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The richest women in Britain

Business Insider Logo By Lianna Brinded of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 24: Britain has 18 female billionaires and dozens of female multi-millionaires.<p>However, <a href="http://features.thesundaytimes.co.uk/richlist/2016/live/richlist/view/group9#profile-22">according to the Sunday Times' Rich List published in 2016</a>, most of the wealthiest women in the UK owe their their spectacular fortunes to inheritance, marriage or divorce.</p><p>In fact, there are barely any that are truly self-made.</p><p>While some women built their own wealth before they got married, by marrying someone else even wealthier, such as actress Salma Hayek who is based in London, they have seen their fortunes explode.</p><p>Business Insider decided to take a quick look to see who made the top spots.</p>

Britain's richest women revealed

Britain's richest women derived their wealth mostly through inheritance and marriage.

However, some of the 18 female billionaires and dozens of female multi-millionaires, racked up their riches founding their own companies, according to the Sunday Times' Rich List published in 2016. But there are very few that can claim to be truly self-made.

Business Insider decided to take a quick look to see who made the top spots.

Who is richer than the Queen and J.K Rowling combined? Click through the slides above to see...

(All data corresponds to the time the fortunes were calculated, which was April 24, 2016.)

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