Top 10 Women Billionaires in the World – Research Snipers

Top 10 Women Billionaires in the World

In this article read about the present Top 10 Women Billionaires in the World. 

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

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Net Worth: $48.1 billion

L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt died in September 2017 at the age of 94 and left her daughter as the richest woman billionaire in the world. The fortune owned by Meyers is because she has 33% stake in the cosmetic giant L’oreal. L’oreal was founded in 1909 by Eugene Schueller, the grandfather of Bettencourt. The stakes of L’oreal were passed in the family from Schueller to Liliane and now to Francoise.

Alice Walton

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Net worth: $46 billion

Alice Walton is the currently the second richest woman billionaire in the world. She is the only daughter of the founder of Walmart Sam Walton. As the Walmart’s share went up by 43%, Alice fortune increased from $33.8 billion to $46 billion in one year. Alice also founded the Llama Company in 1988 but it closed down.

Walton said, “One of the great responsibilities that I have is to manage my assets wisely so that they create value.”

Yang Huiyan

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Net Worth: $24.3 billion

Owning 57% of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings Huiyan is presently the third richest woman in the world. Her fortune was transferred to her by her father Yeung Kwok Keung. Yang also chairs a Chinese education company called Bright Scholar Education Holdings.

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Jacqueline Mars

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Net Worth: $24.3 billion

Jacqueline Mars is the one-third owner of largest candy maker in the world Mars. Mars worked for the company for 20 years and was a member of the board from 2016. Presently she works on six boards including that of Smithsonian and the National Archives

Susanne Klatten

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Net Worth: $22.6 billion

The fifth richest female in the world and the richest in Germany is Susanne Klatten. She inherited stakes in the automaker giant BMW and is also the owner of SGL and Altana

Susanne Klatten, who has a $22.6 billion fortune primarily thanks to her inherited stake in automaker BMW. Johanna Quandt passed away in 2015 and Susanne inherited the fortune along with gaining her father’s inheritance.

Laurence Powell Jobs

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Net Worth: $20 billion

The widow of Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs is the 7th richest female in the world. She is the founder of Emerson Collective. It is an organization that supports entrepreneurship and help the needy students. Another non-profit organization that she co-founded was College Track. In 2017 she bought a major stake in a magazine and website called The Atlantic

Gina Rinehart

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Net Worth: $17.6 billion

Gina is the richest citizen in Australia with her fortune built on iron ore. She is the daughter of highly popular iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock. Gina rebuilt her father’s bankrupted estate and made it turned it into something much bigger and significant.

Iris Fontbona

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Net worth: $16.9 billion

The widow of Andrónico Luksic is the 8th richest woman in the world. Luksic built a fortune in mining and beverages. He died in 2005 because of cancer. He left his fortune to Fontbona and his three sons Jean-Paul, Andronico and Guillermo Luksic. Guillermo died of lung cancer in 2013.

Abigail Johnson

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Net worth: $16.7 billion

The grandfather of Johnson Edward Johnson II founded mutual fund giant Fidelity Investments in the year 1946. Abigail owns 24.5% stake of the company making her the 9th richest woman in the world, presently.

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken & family

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Net worth: $15.4 billion

As Charlene owns 23% stake in Heineken she has become one of the richest women in the world. She inherited stake from her late father Freddy Heineken in 2002.