Meet the top 10 richest women in the world

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers Reuters
While there aren’t any women on the list of top 10 richest people in the world, there’s no denying some women have been making huge fortunes all over the world.

The number of women billionaires is on the rise. Here is an account on the top 10 richest women in the world.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

With her net worth estimated at $49.3 billion, Francoise Bettencourt is the wealthiest woman on earth. Her family owns 33% of L’Oreal stock which reported a phenomenal growth over the past one decade. She has been on the board of the company since 1997 and today she is the chairperson of this make up firm. Bettencourt Meyers occupies the 15th position among the richest persons of the world.

Alice Walton

The second slot on the top 10 richest women of the world is claimed by Alice Walton, the only daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. Her net worth is $44.4 billion. She is more focused on curating art and she has a personal art collection that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She holds the 17th position among the richest persons on the earth.

Jacqueline Mars

With her net worth estimated at $23.9 billion, Jacqueline Mars is the third richest woman in the world. She owns one third of shares in Mars, the company that makes the largest volume of candies on the earth today. She is a well-known philanthropist serving on six boards. She is on the board of the company since 2016 and has been serving the company for over 20 years. She is in the 33rd position among the wealthiest persons of the world.

Yang Huiyan

Yang Huiyan owns 57% stakes in the company Garden Holdings, a highly popular real estate concern. Yang graduated from Ohio State University and her net worth is $22.1 billion. She is the fourth richest woman and the 42nd richest person in the world today.

Susanne Clatten

Owning 19.2% of the automotive giant BMW, Susanne Klatten is the fifth richest woman and the 46th richest person in the world. She is the sole owner and deputy chairman of Atlanta, a prominent pharmaceutical and chemical company. Her net worth is $21 billion.

Laurene Powell Jobs

The sixth position among the world’s richest women goes to Laurene Powell Jobs with her net worth estimated at $18.6 billion. She inherited $20 billion from the stakes in Apple and Disney that her deceased husband Steve Jobs passed on to her. She is the 54th richest person today. She focuses on education, environment and immigration issues and has invested in a Make school, an electric scooter startup and a coding school.

Abigail Johnson

Being the 71st richest person in the world, the seventh position among the richest women is claimed by Abigail Johnson with her net worth of $15.6 billion. She has been serving as the CEO of Fidelity Investments from 2014. The mutual fund giant based in Boston was founded by her grandfather Edward Johnson II in 1946. Johnson owns 24.5% stakes in the company with $2.5 in the form of managed assets. In 2018, her firm introduced a platform permitting institutions to trade bitcoin and ether.

Iris Fontbona

Iris Fontbona has a net worth of $15.4 billion and she is the eighth richest woman and the 74th richest person in the world. She and her sons inherited their wealth from her husband Andronico Luksic, who made a fortune in beverages and mining and died in 2005 of cancer. She presently owns copper mines in Chile and also trades on London Stock Exchange. She also owns the major stakes in a publicly traded Chilean Conglomerate named Quinenco. This company manufactures beer and is active in banking.

Gina Rinehart

With her net worth estimated at $15.2 billion, the ninth richest woman of the world is Gina Rinehart. She is the richest Australian and the 75th richest person of the world. She has made her fortune from iron ore company that is growing robustly today. She is the daughter of Lang Hancock, the most popular iron ore exporter of the country. After taking up the bankrupt company from her father, Gina rebuilt it into a giant.

Kwong Siu-hing

The estimated net worth of Kwong Siu-hing is $15.1 billion. She is the tenth richest woman of the world and the 78th richest person. She is the widow of Kwok Tak-seng, the founder of Sun Hung Kai properties. Kwong Siu-hing holds the largest stakes in Sun Hung Kai estimated at 26.58%.
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