Richest Woman In
The World

Here is a list of the top 10 richest woman in the world.

1. Christy Walton Net Worth $36 Billion, USA

Christy Walton is the daughter in law of Sam Walton, the Wal Mart founder. Wife of the late John Walton, she inherits his personal fortune upon his death. The rise of Wal Mart's stock price has catapulted her to overtake Liliane Bettencourt as the world's richest woman.


christy walton

2. Alice Walton Net Worth $34 Billion

Alice Walton is the heiress and daughter of Wal Mart founder Sam Walton. She is the Chairman of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Alice along with her brothers Jim and S.Robson are one of the richest people in America and in the world

alice walton

3. Liliane Bettencourt Net Worth $33 Billion, France

The daughter of  Eugène Schueller founder of  L'Oréal, one of the world's largest cosmetics and beauty companies. She is one of the principal shareholders of L'Oréal inheriting her father's fortune.

Liliane Bettencourt

4. Iris Fontbona Net Worth $17.4 Billion, Chile

Iris Fontbona was the wife of  Andronico Luksic the Chilean Billionaire who died of cancer in 2005. He left his fortune to his wife and three sons. The family controls Antofagasta, one of the world's largest copper miners. She is also the richest person in Chile.

Iris Fontbona

5. Jacqueline Mars Net Worth $18 Billion, USA

Jacqueline Mars and her brothers John and Forrest Jr are the heir to the Mars Candy empire. They are the 3rd generation and inherited their father's wealth upon his death. Mars is one of the largest candy makers in the world.

Jacqueline Mars

6. Gina Rinehart Net Worth $17 Billion, Australia

Gina Rinehart is the heiress of mining tycoon Lang Hancock. She inherited her father's wealth in 1992 and expanded her empire by buying large stakes in Fairfax Media and Ten Networkd Holdings. She is the richest person in Australia.

gina rinehart

7. Susanne Klatten Net Worth $14.3 Billion, Germany 

Susanne Klatten owns a 12.6% stake in automobile maker BMW. She inherited this fortune from her late father Herbert Quandt. Susanne together with her brother and mother owns nearly 50% of BMW.

Susanne Klatten

8. Abigail Johnson Net Worth $12.7 Billion, USA

Abigail Johnson is the granddaughter of Fidelity Investments founder Edward C. Johnson II. Abigail is the president of Fidelity Financial Services, her father  Edward C. (Ned) Johnson III is the current CEO of Fidelity Investments. The Johnson family owns a 49% stake in the company.

abigail johnson

9. Miuccia Prada Net Worth $12.4 Billion, Italy

Her family name Prada is synonymous which luxury handbags and goods. She is the  youngest granddaughter of Mario Prada, founder of the fashion company. Miuccia runs the company with her husband Patrizio Bertelli.

Miuccia Prada

10. Anne Cox Chambers, Net Worth $12 Billion, USA

Anne is the daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox. Cox Enterprises is a privately held media empire that includes newspapers television, radio, cable television, and other businesses.

Anne Cox Chambers

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