There aren’t many women billionaires, but the 10 richest are worth $401 billion. The majority of ultra-rich women—226 of 327 as identifed by Forbes— inherited their wealth, including the world’s three richest women: L'Oréal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Walmart heiress Alice Walton and Julia Klinea Koch, who inherited a stake in Koch Industries when her husband, David Koch, died in 2019.
Breen Sullivan, founder of The Fourth Floor and cofounder Kat de Haen are helping women understand how board governance works and how to secure a seat at the table. They're driving systemic change by getting women onto the boards and cap tables of startups so they can initiate and advance their board careers and investment portfolios while fueling funding to women-led startups.
“‘Can I talk about gender equality because I have a platform because of something my husband achieved?’ I mean, the irony of that is crazy. But then I just thought, ‘In life, we are given all kinds of opportunities. We can either do something with it, or we can’t. As long as we achieve these opportunities through legitimate or non-limited various means, we should decide to make the most of them.”
CNN’s signal has vanished from television screens in China, the network reported Thursday evening, accusing the Chinese government of censoring CNN’s coverage of Peng Shuai, the tennis player and one of China’s largest sports stars, who has not been seen in public since she accused one of the Chinese government’s senior leaders of coercing her into sex.