Top 10 Richest Women In The World

Today we will be talking about some of the richest ladies in the world. One thing that is common across all these ladies is that they have inherited this fortune rather than building it up by themselves.

1. Liliane Battencourt: She is an 80 year businesswomen who is one of the primary shareholders on L’Oreal brand of cosmetics. She is rated as the wealthiest women in entire Europe. She is the only child of Eugene Schueller who founded the company. Her estimated worth is about $23.5 billion. Lilaine is married to French politician Andre Bettencourt and also has a daughter.

2. Christy Walton: She is the widow of late John T. Walton, whose father, Sam Walton started the Wal-Mart company in 1962. Today Wal-Mart is one of the largest store chains in the world with more than 5000 outlets in the world and serving more than 20 million customers every day. After the death of her husband in 2005, she inherited assets worth $22.5 billion. Christy has been deeply devoted to the cause of humanity and various philanthropic initiatives have been started by her.

3. Alice Walton: She is the daughter of Sam Walton, the man behind the super successful Wal-Mart. She is the sister of late John Walton, who died in a plane crash in 2005. Her net worth is about $22 billion. Her age is now 60 and has been divorced twice. She is also involved in a number of social and philanthropic causes.

4. Iris Fontbana: She is belived to the second wife of Chilena billionaire Andronico Luksic. Her husband died of cancer in 2005 and since then she and her family are living their lives away from the limelight. Iris and her family got control over the largest copper mines in the world. Her company’s shares have risen by more than 80 percent since last one year. The net worth is around $19.2 billion.

5. Savitri Jindal: This is India’s richest women. She is the non-executive member of Jindal Steel, which is one of the powerful business houses in India. Savitri inherited the fortunes of her husband when he died in a helicopter crash in 2005. She is now 60 and has 9 children. Her worth is estimated to be around $17 billion.


6. Abigail Johnson: She is an American businesswoman that leads the position of President of Fidelity Investments which was founded by her father, Edward Johnson III. After studying from Harvard, she joined her dad’s company at the age of 25. Today she is 48 and is happily married and has 2 children. Her estimated worth is around $15 billion.


7. Sussane Klatten: She is the richest women in Germany. Her father left behind more than 50 per cent stake in pharma manufacturer Altana. She also has about 12.5 % stake in BMW, which her father rescued out from bankruptcy few decades ago. Today she has transformed herself into an investor with assets worth $13.2 billion.

8. Birgit Rausing: She is a Swedish philanthropist whose father in law founded the packaging company, Tetra Pak. The company is one of the leaders in packaging industry today. The estimated worth of Birgit is around $13 billion.


9. Anne Cox Chambers: She is the owner of the Cox Enterprises which is a privately held firm that is involved in media and other businesses. She has a net worth of about $12.4 billion and like some other ladies in the list, she has devoted herself completely to philanthropic causes.

10. Jacqueline Mars: She is the granddaughter of the Frank C. Mark who was the founder of American candy maker Mars. Today she is 70 and is divorced twice. She has 3 children and a net worth of almost $10 billion.


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