Richest women in the world

After the death of the heiress of L’Oreal, Liliane Bettencourt, these are the richest women in the world.

Laurene Powell Jobs (Apple, Disney) – $18.8 billion

Laurene is Steve Jobs’s widow. She’s also an American businesswoman, executive and philanthropist.

She’s a shareholder in huge companies such as The Walt Disney Company and, of course, Apple, Inc.


Yan Huiyan (Country Garden Holdings) – $21.9 billion

Yang Huiyan, the youngest in our list, is a Chinese property developer and the majority shareholder (55%) of Country Garden Holdings, which makes her the richest woman in Asia.


Jacqueline Mars (Mars, Inc) – $23.2 billion

Who hasn’t eaten a Mars bar? With a net worth of $23.2 billion, Jacqueline Mars is one of the richest women in the world. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated.

After the Waltons, they’re also one of the richest families.


Susanne Klatten (BMW) – $25.1 billion

Susanne Klatten is a German heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. As of March 2018, her net worth was US$25.1 billion, making her not only the richest woman in Germany (with holdings in Altana and BMW) but also the 38th richest person in the world.


Alice Walton (Walmart) – $33.8 billion

Alice Walton is currently the richest woman in the world and part of the richest family in the world, the Waltons, who own half of the biggest retail company, Walmart.

Their fortunes combined surpass that of tech moguls such as Bill Gates and even Jeff Bezos.


Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (L’Oreal) – $46.5 billion

Some magazines list Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Liliane Betancourt’s only child and heiress, as the richest woman in the world since the death of her mother, owner of the cosmetics firm L’Oreal.


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