Interesting point on economic gender inequalityFebruary 27, 2015 Tim WorstallFeminism11 CommentsMeet the world’s richest women worth a combined $220 BILLION (and not one of them made it herself) previousIsn’t Chelsea Clinton the rich one?nextBut McDonald’s hasn’t avoided any tax 11 thoughts on “Interesting point on economic gender inequality” So Much for Subtlety February 27, 2015 at 9:17 am Why is anyone surprised? Women have the option of working for a living or marrying instead. Naturally many women prefer the latter. It does not take many to do so before the higher ranks of society are dominated by men. Women already make 80% of shopping decisions. Which is why TV adverts mock men, not women. This just means that the real control of that money is made obvious through a legal change. If their husbands were still alive, they would be as rich. Richard February 27, 2015 at 9:53 am I didn’t know there was a Mars family, nor that it still owns the sweetie company. Ian B February 27, 2015 at 10:38 am But according to feminist theory, they are all the oppressed victims of a male refuse collector, factory worker or even vagrant. Because, teh patriarchy. Tim Newman February 27, 2015 at 11:45 am I read recently that a Nigerian minister is the world’s richest woman, possibly in charge of the oil and gas sector. I don’t think she made her money by marrying into it, but I’m also not convinced she made it herself, exactly. Jamie February 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm I’m wondering who is the richest self-made woman? The Thought Gang February 27, 2015 at 12:42 pm @ Jamie It depends how you define ‘self made’. Gina Reinhart is supposedly worth up to $20bn. She inherited a mining empire, but it’s value has rocketed under her leadership. So not Warren Buffet, but not Queen Liz either. Tim Newman February 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm I’m wondering who is the richest self-made woman? I think at one point it was Oprah. Hallowed Be February 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm Tim N/Jamie. – I think Oprah’s already taken. john77 February 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm “Of male billionaires, 60 per cent are self-made, Wealth-X president David Friedman said.” Has anyone told Picketty? So Much for Subtlety February 27, 2015 at 9:35 pm Tim Newman – “I read recently that a Nigerian minister is the world’s richest woman, possibly in charge of the oil and gas sector. I don’t think she made her money by marrying into it, but I’m also not convinced she made it herself, exactly.” The daughter of the President of Angola is said to be the richest woman in Africa. I am absolutely 100% convinced she made it all herself. Jim February 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm That woman in China who has made billions out of rubbish must be up there in the Self Made Women list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Yin_%28entrepreneur%29 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.