This article (The Economist) is the second of a two-part series on women billionaires and philanthropy, focusing on Asia.
Over half of the world's self-made women billionaires come from Asia-Pacific. And their slice of the pie is increasing
Women make up only a small percentage of top philanthropists in Asia, but their influence is disproportionately large as they transform the nature of philanthropy itself.
In terms of sheer numbers, female philanthropists in Asia lag behind their male peers. Out of the 40 donors listed on the Forbes Heroes of Philanthropy list in 2017, only six are women.
1 On this year’s Hurun index of China’s top 100 philanthropists just 16 are women, compared with an average of 24% in global rankings.