Tuesday, 2 June 2015

10 Richest Women In The World

10. Johanna Quandt 

Net Worth  $12.8 billion

Holds a considerable chunk of BMW stock and is on the company’s supervisory board.  Her husband, Herbert Quandt,  was a German industrialist who took over BMW and saved it from going bust. He died in 1982 leaving his fortunes to Johanna and their two children. 

9. Laurene Powell Jobs

Net Worth  $14 billion

The widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs is well-educated. Jobs is also the largest single shareholder of Disney stock, which has helped boost her net worth considerably.

8. Anne Cox Chambers

Net Worth  $15.5 billion

Anne Cox Chambers is the owner of Cox Enterprises, a privately-held media conglomerate. Inheriting the company from her father, Cox still sits on the company’s board at the age of 94, and had served as an ambassador to Belgium during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.

7. Abigail Johnson

Net Worth  $17 billion

Abigail Johnson is the president and CEO of Fidelty Investment. Fidelity was founded by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II. She joined Fidelty as an analyst and portfolio manager in 1988 and slowly worked her way up. 

6. Susanne Klatten

Net Worth  $17.4 billion

The daughter of another woman in this  list, Johanna Quandt. Klatten is the richest woman in Germany, and owns almost half of BMW along with her brother and mother. 

5. Gina Rinehart

Net Worth  $17.7 billion

Australian mining heiress Gina Rinehart is the richest individual in Australia Her father, Lang Rinehart, discovered rich iron and coal deposits in parts of Australia, building mines to extract them and becoming immensely wealthy. 

4. Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth  $20 billion
Yes, she is of the candy empire Mars. Jacqueline Mars, the daughter and granddaughter of the company’s founders and together with her brothers, Mars oversees their candy company’s continued success into the 21st century, which has brought in more than $33 billion in sales.

3. Alice Walton

Net Worth  $34.3  billion

 Alice Walton is one of the heirs to the vast Wal-Mart fortune.  She has  given billions to charity and used her wealth to support educational reform initiatives. 

2. Liliane Bettencourt

Net Worth  $34.5  billion

Bettencourt, is the daugther of founder of L’Oreal At 15 years, she was mixing shampoos and beauty products.  Now 92 years old, Bettencourt has become a philanthropist and lives in Paris.

1. Christy Walton

Net Worth  $36.7  billion

The title of the world’s richest woman belongs to Christy Walton, the widowed wife of John Walton, one of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune. She is also the 8th richest person in the world ( as of March 2015)

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