Top 5 Richest Women in World's Tech Sector

April 22, 2015
Editor: Amanda Wu

Alibaba co-founder Lucy Peng (also known as Peng Lei) has been named the third-richest woman in the technology sector in the world by Wealth-X, a global authority on wealth intelligence, on April 15.

With a personal fortune of U.S. $1.2 billion, the 42-year-old executive, who heads Alibaba's new Ant Financial Services Group, became a billionaire in 2014 upon the valuation of the Chinese e-commerce giant prior to its record-setting IPO.

Hewlett-Packard chief executive Meg Whitman claimed the top spot on the list with a U.S. $1.3 billion fortune.

The net worth of the women on the Wealth-X list still lags far behind their male peers in the technology sector. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, for example, has a net worth of around U.S. $85.1 billion, according to Wealth-X estimate, while Mark Zuckerberg, the 30-year-old Facebook chairman, is worth at least U.S. $35 billion.

Below are the top 5 wealthiest women in technology sector:

Marissa Mayer, 39

CEO: Yahoo Inc

Rank on the list: 5

Country: United States

Estimated net worth: U.S. $410 million

Wang Hsiueh Hong (Cher Wang), 56

Chairwoman: HTC

Rank on the list: 4

Country: Taiwan, China

Estimated net worth: U.S. $890 million

Lucy Peng (Peng Lei), 42

CEO: Alibaba's Ant Financial Services Group

Rank on the list: 3

Country: China

Estimated net worth: U.S. $1.2 billion

Sheryl Sandberg, 45

COO: Facebook

Rank on the list: 2

Country: United States

Estimated net worth: U.S. $1.22 billion

Meg Whitman, 58

President and CEO: Hewlett-Packard

Rank on the list: 1

Country: United States

Estimated net worth: U.S. $1.3 billion

(Source: China Daily)

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