According to howmuch.net, 2,095 individuals have made it to the world’s billionaires list! While there are more men on the list, women have also been seen climbing the list rapidly. On the first spot is Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, owner of L’Oreal with 65.9 billion dollars, on the second spot is Alice Walton with 61 billion dollars who owns 50% shares of Wal-Mart with her brothers, and on the third spot is Mackenzie Bezos with 59.6 dollars with 75% Amazon shares co-owned by the former husband.
We have listed down the top 10 richest billionaire women in the world:
1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & Family: $65.9 billion
Francoise is the world’s richest woman from Europe according to data collected in 2020 with 65.9 billion dollars. She is a French billionaire heiress whose family owns the company L’Oréal Paris. She is an author of Bible explanations and works on Jewish-Christian associations.
2. Alice Walton: $61 billion
Alice is the second richest woman in the world from North America with $61 billion. She owns 50 % of the shares of Wal-Mart with her brothers.
3. Mackenzie Bezos: $59.6 billion
MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, makes it to the third spot on the list. She co-owned 75% of the Amazon shares with her former husband. After divorce, MacKenzie took her share and entered the list of billionaires.
4. Julia Koch & Family: $55.8 billion
Julia Koch’s husband was the 7th richest man in the United States. After his death last year, Julia inherited her late husband’s 42% stake in Koch Industries. The annual revenue of Koch Industries is about $110 billion.
5. Jacqueline Mars: $41.3 billion
Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress and investor. She comes from a family who are founders of the American candy company Mars.
6. Laurene Powell Jobs & Family: $31.6 billion
Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow and heir of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. Other than that, she is a businesswoman, executive, and the founder of Emerson Collective.
7. Yang Huiyan & Family: $27.7 billion
Yang Huiyan is a Cypriot-Chinese billionaire businesswoman and property developer, the richest woman in Asia. Most of her fortune comes from the majority share of Country Garden Holdings transferred to her by her father, Yang Guoqiang, in 2007.
8. Gina Rinehart: $20.3 billion
Gina Rinehart is an Australian businesswomen. She is the chairperson of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father, Lang Hancock.
9. Susanne Klatten: $20.2 billion
Susanne Klatten is the richest woman in Germany. Most of her fortune comes from Atlanta as she inherited her father’s 50.1% stake.
10. Zhong Huijuan: $20.1 billion
Sun Piaoyang is a Chinese pharmaceutical executive and billionaire, the chairman of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine.
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