There are a total of 239 richest women on the list this year, coming from different parts of the world and various industries such as mining, real estate, banking, pharmaceutical, and others, according to Forbes ‘ listing of “The world’s billionaires.”
But let’s find out from this long list of women who earn money which was among the topmost: the richest in the category of heiresses and self-educated magnates and what made them worthy of the coveted multimillion-dollar mark.
When you look at the list of the richest women in the world, the first thing that comes to mind is that your fortune is almost given to you. Of course, the Waltons, Mars, and Heinekens are not outsiders on the list, but describing their fortune as inheritance alone is not fair. Second, with the same condescension, we do not rule out the world’s richest men as easily as we do with women.
Without leadership and guts, the richest women would not be on this list today. There are few cases in which we hear infamous inheritance fights that destroy the next generation’s wealth, but these women have not only been able to preserve their wealth but have also been able to make it grow.
Net Worth: $45.6 Billion
Sam Walton’s daughter, Alice Walton, is the founder of one of the most successful retail chains in the world, Walmart. Alice is the heiress of fortune to Walmart. He also founded Llama Company in 1988 but has been closed ever since.
Net worth: $49.3 Billion
French heiress of L’Oréal’s cosmetic fortune owns 33 percent of the business together with her family. A 65-year-old woman has inherited her fortune from her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, who died at the age of 94 in September 2017. The two had split in 2007 and started a lengthy discussion.
Net worth: $27 billion
As the heiress of the world’s largest baker, Mars Inc., Jacqueline Mars literally lives the sweetness of life. She currently owns roughly one-third of the company, which is the same as that of her brother. Besides being the heir to the world-renowned candy company, Mars is also an active philanthropist and owner of some of the best event horses in the USA.
Maria Franca Fissolo
Net Worth: $32.3 Billion
Maria Franca Fissolo is an Italian billionaire and the owner of Ferrero SpA, Europe’s second-largest pastry company.
Net Worth: $35.6 Billion
The 48-year-old woman has four children with Amazon’s founder, whom she had married after meeting in 1993 while working in a hedge fund.
The Californian, after joining as an accountant, she was one of the first employes at Amazon. He wrote two well-qualified books of fiction and received training from author Toni Morrison, who said he was one of his best students.
Net Worth: $22.4 billion
This year, Yang has made quite a few accomplishments: she earned $2 billion in the first four business days of 2018, remains China’s richest woman for six consecutive years, and also turned 37. As vice president of Country Garden Holdings, the real estate development company, the figures aren’t completely surprising, especially since she owns 57 percent of the company’s shares.
But the Chinese heiress ‘ fortune does not revolve around real-estate family affairs. Yang also operates Bright Scholar Education Holdings, the organization which is responsible for running the largest international K-12 schools in China.
Net Worth: $24.4 Billion
When we looked at statistics on Forbes, Johanna Quandt was still listed as one of the world’s richest women. Johanna died in 2015, however, and her daughter Susanne inherited both the fortune and her father’s inheritance.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Net worth: $18.6 billion
After the death of her husband, widow of Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, she and her family inherited $20 billion in shares at Apple and Disney.
The 55-year-old man has since invested part of the money in journalism, acquiring a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine, as well as investing in Mother Jones and ProPublica’s nonprofit publications.