Interesting point on economic gender inequality

Meet the world’s richest women worth a combined $220 BILLION (and not one of them made it herself)

11 thoughts on “Interesting point on economic gender inequality”

  1. So Much for Subtlety

    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.

  2. But according to feminist theory, they are all the oppressed victims of a male refuse collector, factory worker or even vagrant. Because, teh patriarchy.

  3. 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.

  4. @ 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.

  5. “Of male billionaires, 60 per cent are self-made, Wealth-X president David Friedman said.”
    Has anyone told Picketty?

  6. So Much for Subtlety

    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.

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