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These are the countries with the most female billionaires

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Zhou Qunfei, chairwoman and president of Hunan-based Lens Technology, on 12 March 2015 in China's Hunan province (Picture: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

The world's richest female entrepreneurs have been named.

The sixth edition of the Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World report revealed that 49 of the 73 self-made richest women in the world are from China, as well as eight out of the top ten.

The wealthiest self-made woman in the world is Zhou Qunfei, who founded the touchscreen company Lens Technology, which supplies Apple, Samsung and Huawei. Her wealth is valued by the Hurun report at $7.8bn.

Elizabeth Holmes is the wealthiest American on the list (5th), having founded Theranos, a blood testing company, in 2003 when she was a 19-year-old chemical engineering student at Stanford University. Her wealth is valued by the Hurun report at $3.4bn.

The UK has three billionaires in the report, placing third behind leaders China (49) and the second-placed US (15), as the below chart from Statista shows:

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