua (Source: Fuwah International Group’s official website)
Chen Lihua (Source: Fuwah International Group’s official website)

Judy Love, the co-founder of the U.S.-based convenience store chain Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, with a fortune of $6.2 billion was ranked fourth.

British businesswoman Dennis Coates, founder of the online betting firm Bet365.com, was ranked fifth with a wealth of $5.7 billion.