Top 10 Richest Women in The World

Top 10 Richest Women in The World
Top 10 Richest Women in The World

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Liliane Bettencourt’s only daughter is leading this list withholding the first place of being the wealthiest woman in the world with a net worth of $74.8 Billion (Rupees – 5,73,000 Crores).

Alice Walton heiress to Walmart’s riches comes in second with a net worth of $65.3 Billion (Rupees – 5,00,187 crores).

With a net worth of $43.6 Billion (Rupees – 3,33,995 crores), MacKenzie Scott has a 4% interest in Amazon.

The 10 wealthiest women in the world are ranked according to their estimated net worth as of 2021.

#1 | Françoise Bettencourt Meyers & family

NET WORTH: $74.8 BILLION

AGE: 67

IDENTIFIED AS: CHAIRWOMAN, L’ORÉAL

CITIZENSHIP: FRANCE

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the world’s richest woman and a French billionaire heiress.

Liliane Bettencourt’s only daughter and heir are her.

#2 | Alice Walton

NET WORTH: $65.3 BILLION

AGE: 71

IDENTIFIED AS: HEIRESS, WALTON FAMILY FORTUNE

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

Alice Louise Walton is the heiress to Walmart’s riches in the United States.

She had nearly $11 billion in Walmart stock as of September 2016.

#3 | Julia Koch & family

NET WORTH: $60 BILLION

AGE: 58

IDENTIFIED AS: PRESIDENT OF DAVID H. KOCH FOUNDATION

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

Julia Margaret Flesher Koch is an American socialite, philanthropist, and one of the world’s wealthiest women.

Her fortune was left to her by her late husband, David Koch, who died in 2019.

Forbes estimates her and her family’s net worth to be $43 billion in January 2020.

#4 | MacKenzie Scott

NET WORTH: $43.6 BILLION

AGE: 50

IDENTIFIED AS: OWING TO A 4% STAKE IN AMAZON

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

MacKenzie Scott is an author and philanthropist from the United States.

After her divorce from Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos, she has a net worth of $54.6 billion as of May 29, 2021, thanks to a 4% interest in Amazon.

She is well-known for her role in the establishment and growth of Amazon, as well as her now-divorced marriage to Jeff Bezos.

#5 | Jacqueline Mars

NET WORTH: $31.7 BILLION

AGE: 81

IDENTIFIED AS: DAUGHTER OF AUDREY RUTH (MEYER) AND FORREST MARS, SR., AND GRANDDAUGHTER OF FRANK C. MARS, FOUNDERS OF THE AMERICAN CANDY COMPANY MARS, INCORPORATED

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

Jacqueline Mars is a businesswoman and heiress from the United States.

She is the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars and the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., the founders of the American confectionery business Mars, Incorporated.

Jacqueline Mars was rated the 48th richest person in the world by Bloomberg Billionaires Index in April 2021, with a net worth of US$43.4 billion.

#6 | Gina Rinehart

NET WORTH: $30.2 BILLION

AGE: 68

IDENTIFIED AS: EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF HANCOCK PROSPECTING

CITIZENSHIP: AUSTRALIA

Georgina Hope is a fictional character. “Gina” Rinehart is a mining tycoon and heiress from Australia.

Rinehart is the Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, which was founded by her father, Lang Hancock, and is a privately held mineral exploration and extraction business.

#7 | Miriam Adelson

NET WORTH: $27.5 BILLION

AGE: 75

IDENTIFIED AS: PUBLISHER OF THE NEWSPAPER ISRAEL HAYOM

CITIZENSHIP: SOUTH AFRICA (1971-CURRENT), UNITED STATES (2000-CURRENT), CANADA (1971-CURRENT)

Miriam Adelson is a wealthy Israeli-American physician.

She became a donor to conservative political groups in the United States and Israel after her 1991 marriage to American business billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

She is the current publisher of the Israel Hayom newspaper.

#8 | Susanne Klatten

NET WORTH: $24.3 BILLION

AGE: 57

IDENTIFIED AS: HOLDINGS IN ALTANA AND BMW; RICHEST WOMAN IN GERMANY

CITIZENSHIP: GERMANY

Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt, is a German wealthy heiress.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, her net worth was projected to be US$25.5 billion in May 2021, making her the richest woman in Germany.

#9 | Iris Fontbona & family

NET WORTH: $22.8 BILLION

AGE: 78

IDENTIFIED AS: MINING MAGNATE, MEDIA PROPRIETOR, PHILANTHROPIST

CITIZENSHIP: CHILE

Iris Balbina Fontbona González is a Chilean mining tycoon, media mogul, and wealthy businesswoman who is the widow of Antofagasta PLC founder Andrónico Luksic Abaroa.

She is Chile’s wealthiest person, Latin America’s fifth wealthiest person, the eighth wealthiest woman in the world, and the world’s 91st wealthiest person.

#10 | Abigail Johnson

NET WORTH: $21.2 BILLION

AGE: 60

IDENTIFIED AS: AMERICAN BUSINESSWOMAN

CITIZENSHIP: MILTON, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.

Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American entrepreneur who has amassed a fortune in the billions of dollars.

Johnson has been the president and CEO of Fidelity Investments (FMR) in the United States since 2014.

“Ned” Johnson III, her father, was chair emeritus of FMR until March 2022, when he died. Johnson’s family-controlled 49 percent of the privately held corporation as of March 2013, with Johnson controlling an estimated 24.5 percent.

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