Where Are the Female Billionaires?

Christy Walton is the world’s richest woman thanks to her 12.4 percent stake in Wal-Mart Stores Photograph by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The Piketty-fueled debate about wealth inequality continues to rage. So do conversations about gender equality. At the intersection of the two comes a new report from economists Caroline Freund and Sarah Oliver of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, who point out that the rich who are getting richer are disproportionately, overwhelmingly men:

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