Women Hold Nearly One Third Of Global Private Wealth | Forbes

For the first time in six years, the group’s annual global wealth report looked specifically at women and found that among those women with a private net worth of $100,000 or more, 44% were self-made, meaning that they were entrepreneurs or company employees and had grown their wealth independently. The other 27% received their wealth through inheritance, 15% through their spouse, 9% through divorce settlements, and 5% fell into a miscellaneous category. Boston Consulting Group partner, Anna Zakrzewski noted that the “gender pay gap is shrinking” for the high percentage of self-made women in the group. In total, women’s private wealth analyzed in the research adds up to $39.6 trillion globally, roughly the same as the Asia-Pacific region’s $37 trillion in combined private wealth holdings.

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