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Asian female billionaires to the fore

They comprise one-fifth of the global billionaire population and are younger.

FEMALE billionaires have grown faster than their male counterparts over the past two decades, particularly in Asia, says a joint report by UBS and PwC.

Globally, female billionaires grew 6.6 times, compared to 5.2 times for males. In Asia, the number of female billionaires grew 8.3 times