Francoise Bettencourt and Alice Walton lead the list of richest women in the world

Jan 4, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and family

World Rank: 11 | Net Worth: $95 billion | Source of income: L’Oreal | Country: France | She owns around 33 percent of L'Oreal stock and also serves as the president of her family's philanthropic foundation, which encourages French progress in the sciences and arts.

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Alice Walton

World Rank: 19 | Net Worth: $66.2 billion | Source of income: Walmart | Country: United States | Daughter of the founder of Walmart, Sam Walton, Alice has focused on curating art, rather than working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim.

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MacKenzie Scott

World Rank: 24 | Net Worth: $57.3 billion | Source of income: Amazon | Country: United States | Scott owns 25 percent of the e-commerce giant and has also signed the giving pledge, promising to give away at least half of her wealth over the course of her lifetime.

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Julia Koch and family

World Rank: 25 | Net Worth: $53.8 billion | Source of income: Koch Industries | Country: United States | Julia Koch and her three children inherited a 42 percent stake in Koch Industries from her husband, David, who died in August 2019 at age 79.

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Susanne Klatten

World Rank: 52 | Net Worth: $29.5 billion | Source of income: BMW, pharmaceuticals | Country: Germany | An economist with an MBA, she owns 19.1 percent of automaker BMW, while her brother Stefan Quandt owns 23.6 percent.

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Miriam Adelson

World Rank: 54 | Net Worth: $28.5 billion | Source of income: Casinos | Country: United States | Widow of former CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands, Adelson owns more than half of the gambling empire, which has casinos in Las Vegas, Singapore and Macao.

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Abigail Johnson

World Rank: 66 | Net Worth: $25.2 billion | Source of income: Fidelity Investments | Country: United States | She has served as CEO of Fidelity Investments since 2014 and she owns an estimated 24.5 percent stake of the firm, which has $4.2 trillion in managed assets.

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Yang Huiyan and family

World Rank: 74 | Net Worth: $23.4 billion | Source of income: Real estate | Country: China | Yang Huiyan owns 57 percent of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yeung Kwok Keung in 2007.

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Gina Rinehart

World Rank: 78 | Net Worth: $22.4 billion | Source of income: Mining | Country: Australia | The daughter of high profile iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock, she is Australia's richest citizen, whose fortune mainly comes from the Roy Hill mining project, which started shipments to Asia in 2015, according to Forbes.

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