Top 10 Richest Women In The World
The fortunes of 24 women decreased in the past year due to stock drops, declines in the value of private holdings, Forbes. According to a 2021 billionaire census, women make up 11.9% of the billionaire cohort, and around half of all female billionaires are heiresses, with an additional 30% having a combination of inherited and created wealth.
1.Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is a french billionaire heiress and the richest woman in the world. Bettencourt Meyers inherited her fortune from her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, whose father, Eugene Schueller, founded cosmetics giant L’Oréal. The $33.6 billion company’s profits fell 6% in 2020, in part due to consumers losing their appetite for makeup during quarantine measures. Yet the stock still rose 38% owing to cosmetics demand. Bettencourt Meyers has served on the board of L’Oreal since 1997. Her net worth is $73.6 Billion.
2. Alice Walton
Alice Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Walmart. In September 2016, she owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. Walton has a net worth of $62.2 billion, making her the 20th-richest person, and the second richest woman in the World according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The retailing giant introduced free delivery as part of an Amazon Prime-like membership program, helping boost online sales 69% in the year through January. Her net worth is $61.8 Billion
3. MacKenzie Scott
Scott, whose was ex-wife of the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos became the biggest philanthropist of the pandemic, giving away $5.8 billion in grants to 500 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. In a July 2020, Scott announced that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 non-profit organizations, with a focus on racial equality, LGBTQ+ equality, democracy, and climate change. Her net worth is $53 Billion
4. Julia Koch & family
Jullia Koch is an American socialite, billionaire, philanthropist. As of January 2020, Forbes estimates her and her family’s net worth at $43 billion, while Bloomberg estimates it at $61.6 billion. She resides on the board of directors of the $115 billion conglomerate. Her net worth is $46.4 Billion.
5. Miriam Adelson
Adelson now controls the 56% stake in casino operator Las Vegas Sands that was formerly owned by her husband, Sheldon Adelson, who died at age 87 in January. The company lost $985 million in the second quarter of 2020 as its two Vegas casinos and resorts were shuttered due to statewide lockdowns. Her net worth is $38.3 Billion.
6. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars and her brother John each own an estimated one-third of Mars Incorporated, the $40 billion candy, pet care and food company that’s known for M&M’s and Skittles. In November 2020, Mars Incorporated acquired snack bar maker, KIND North America, for an undisclosed sum, three years after it took a minority stake. Her net worth is 31.3 Billion.
7. Yang Huiyan & family
A Cypriot-Chinese billionaire businesswoman and property developer who is the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings. As of June 2019, Yang had a net worth of US$21.2 billion. Yang is vice chairman of the board’s governance committee and helped raise $410 million selling new shares in 2014, according to Forbes. Her net worth is $29.6 Billion.
8. Susanne Klatten
Susanne is a German billionaire heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. As of May 2021, her net worth was estimated at US$25.5 billion, ranking her the richest woman in Germany. Her Net worth is $27.7 Billion.
Johnson was named chairman and remained CEO and president, giving her full control of Fidelity with 45,000 employees worldwide.Johnson’s wealth is approximately $22.6 billion, making her one of the world’s wealthiest women. Her net worth is $27.2 Billion.
10. Gina Rinehart
Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, is chair of mining and agriculture company Hancock Prospecting Group, which was founded by her father, iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock. Her net worth is $23.6 Billion.