There are a few names like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who are known worldwide among the richest people in the world. Those people have had a such a great reputation through the success of their business, which mostly are global business like the Microsoft. However, if you category it to only female, have you wondered who those richest women are in the world? To me, that is really interesting because not many people have known that. And, after my research, here is the list of those richest women the world has noticed.
1. Liliane Bettencourt
Born in 1922, Liliane Bettencourt is a well known business woman. She has been so successful with her company, L’Oreal Group. This is a French cosmetic and beauty company which is the largest one of its type in the world. Currently, Liliane Bettencourt is major shareholder of this company. As of February 2014, she is estimated to own over $34 billion. That makes her the richest among other females.
2. Christy Walton
Christy Walton is the second richest woman in the world and the number 1 richest woman in the United States with a net worth of $ 28. 2 billion. The main source of her wealth is from her share ownership in the Walmart. She is actually a widow of a son of Sam Walton, who is the founder of Walmart. The total wealth she has now is around $28.2 billion.
3. Alice Walton
Alice Walton is another member in the Walton family. She is a daughter of Sam Walton. She is also playing an important role her father founded Wal-Mart. As estimated her total wealth is $ 26.3
4. Iris Fontbona
Iris Fontbona is another incredible woman in the world business. Her origin is from Croatia, and she is a Chilean business woman. Within the border of Chilly, she is the richest person in the country. Born in 1926, she has passed away since 2005. According to Forbes, her wealth was estimated to be $17.5 billion.
5. Georgina Rinehart
Totally, she is the owner of her $ 17 billion. That makes her the fifth richest person in the world, and wealthiest person in Australia. Of course, having made such a big money, she must be a business woman. Her company has a lot to do with the mining industry in Australia. she is also known to be the Chairperson of the Hancock Prospecting group.
6. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars also owns a wealth of about $ 17 billion. Born in 1939, she is the daughter of Forrest Mars who is the founder of the American candy company called Mars. That is also where she has own her wealth. Though she was born in such a rich family, but she is very smart and trying very hard to have accumulated that wealth.
7. Susanne Klatten
With her total wealth of $14.3 billion, Susanne Katten is the richest person in Germany and the 7th richest women in the world in our list. She is so lucky to have a big financial foundation after her father’s death. She has inherited 50.1 % of all the shares of her father pharmaceutical company called, Altana. With her high education and talent in business, it has brought her this far to her career.
8. Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson is currently the president and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Investment, which was founded by her father, Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III. With her great talent in business and opportunity to site in a high position of that big company, it allows her to have gained a great deal of wealth of $ 12.7 billion, making her one of the richest women in our list.
9. Miuccia Prada
Miuccia Prada is a fashion designer and entrepreneur in Italy. She is known to be the very important person behind the creation of Miu Miu and Prada. This woman is indeed the granddaughter of Mario Prada, and she has taken charge of her family company since 1978. She has done a great job over there. And, her current wealth is estimated to be $12.4 billion.
10. Anne Cox Chambers
The last one in our list is the businesswoman in media industry, Anne Cox Chambers. She has been in this her father company for over 33 years already. She has made many important contribution to bring the company to what it is like these days. That company is Cox Enterprises, the media company which includes Telvision, Newspaper, and Radio. And, the estimated total wealth of her is $ 12 billion.