Wealthiest women - The Boston Globe

August 5, 2007 - Some of the world's wealthiest men are virtually household names. Just think of Microsoft's Bill Gates, Virgin's Richard Branson, or famed investor Warren Buffett. Few people, however, can readily name even one female multibillionaire.

How many women are among the 10 richest people in the world?

A. 5 B. 2 C. 1 D. 0

D. 0 is correct. Among the 10 wealthiest billionaires in 2006, there are no women.

While women account for 49.6 percent of the world population, just 83 people or about 8.8 percent of the 946 billionaires listed by Forbes are women (as of 2006).

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