Appearing sixth in Forbes’ richest self-made woman in the world list, Wu Yajun ranks 44th in China’s billionaire list. Wu, who co-founded real estate developer Longfor with her ex-husband Cai Kui, is a journalist-turned-property entrepreneur. She is presently Longfor’s CEO and chairperson. The company trades in Hong Kong and has developed more than 100 residential and commercial projects in 24 cities in China since 1993. The real estate company is also an investor to Ping An Insurance and Temasek Holdings.
Net worth:US$3.5 billion