About 8 out of every 10 persons would find it difficult to mention the two of the top richest women in the world. All the focus is on the men and everyone seems to have forgotten the women.
Can you even try to guess? I think not. Let’s dive into the list of top 10 richest women in the world and their net worth.
Richest Women in the World
1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (Net Worth: $49.3 Billion)
This is currently the richest woman in the world. She is the granddaughter to the founder of L’Oréal, of which she and her family own 33%. with a net worth of $49.3 billion, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers sits on the top spot of this list.
2. Alice Walton (Net Worth: $45.6 Billion)
Sitting on the number 2 spot on this list is Alice Walton, with a net worth of $45.6 billion. She is the daughter of Sam Walton who is the founder of Walmart. Walmart is popularly known as one of the most successful retail chains in the world.
3. Mackenzie Bezos (Net Worth: $34.7 Billion)
Mackenzie Bezos is the ex-wife to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. She is a novelist and a philanthropist. After her divorce with Jeff, she received 4% of Amazon in stakes which amounted to $35 billion at that time. She currently has a net worth of $34.7 billion, making her the 3rd richest woman in the world.
4. Maria Franco Fissolo (Net Worth: $32.3 Billion)
Maria Franco Fissolo is the widow of Michele Ferrero who owned the Ferrero SpA. The company is the second-largest confectionery company in Europe. She is an Italian billionaire with a net worth of $32.3 billion which has placed her as 4th on the list of the world’s richest women.
5. Jacqueline Mars (Net Worth: $28.2 Billion)
She is the heiress to the Mars Incorporated fortune and also an investor herself. The company was founded by her parents and the fortune was shared between her and her two brothers. With a net worth of $28.2 billion, she is currently the 5th richest woman in the world.
6. Yang Huiyan (Net Worth: $22.1 Billion)
6th position on the list of the richest women in the world goes to Yang Huiyan. She owns a large part of Country Garden Holdings. The 57% stake was transferred to her by her father, Yeung Kwok Keung back in 2007. Her net worth of $22.1 billion has put her on this list.
7. Susanne Klatten (Net Worth: $21 Billion)
She has about 19.2% of BMW along with stakes in other companies like SGL, and Nordex AG. Susanne is also the owner of Atlana. She is currently 7th on the list of the world’s richest women with a net worth of $21 billion.
8. Laurence Powell Jobs (Net Worth: $18.6 Billion)
Laurence Powell is the wife of late Steve Jobs who was the co-founder of Apple. She inherited a huge portion of stock amounting in billions of dollars from her late husband.
Laurence currently also has stakes in Disney, the Washington Wizards basketball team, Atlantic Magazine, and so on. She is the 8th richest woman in the world.
9. Abigail Johnson (Net Worth: $15.6 Billion)
She served as CEO of Fidelity Investments from 2014 until 206 when she fully took over from her father and became the chairman. She currently owns about 27% of the company and has a net worth of $15.6 billion. This puts her as 9th on the list of the world’s richest women.
10. Iris Fontbona (Net Worth: $15.4 Billion)
Number 10 on the list of top ten richest women in the world is Iris Fontbona, the widow of Andronico Luksic. Her late husband left his mining and beverage business to her and their three children after dying in 2005.
The family owns Antofagasta Plc, a mining company in Chile. They also own stakes in a large Chilean company dealing in banking, beer, and manufacturing, named Quinenco.
There you have it. The list of the top 10 richest women in the world, most of whom you have probably not heard of before now. If you have any thoughts or comments on the list, engage us in the comment section.