Hurun Report released the Hurun Global self-made women billionaires list, a ranking of the self-made women billionaires found in the world on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017.

“There can be no question anymore that China is the best place in the world to be a woman entrepreneur. The question I am often asked is ‘Why is China producing so many of the world’s most successful women in business?’ There is no Chinese in the Top 10 of the world’s self-made billionaire men, yet 6 of the Top 10 world’s self-made women billionaires are from China,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, Chairman and Chief Researcher of Hurun Report.

“The one-child policy coupled with traditional childcare, whereby grandparents often play a much larger role in bringing up the children than in developed countries, is perhaps a reason. Another is the business boom this generation has enjoyed in China.”

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com