Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Youngest Female Billionaires in The World 2017. The number of billionaires in the world is seemingly dropping but there are a few new entrants. When it comes to female billionaires, there are not as many as the males but with younger women being included in the list of billionaires it is promising that in future there will be more. Some of the females on this list have inspiring stories that should motivate more females to strive to become billionaires. This list of top 10 youngest female billionaires includes women who are below 50 years of age. Starting with the oldest and going down to the youngest here are the youngest female billionaires in the world.
List of Top 10 Youngest Female Billionaires in The World 2017
10. Zhou Qunfei
At 46 years old, Zhou Qunfei is worth 6.4 billion dollars as of 2017. She is the founder of Lens Technology the company known for making touch screens for Samsung and Apple among many other mobile phone companies. Her story of success is one of hard work and determination. She grew up in a poor family but was a bright student and at the age of 22 she founded Lens Technology which is the company the rocketed her to billionaire status.
9. Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela
She is 43 years old and the youngest female billionaires in Brazil. Her source of wealth is the banking industry, where her family owns one of the biggest banks in the country. Itau is one of Brazil’s biggest banks and was founded by her great-grandfather. She was originally valued at over 3 billion dollars but Forbes recently published her net worth at 1.68 billion as her companies have not been very profitable in 2017. However, she is still the richest young female in Brazil.
8. Lee Seo-Hyun
At 43 years old, She is worth 1.98 billion dollars and the President of Cheil industries, which merged with Samsung SDI and Samsung Everland. They are currently the leading makers of specialized materials for mobile phones and televisions. Lee Seo-Hyun is the daughter of Samsung’s CEO, Lee Kun-Hee. In December 2015 she took over Samsung’s fashion division which had been struggling for a while and she breathed life back into it. She is described as being rich and bright beyond imagination.
7. Serra Sabanci
She is 41 years old and her estimated wealth is 1.1 billion dollars. She was born into the money and now serves as a board member of Turkey’s biggest industrial and financial conglomerate. Her father was assassinated in 1996 and she has followed in his footsteps running the family business and growing it. She is listed as one of the top richest people in Turkey and is also on the board of Sabanci Foundation which is a philanthropic organization helping a number of people in the country change their lives.
6. Yvonne Bauer
Bauer is only 39 years old but she is running one of the biggest media empires in Germany and is valued at 2.6 billion dollars. The family owned Bauer Media Group owns 600 magazines and 100 TV and Radio stations around the world. The company has been passed on from generation to generation dating back to 1875 when Ludalph Bauer founded a printing businesses in Hamburg printing business cards. Over 5 generations the business has grown into the media empire that Yvonne Bauer now runs. She is ranked 57 in German’s list of wealthiest people. She is one of the Top 10 Youngest Female Billionaires in The World 2017.
5. Marie Besnier Beauvalot
She is one of the richest women in France at only 36 years old with 2.6 billion dollars to her name. Her wealth is as a result of cheese. Marie Beauvalot inherited their father’s dairy company Lactalis which is famous for its cheese along with other dairy products. They rescued Parmalat, dairy, an Italian competitor from collapse and now run a successful holdings company with 84 percent of the shares belonging to the family and contributing to her net worth.
4. Yang Huiyan
She is 35 years old and worth 7.1 billion dollars, Yang Huiyan is the 19th richest person in China and the 15th richest woman in China. She has made money in the real estate industry since 2007 when her father transferred his stake in Country Garden holdings, Real Estate company in which she holds 55 percent shares. In 2015, the share price for the company rose and that boosted Yang Huiyan’s net worth from just over 5 billion dollars.
3. Elizabeth Holmes
She is the founder of Theranos, a blood testing company which she formed with money she was supposed to use for her education in Stanford University USA. At 32 years old she is worth 3.6 billion dollars according to Forbes latest estimates. She is considered the richest self-made female billionaire. Her net worth was originally over 4 billion but following the controversy that her company’s products do not work the way they say it should, her net worth was revised downward in 2017.
2. Perenna Kei
She was actually ranked the richest young billionaire in 2014 by Forbes with 1.3 billion dollars to her name. Kei is now 26 years old and holds 85 percent shares in Logan Property Holdings which has a lot of property in the Cayman Islands and is also involved in selling high-end property in Shenzhen China. She actually has more money than the number one but she is not younger than her.
1. Alexandra Andersen
She is only 19 years old and is already worth 1.2 billion dollars. Alexandra inherited her wealth from her father who transferred his stake in investment company Ferd which earns a lot from Tobacco. The Norwegian billionaire currently lives in Germany where she rides horses professionally and does not seem to be too involved in managing her stake.
These are the Top 10 Youngest Female Billionaires in The World 2017. There are not so many self-made female billionaires especially young ones but the ones on this list are truly inspiring to other young ladies to try and get there. Hopefully, they will not be falling off the list anytime soon so that we can have more women making the lists.