In today’s generation money plays an important part in everyone’s life. Money is one of the aspects to determines one’s success. Your bank balance will determine your status in society. We live in the 20th century – the era of development; the era of equality, the era of women empowerment. Let us take a look on to the list of richest women who have reached immense heights and they have got themselves stacked-up in money.
1. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire. She is the inheritor and an author of the bible commentaries. She works on Christian-Jewish relations. She is the only child and inheritor of Liliane Bettencourt. Liliane Bettencourt is the principal shareholder of L’oreal. During the time of her death, she was the richest woman with a net worth of US$44.3 billion. Due to the property inherited from her mother, Françoise Bettencourt is among the top 20 affluent people in the world. Her estimated fortune is of $59.3 billion, according to Bloomberg.
2. Alice Walton
Alice Louise Walton is an American descendant to the fortune of Walmart Inc. Walmart Inc. is an American multicultural retail corporation, which engages a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. She is the child of Walmart institutor Sam Walton and Helen Walton. Earlier in her career, She was also a broker for EF Hutton. In September 2016, she retained over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. As of April 2019, she was categorized as the 16th-wealthiest person in the world with an estimated fortune of US$45 billion.
3. MacKenzie Bezos
In 1993, MacKenzie Tuttle wedded Jeff Bezos, who was a chief executive officer of Amazon. He is titled as the richest man in modern history. They declared their intention to divorce in January 2019. In April 2019, she announced on Twitter that she had reached a $35 billion divorce resolution, making her one of the richest women in the world. In May 2019, MacKenzie Bezos inscribed on the Giving Pledge initiative to donate at least half of her wealth to charitable causes.
4. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars is an American investor. She is the daughter of Forrest Mars, Sr. and Audrey Ruth. She is the grandchild of Frank C. Mars. They founded the American company Mars Incorporated, an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and a provider of animal care services. In 2015 their annual sales were US$33 billion. In June 2018 Jacqueline Mars was ranked as the 38th richest person in the world by Forbes. She owns an estimated one-third of the Mars Incorporated. Her real-time net worth is $28.1 billion.
5. Yang Huiyan
Yang Huiyan is a Chinese billionaire. She is a property developer and a bulk shareholder of Country Garden Holdings. Country Garden is a property development company based in China. The stakes in the company were largely fetched to her by her father Yang Guoqiang. He is the founder and the chairman of the Country Garden group. Yang has a net worth of US $ 23.5 billion as of June 2020. According to a report from Forbes, Yang is the vice-chairman of the board of governance committee. It has helped raised $ 410 million by selling new shares in 2014.
6. Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten is a German billionaire. She is the child of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. Herbert is a German industrialist who saved BMW from bankruptcy and made a huge profit out of it. After the demise of her father, she inherited 12.50% of the shares in BMW and also 50.1% stake in the pharmaceutical company in Atlanta which is co-owned by her family. She holds the title of the richest woman in Germany. Her real-time net worth is US$ 20.9 building making her one of the wealthiest women in the world.
7. Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow and the successor of Steve Jobs who was the founder and the CEO of Apple INC. Everyone knows Steve Jobs and his contribution to the tech industry, but Laurene is much more than just the wife of Steve Jobs. She is an American tycoon, executive, and the creator of Emerson Collective. Emerson Collective is a social change organization that mainly focuses on education, immigration reform, the environment, media, and health. Furthermore, she is the co-founder and President of the board of College Track. It does the noble work of preparing non-privileged students for college. Powell Jobs had inherited billions of dollars creating a $16.9 billion net worth.
8. Gina Rinehart
Gina Rinehart is an Australian mining industrialist. Rinehart is Chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting, founded by her father, Lang Hancock. Hancock Prospecting is a leading mining and agricultural business. Gina is now the CEO of the company. Her name is on the list of Australia’s wealthiest people according to Forbes. Her net worth is US$14.8 billion giving her the title as one of the richest women.
9. Iris Fontbona
Iris Balbina Fontbona González is a Chilean billionaire woman, the widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa. He is the founder of the Luksic group. She inherited Antofagasta PLC from her husband. Antofagasta is a Chilean company that operates in various sectors of the economy. She continues her husband’s legacy and becomes the wealthiest person in Chile. She is also making her own unique remarks by becoming one of the richest women in the world with a net worth of US$14.5 billion.
10. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is a Dutch-English plutocrat. She has a 25% controlling interest in the world’s second-largest beer maker, Heineken International. Heineken makes 250 international, regional, local and speciality beers and ciders and employs an estimated 73,000 people. Apart from this, she is also the executive director of the firm. She is ranked as the richest individual in the Netherlands, with a net worth of US$16.3 billion according to Forbes.
11. Abigail Johnson
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American capitalist. Johnson has been the chairman and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments (FMR) and chairman of its sister company Fidelity International (FIL). These institutions provide various investment management services which include mutual funds, pension management and provide funds to investors. Until March 2013, the Johnson family possessed a 49% stake in the company, with Johnson herself owning only 24.5% stakes. But in November 2016, Johnson was named chairman, giving her full control over the company. Johnson’s wealth is approximately $15.4 billion.
12. Massimiliana Landini Aleotti
Massimiliana Landini Aleotti Italian owner of pharmaceutical giant Menarini which she inherited from her late spouse, Alberto Aleotti, in 2014. Alberto has constructed Menarini into one of Italy’s prime drug companies, with 16 manufacturing sites all over the world. It has more than 13,081 people employed. Aleotti’s net worth is approximately US$11.6 billion as of 2016, making her one of the richest women in the world.
13. Blair Parry-Okeden
Blair Parry-Okeden is born in the US but is an Australian billionaire and also a philanthropist. She is an heiress to the Cox Enterprises. Her grandfather founded the company in 1898. Cox Enterprise is a global multi-industry company. In 2016, she was the richest person in Australia. Now her net worth is $9.3 billion eventually making her one of the wealthiest women in the world.
14. Zhou Qunfei
Zhou Qunfei is a Chinese entrepreneur who established a significant touchscreen maker Lens Technology. When her company appeared in the public listing of the ChiNext market in 2015 her net worth received a great boost. It reached US$10 billion. She gained the title of the richest woman in China by dethroning Chen Lihua. Now her net worth has come down to US$9.3 billion but she put her marks on the richest women list by Forbes. She has gained the title of one of the world’s richest self-made women.
15. Pollyanna Chu
Pollyanna Chu is a businesswoman from Hong Kong. She is an executive for Kingston Financial Group, Sincere Watch, and Golden Resorts Group. In 2017, she was ranked as the richest person in Hong Kong but it is majorly due to the stakes that she holds in Kingston’s financial group which was also co-founded by her. According to the Forbes report 2020, Chu has the fortune of US$1.2 billion making her one of the richest women in the world.
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