Top 3 richest women in Asia presents you the most powerful women in Asia. With fortunes of billions of dollars, Top 3 richest women in Asia was created in order to present the character and the successful story of Zhang Xin, Chanda Kochhar and Solina Chau.
Zhang Xin has developed with her husband ( Pan Shiyi ) the company called SOHO China being the largest real estate firm in Beijing. From the position of CEO she is ranked by Forbes as the 62nd most powerful woman in the world. Her childhood story is not really a happy one. After her parents got separated, at only the age of 14, Zhang Xin moved with her mother from Beijing to Hong Kong. Living in a small room and with a short income from her mother’s job, the young Zhang Xin had to work in an electronics factory for 5 years. Managing to raise enough money she was able to buy a plane ticket to London and also to sustain her economic studies at the University of Sussex. With a Master degree in economics she worked even for Goldman Sachs in New York, but her mind and heart were still in China. In 1994 she returned in Beijing and implemented the company called Hongshi which turned to SOHO China in 1995 co-funded with her husband. An important player in Top 3 richest women in Asia, with a fortune estimated at 3,6 billion $ , Zhang Xin is a fighter for education offering in 2014 a 100 million $ scholarships.
ICICI Bank Limited is the largest bank of the private sector in India and is leaded by the famous CEO Chanda Kochhar. Jaipur was the city where Chanda grew up, but studies made her move to Mumbai where she followed Jai Hind College and later graduated with a Master of management studies at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute. Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India ( ICICI ) was her first employer as a trainee in 1984. Her career flourished during the years, being promoted to deputy general in 1996 and then general manager in 1998. As a general manager of e-commerce, Chanda Kochhar was able to bring a new strategy for ICICI by developing the retail business with the largest financer of retail in India. The fast growth in popularity and numbers of ICICI started in 2006 when important companies in India begun a worldwide expansion. As a CEO since 2009, Chnada Kochhar controls every headquarter sector of the bank in India, overseas and also ICICI subsidiaries such as insurance companies. According to Forbes she ranks behind Sonia Gandhi as the most powerful women in the world, and holds an important position in the Top 3 richest women in Asia.
The 54 years old Solina Chau is well known as the Li ka Shing Foundation Director. Few people know that she holds an important position at the Cheung Kong Group and she is also one of the Top 3 richest women in Asia. Solina Chau’s business history dates back in 1997 when building a partnership with two important companies in China she managed to create the advertising company – Tom. Tom was located in the Cayman islands and the company brought her nearly 10 million $ after a set of transactions. Being a close friend of Asia’s richest man – Li Ka Shing, Solina Chau was appointed the head director of a foundation which values 8 billion $. Li ka Shing foundation has become popular not only in China but also worldwide due to technology development interest. Under the leading of Solina Chau, important applications were financed or developed and then sold to online giants such as Yahoo. Her business ideas were able to increase the founds of the Foundation and money were re-invested in companies such as Bitcoin, Skype and even Facebook.