Most of the time we see in magazines, such as Forbes, men as being the richest people in the world. However, there are also many women which have made a big fortune one way or another. Here is a top of the wealthiest women in the world.
Bettencourt is the daughter of the L’Oreal founder, Eugene Schueller. She is the richest woman in the world and the 12th wealthiest person overall.
Christy Walton is the widow of the Wal-Mart heir, John Walton. Wal-mart is the largest retailer in the world with more than 5100 stores and serving millions of people daily.
Alice is the sister of the late John Walton and her fortune of $16.6 billion makes her the 26th wealthiest person in the world.
Abigail Johnson’s $13 billion fortune is an inheritance which comes from Fidelity Investments, America’s largest mutual fund company which has been funded by her grandfather in 1946.
Anne inherited $12.6 billion from her family media firm Cox Enterprises which includes 17 newspapers, 15 TV stations, 79 radio stations and also cable systems.
Together with her hree children, she inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval after her husband Gad Rausing’s death. Her net worth is estimated at about $11 billion.
Mars is the granddaughter of Franc Mark who fouded the American candy company Mars Incorporated. With her share of the company, she is worth $14.0 billion.
Ms. Huiyan is the wealthiest person in Mainland China, with a net worth of about $9 billion being a majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings.
Together with her son, she is the owner of the world’s largest producer of roller bearings. Her wealth was evaluated at about $8.7 billion.
Ms. Klatten’s fortune comes from a 12.5% stake in BMW cars and a 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical manufacturer Altana from her late faher, Herbert Quandt.