No Favorite at Maxi 72 World Championship:
Competition is set to be the tightest ever at next week’s Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, taking place once again as part of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Five custom-built Maxi 72 racers are taking part ranging from the older, but heavily revised and optimised, to the newer, potentially faster, but less refined boats. Full report.
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Hurricane Harvey: How to help Texas:
With approximately 573,000 registered boats, Texas is a significant boating state, with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) ranking it second just behind Florida for total new boat, engine and accessory sales at $ 1.4 billion in 2016.
As a member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), NMMA has received information from them on how to best support response and recovery efforts in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey. For any individual or company that would like to support the response and recovery efforts, NAM recommends you do so via the American Red Cross.
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Just 14 among more than 1,000 female billionaires in the world are self-made ones, and only 7 among self-made female billonaires do not have any financial support from relatives, and friends. Ranking the top list of the world’s 14 female self-made billionaires is Ms Wu Yajun, the China-born executive manager of Longfor Properties owns her US$ 3.9 billion (S$ 5.3 billion) fortune in real estate. Let’s have a look at 14 wealthiest self-made women in the world voted by Forbes 2010.
J.K. Rowling, the English writer. Asset: US$ 1 billion
Lei Jufang, the Chinese billionaire of pharmacy. Asset: US$ 1.1 billion
Chan Laiwa, the Chinese billionaire of real estate. Asset: US$ 1.1 billion
Meg Whitman, the US billionaire of electronics commerce. Asset: US$ 1.3 billion
Yan Cheung, the Chinese billionaire of paper industry. Asset: US$ 1.7 billion
Zhang Xin, the Chinese billionaire of real estate. Asset: US$ 2 billion
Chu Lam Yiu, the Chinese billionaire of perfumes and cosmetics. Asset: US$ 2.1 billion
Giulana Benetton, the Italian billionaire of fashion industry. Asset: US$ 2.1 billion
Oprah Winfrey, the US billionaire of communication. Asset: US$ 2.4 billion
Xiu Li Hawken, the England billionaire of real estate. Asset: US$ 2.4 billion
Doris Fisher, the US billionaire of fashion industry. Asset: US$ 2.4 billion
Elena Baturina, the Russian billionaire of civil engineering. Asset: US$ 2.9 billion
Rosalie Mera, the Spain billionaire of fashion industry. Asset: US$ 3.5 billion
Wu Yajun, the wealthiest Chinese woman of real estate. Asset: US$ 3.9 billion
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