The 10 Richest Women in the World
Business is a girl’s best friend, not diamonds. At least, that’s true for the wealthiest women on the planet.
#10 Johanna Quandt
Net worth: $12.8 billion
Johanna Quandt of Germany owns almost 50% of luxury automobile manufacturer BMW.
#9 Laurene Powell Jobs
Net worth: $14 billion
Laurene Powell Jobs is the largest individual Disney shareholder. Much like her late husband Steve Jobs, she is a fierce business executive. Jobs co-founded natural foods company Terravera. Her resume includes Achieva, Merril Lynch and Goldman Sachs.
#8 Anne Cox Chambers
Net worth: $15.5 billion
Anne Cox Chambers is the majority owner of Cox Enterprises, a privately held media conglomerate. She was also ambassador to Belgium during the Carter presidency and holds a French Legion of Honor. She’s currently an astonishing 94 years old.
#7 Abigail Johnson
Net worth: $17.3 billion
Abigail Johnson is in the running for CEO of Fidelity Investments. Fidelity is one of the largest mutual fun companies in America. She currently serves as the president of Fidelity Financial Services.
#6 Susanne Klatten
Net worth: $17.4 billion
Susanne Klatten (seen in photo) is an economist and controller for Altana, a chemical manufacturer. She is the richest woman in Germany. As the daughter of Johanna Quandt, Klatten owns shares in partial ownership of BMW.
#5 Gina Rinehart
Net worth: $17.7 billion
Gina Rinehart is the richest person in Australia. She inherited her fortune from her father, who was involved in ore and coal projects.
#4 Jacqueline Badger Mars
Net worth: $20 billion
Jacqueline Badger Mars is heir to the largest candy company on the planet, Mars. She is the third-generation heir, and shares the company with her two brothers.
#3 Alice Walton
Net worth: $34.3 billion
Alice Walton is of the Wal-Mart Waltons. She is a philanthropist and founder Sam Walton’s only daughter.
#2 Liliane Bettencourt
Net worth: $34.5 billion
Liliane Bettencourt is the queen of L’Oreal cosmetics. Although she no longer runs the company, she still reaps the rewards of the cosmetic giant’s continue success on the stock market.
#1 Christy Walton
Net worth: $36.7 billion
Christy Walton is the richest woman in the world as of 2014. Although she is the widow of the late John Walton, she also owns 40% of First Solar Inc., the largest American solar-panel maker. This business venture has pushed her wealth ahead of the Walton pack.