… that more than half of the 20 richest women in the world are Chinese, according to the Shanghai-based Hurun Report. The list compiled its own findings with data from similar rankings from Forbes Magazine. The top 3 on the list are from China. Some attribute this to the communist ethos of gender-neutrality.
Having read the book Three Swans, a moving biography by Jung Chang of her life and the lives of her grandmother and mother as they grew up in China in the 1900’s, I find these statistics remarkable. I found it even more remarkable that when I mentioned this list in a work meeting with my Chinese work colleague, he told me Wu Yajun is his classmate’s wife from college. It’s a small world, even in China.