Thursday, April 26, 2007

You've come a long way, babes

The glass ceiling is about half full of Brit women:

Women account for nearly half of the millionaires in Britain for the first time, research has revealed.

Huge success in their careers - or the divorce courts - has made them extraordinarily wealthy.

Around 46 per cent of the country's 376,000 millionaires are female, according to a survey by researcher Datamonitor.

The report, which labels women "the richer sex", says the number is growing by almost 11 per cent every year.

Within a few years, they could overshadow their male counterparts.

The report says the rise is partly due to "a new generation" of so-called kitchen table tycoons - female entrepreneurs who are setting up hugely successful businesses.

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