In a male-dominated society, it is easy to forget that women nowadays are equal to or better than males in terms of intelligence and ability. They are also progressive, and the majority of them are even questioning the authority of males in their lives. Yes, there are no female billionaires among the world’s top ten wealthiest people, but they are performing exceptionally well in every profession.
10 Richest Women In The World:
1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Francoise was born on the 10th of July 1953 in the French town of Neuilly-sur-Seine. A staunch Catholic by upbringing, she has produced several books on Jewish-Christian ties as well as Bible commentaries despite her religious upbringing. Her grandpa, Eugene Schueller, was the creator of L’Oreal, and she inherited the family business.
Furthermore, she became embroiled in a long-running dispute when, in 2008, she filed a lawsuit against Francois-Marie Banier, alleging that he had stolen money from her mother. But later in the year, she reported that they had reached an out-of-court settlement. Unfortunately, her mother passed away in September 2017 when her net worth was estimated to be over $39.5 billion, which resulted in Francoise being named one of the world’s top 20 wealthiest women in 2017. As of right now, she is the wealthiest woman on the planet.
2. Alice Walton
Walton was born on the 7th of October, 1949, in Newport, Arkansas, and grew up with her three brothers in the town. She started the Llama Company in 1988 and served as its president, chairman, and chief executive officer. In addition, she relocated to Texas after her firm was forced to dissolve in 1998. In 2011, she established an art museum in the state of Arkansas.
Her marriages have reportedly ended in divorce in each of her previous marriages, according to the rumors. First and foremost, she married a Louisiana investment banker when she was 24 years old, but the marriage ended in divorce after two and a half years. Later, she married a contractor who worked on the construction of her swimming pool, but that marriage did not survive long either, and they were both divorced shortly after they were united in marriage.
3. MacKenzie Scott (former Bezos)
Scott was born on April 7, 1970, in the city of San Francisco, California, United States. She is unquestionably the third richest woman on the planet, and she is also the 20th richest person on the planet. Princeton University awarded her a bachelor’s degree in English in 1992, and she went on to further her education.
Not only that, but she is also married to Jeff Bezos, the creator of Blue Origin as well as Amazon. A lengthy and peaceful marriage of 25 years came to an end in 2019 when the couple decided to split. She and Jeff have three kids, as well as an adopted daughter from China. Furthermore, she was a generous philanthropist, and in May of this year, she made a vow to donate the majority of her money to charitable causes. Furthermore, she gave around $1.7 billion to 116 non-profit organizations in July of this year.
4. Julia Koch
Julia Koch, also known as Julia Flesher Koch, was born on April 12, 1962, and is an American actress. Due to the fact that her husband, David Koch, died in 2019 when he was the seventh richest person in the United States, his money was divided among his three children and her wife. Her husband’s firm was also left to her as an inheritance, resulting in her becoming the world’s richest woman in 2020 with a net worth of around $53 billion.
However, she has done a great deal of philanthropic work with her husband over the years, the most of which has been providing money to deserving organizations. They have together contributed around $10 million to Stanford Children’s Hospital and $10 million to Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
5. Yang Huiyan
Huiyan was born in 1981 in Shunde, Guangdong, China, and she currently holds around 55% of the shares in his father’s firm, Country Garden Holdings, which he founded. She is also the 24th wealthiest person in China, and she is the youngest billionaire in Asia, along with the richest woman in the world, thanks to her achievement.
Aside from that, she is also the daughter of Chinese entrepreneur Yang Guoqiang, who serves as the chairman and founder of Country Garden Group, which she founded. In June of this year, her net worth was estimated to be over $21.2 billion. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art/Science, and she now lives in New York City. She married her spouse, Chen Chong, in 2006; according to reports, the pair does not have children and does not want to have children in the future.
6. Jacqueline Mars
Mars was born on October 10, 1939, and she graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College in 1961, earning her bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She is the heiress of Mars since she is a member of the Mars family, and she is the daughter of Mars. Furthermore, her parents started the firm, and she now owns a portion of the corporation together with her two brothers. Her net worth was projected to be approximately $23.5 billion in 2019, making her the 18th richest person in the United States.
Nonetheless, despite the fact that her parents owned the firm, she worked there as the Food Product Group President until she was forced to quit in 2001. She married David H. Badger in 1961 and they went on to have three children together. However, she divorced him in 1984, and in 1986, she married Harold Hank Vogel, with whom she remained for eight years until divorcing him again.
7. Susanne Klatten
Klatten was born on April 28, 1962, in the German city of Bad Homburg. She worked as an account executive at the advertising firm Young & Rubicam from 1981 until 1983. Later, she enrolled in a marketing study at the University of Buckingham, where she received valuable business expertise from her previous employment in London. After that, upon her father’s death, she acquired around 50.1 percent of Altana’s stock options.
Furthermore, she made additional investments in the firm, purchasing the entirety of Altana and SKion. Unfortunately, her mother passed away in 2015 and left her with her shares in BMW; her father also owned 12.50 percent of the company’s stock; as a result, she now owns a total of 19.2 percent of the company’s stock. Her marriage to Jan Klatten, with whom she has three children, took place in 1990. The couple, on the other hand, just split in 2018.
8. Fan Hongwei
Hengli’s Holding Company chairman Chen Jianhua is married to Fan Jianhua, who is also a millionaire and the wife of Chen Jianhua. The family resides in the Chinese province of Wujiang. Fan is a self-made lady who possesses extensive expertise in her field, which has assisted her in the development of her company.
She was also named the 29th richest person in China and the 266th billionaire in the world, according to Forbes magazine. Her daughter has likewise followed in her mother’s footsteps and aims to be as successful as her mother is in her career. Furthermore, with a net worth of $22.1 billion, she has managed to secure a spot on the list of the world’s top 20 wealthiest women for the year 2022, according to Forbes.
9. Iris Fontbona
Iris was born in 1942 and is the wealthiest person in Chile, as well as the fifth wealthiest person in Latin America and the 91st wealthiest person in the world. She is also the richest person in the globe. The loss of her spouse in 2005 resulted in her accumulating a substantial sum of cash. Aside from her professional accomplishments, she is well-known for her humanitarian efforts, which include a $3.9 million donation to the annual Chilean Telethon, which benefits children with physical limitations.
In addition, she made a donation of $5.5 million to a charitable event. Furthermore, the firm she inherited from her late husband is mostly controlled by her son, who is the majority shareholder. However, in the view of the company’s employees, her judgments concerning the company’s future still have a greater significance.
10. Laurene Powell Jobs
Powell was born on the 6th of November, 1963, in the town of West Milford, New Jersey, United States of America. Among her many accomplishments is the founding of Emerson Collective, a nonprofit organization dedicated to investing and humanitarian endeavors. Her marriage to Apple’s CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs (who was also its chairman) took place in 1991, and she has two children with him.
Furthermore, when Steve died in 2011, he gave his wife the shares of The Walt Disney Company and Apple Inc, which were valued at around $11.1 billion and $38.5 million, respectively, when he died. Powell made a $2 million donation to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, and then assisted her in raising an additional $4 million for her campaign. In addition, she contributed around $600,000 to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in 2020.