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Top 5 women billionaires in tech in 2016

Updated: 2016-08-29 06:53

Out of 100 billionaires on the 2016 Forbes list of the world's 100 Richest In Tech, five are women, of whom two are from China.

The group is worth an estimated $18.1 billion. Their average net worth is $3.6 billion, considerably below the $8.9 billion average for the list as a whole. Let us have a look.

No 5 Meg Whitman

Top 5 women billionaires in tech in 2016

In this Nov 2, 2015 file photo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Meg Whitman is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.[Photo/IC]

Net worth: $2.2 billion

Source of wealth: eBay

Meg Whitman is the only one in the group who made her fortune by running tech companies rather than founding one. After heading Hasbro, Walt Disney and eBay for some time, she took over as CEO of Hewlett-Packard in September 2011 and has run Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which sells servers and software, since the company's split in November 2015.

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