2015 was a tough year for billionaires who made their mint in metals and mining, but a much better year to be filthy rich in tech, according to the annual Hurun Rich List report, which ranks the world’s most wealthy people.

Interestingly, 23 percent of new tech billionaires added to the 2016 list are Chinese women. In fact, the nine new additions make up 100 percent of new global female tech billionaires.

Despite a 7 percent drop in their currency, China’s billionaires have become much richer and much more numerous in the past year. The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industry made up half of the main source of wealth for billionaires as of February 2016, whereas metal and mining billionaires saw their wealth drop.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com