When we think about the richest of the world, men come to mind. But in past few years, things have changed. There are many women in almost every field who are paving their way to the top in this male dominated society. Along with richest men in the world, women are also making a mark for themselves. Some of them have inherited the money and took that business to new heights while some of them made an empire own their own. On the occasion of women’s day, we have compiled the list of richest women around the world as of 2018. Some of them have climbed the ladder of success through hard choices, dedication, and hard work.
Richest Women Around the World 2018
1 – Alice Walton ($46 Billion)
Alice Louse Walton was born on October 7, 1949. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton. She has inherited the wealth from their parents and shares it with her siblings. As of 2018, she is the richest woman in the world with the massive wealth of $46 Billion and the 18th richest person in the world.
2 – Françoise Bettencourt Meyers ($42.2 Billion)
3 – Susanne Klatten ($25 Billion)
Susanne Klatten is the richest women in Germany. She was born on 28 April 1962. She inherited all the wealth from her parents Herber Quandt and Johanna Quandt. Susanne Klatten, along with her brother owns half of the BMW shares. Susanne Klatten has also the investment in wind energy and chemical manufacturing. As of March 2018, she is the third richest woman in the world with the estimated worth of over $25.0 Billion.
4 – Jacqueline Mars ($23.6 Billion)
Jacqueline Mars is an American businesswoman, investor, and heiress. She was born on 10 October 1939. Her massive wealth of $23.6 Billion comes from Mars Inc. ( Yes that candy bar company). She along with her brother inherited the company after the death of their father in 1999. As of March 2018, she is the 4th richest women and 32 richest people in the world.
5 – Yang Huiyan ($21.9 Billion)
Yang Huiyan maybe the youngest billionaire in richest women around the world as of 2018. She is Chinese property developer and the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings. Yang Huiyan is the richest woman in Asia. She is also the 5th in richest women in the world with the wealth of massive $21.9 Billion. She inherited all her wealth from her father who is also among the richest in Asia.
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6 – Laurene Powell Jobs ( $18.8 Billion )
Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of late Apple Founder and CEO Steve Jobs. She was born on November 6, 1963. She is businesswomen, philanthropist ( Laurene Powell Jobs Trust.) and has many ventures dedicated to helping children and students. ( Emerson Collective, College Track).
She also has shares in Apple Inc (Worth $38.5 Million) and holds 8% shares in Disney($11.1 Million) as well. As of March 2018, It was estimated that she worth $18.8 Billion. In Apple Inc, she works from behind the curtains and focuses more on philanthropy work.
7 – Gina Rinehart ($17.4 Billion)
Gina Rinehart was born on 9 February 1954 and she is one of the richest people in Australia. She is the chairman of Hancock Prospecting. Gina Rinehart inherited all her worth from her father. She holds the 76.6% share in the company. After the boom in the mining industry in 2006, she became the billionaire in 2006. Smart investments and diversified the business was also the part to increasing the massive empire. Due to slow down in the mining industry in the recent year her worth has dropped since but she is still among the most powerful women in the world (According to Forbes).
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8 – Iris Fontbona ($16.3 Billion)
Iris Fontbona was born in 1942 and she is the richest woman in Chile. She is the widow of Antonio Andrónico Luksic Abaroa (Chile Businessman). Iris Fontbona is also the fifth richest person in Latin America and 101st wealthiest person in the world. As of March 2018, her wealth was estimated at around $16.3 billion. Investment in the energy sector and has shares in largest brewer in Chile are also a major factor in their wealth. She is also known for her philanthropy work. Back in 2015, she donated $4.3 million to the children with disability
9 – Abigail Johnson($15.9 Billion)
Abigail Jhonson was born on December 19, 1961. She is a businesswoman and a Harvard alumnus. Abigail started her career as a portfolio manager. She became the powerful woman in world and USA. She owns 49% shares in Fidelity International. As of March 2018, her worth was almost $15.9 billion making her one of the richest women in the world in 2018.
10 – Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken ($15.8 Billion)
List of richest women around the world is incomplete without Charlene De Carvalho-Heineken. She is a Dutch businesswoman, she was born on June 30, 1954. Charlene De Carvalho-Heineken is the controlling owner of the second largest brewer in the world Heineken International. She holds 25% stakes in the Heineken International. Charlene De Carvalho-Heineken is among the richest women in the UK with the net worth of over $15.8 Billion.
Conclusion – Richest Women Around the World
These were some of the most powerful and richest women in the world. They have inherited the money and took that position to new heights. They made some smart investments and how can we forget the philanthropy efforts by them. Let us know what did you think of this post. If you have any questions or queries let us know in the comment section below. If you found this article interesting, do share it with your loved ones.