By Martin Gøttske
She’s a former factory worker, high school dropout from a small Chinese village. As a child she began raising pigs and ducks to bring in additional food and money for her impoverished family. But now Zhou Qunfei is the richest self-made woman on the planet, with a net worth of over 8 billion USD.
Zhou, 47, is a Chinese entrepreneur who founded Lens Technology, which produces and sells glass screens and covers for companies like Apple and Samsung.
She started working at a factory at age 16. Six years later she struck out on her own. With 3,000 USD she started a workshop making watch lenses. Since then her fortune has risen fast. She’s now the youngest self-made female billionaire on Forbes’ list.
South China Morning Post: