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12 June 2017

Mapped by Country

Male vs Female Billionaire Split

Only a handful of people worldwide become billionaires. See how they break down by sex and nationality. 

Male vs Female Billionaire Split

According to recent census results:

  • The percentage of female billionaires decresed by 11.9% in 2016.
  • For every female billionaire there are 8.4 male billionaires.
  • Women are more likley to have created their fortunes through their own initiative at 44% 
  • Despite the setback the overall trend has been moving towards parity with most years over the last decade the number of female billionaires has increased more than men.
  • Most female billionaires are based in Europe but the region with the fastest growing rate and the most self-made female billionaires is Asia.

Male vs Female Billionaires


One of the parts of my job which I enjoy the most is getting the chance to explore the nuances of different international lottery markets. In my articles I try to look not only how lottos and lotto players around the world differ from one another but also uncover the underlying reasons for the contrast.