Wealthiest Women – The Top 10 Noteworthy Women In The World

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Wealthiest Women – The Top 10 Noteworthy Women In The World

Just as there are wealthy men, there is also a growing number of highly successful women who are achieving remarkable feats and gaining worldwide recognition. It is evident that the count of women billionaires is increasing.

Here are the profiles of some noteworthy women who are currently billionaires:

1. Francoise Bettencourt MeyersWorld's richest woman, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers gains $12 billion in 6  months - Nairametrics

Francoise Bettencourt holds the title of the wealthiest woman globally, with an estimated net worth of $94.9 billion. Her family possesses a 33% stake in L’Oreal, a company that has experienced remarkable growth over the past decade. Having served on the board since 1997, Bettencourt Meyers currently holds the position of chairperson in this renowned cosmetics firm. She also ranks 9th among the richest individuals in the world.

2. Alice WaltonPhilanthropist Alice Walton discusses her interest in healthcare reform -  Talk Business & Politics

Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, secures the second position among the top 10 richest women in the world, with a net worth of $61.3 billion. While she has a notable association with Walmart, her primary focus lies in the realm of art curation. With a personal art collection worth hundreds of millions of dollars, she has established herself as a prominent figure in the art world. This year, she holds the 20th position among billionaires globally.

3. Julia Koch & FamilyHow Julia Koch became one of the richest women in the world: the widow of  billionaire David Koch inherited a family net worth of over US$60 billion  ... and a very impressive

This year, Julia Koch enters the list of billionaires at the third position, boasting a net worth of $59 billion. Her inclusion comes after inheriting a 42% stake in Koch Industries from her late husband, David Koch, who passed away in August 2019 at the age of 79. Born in Iowa, Koch relocated to New York in the 1980s. Prior to her inheritance, she worked as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo.

4. Jacqueline MarsProposed Biden Tax Could Cost Virginia Billionaires | Falls Church, VA Patch

Jacqueline Mars holds the position of the fourth richest woman globally, with a net worth of $38.3 billion. She possesses an approximate one-third ownership stake in Mars, the largest candy maker in the world, which was established by her grandfather. Mars dedicated almost two decades of her career to the company, and she served on its board until 2016.

5. Miriam Adelson5 things to know about Miriam Adelson - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Miriam Adelson, an American physician and billionaire, boasts a net worth of $37.7 billion. Notably, she provided financial support to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and has been a significant contributor to conservative political causes in both the United States and Palestine.

6. Mackenzie ScottBillionaire MacKenzie Scott files for divorce from second husband | US news  | The Guardian

Mackenzie Scott, an acclaimed author and the former spouse of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, secured a place on the billionaires list in 2023, with a net worth of $29.5 billion. After being married to Jeff Bezos for 25 years, they divorced in the middle of 2019. As part of the divorce agreement, Jeff transferred 25% of his Amazon shares to Mackenzie, which accounted for 4% of the company’s total ownership.

7 Gina RinehartBillionaire Gina Rinehart lashes out at Labor's budget and calls for 'more  mines' | news.com.au — Australia's leading news site

Gina, the Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned company specializing in mineral exploration and extraction, possesses a net worth of $26.9 billion. She holds the distinction of being Australia’s wealthiest individual, with her wealth peaking at approximately A$29 billion in 2012. Despite dropping out of an Economics program at the University of Sydney, Rinehart has garnered recognition and is included in Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women globally.

8. Susanne Klatten56: Susanne Klatten | Business Insider India

Susanne Klatten, the eighth wealthiest woman globally, possesses a net worth of $24.6 billion. She holds a significant ownership stake of 19.2% in the renowned automotive giant BMW. Additionally, Klatten serves as the sole owner and deputy chairman of Atlanta, a prominent company operating in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.

9. Iris Fontbona & familyIris Fontbona and Family - $17.4 billion | Mining Digital

Fontbona and her children have a controlling interest in Antofagasta Plc, a company that owns copper mines in Chile and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. She also possesses a majority stake in Quiñenco, a Chilean conglomerate involved in banking, beer, and manufacturing that is publicly traded. With a net worth of $22.8 billion, she has achieved significant financial success in these ventures.

10. Abigail JohnsonAbigail Johnson is the world's richest in finance, manages a $5 trillion  investment company - Nairametrics

Abigail Johnson ranked as the tenth wealthiest woman globally, is a prominent businesswoman and serves as the president of Fidelity Investments, an American investment firm. With a Harvard Business School education under her belt, Johnson has achieved a notable net worth of $21.6 billion.

Jael Okwuchukwu
Jael Okwuchukwu
I am Okwuchukwu Jael, a writer, educator, and musician from Enugu State. Teaching, both academic and musical, is a passion of mine, and I specialize as a Western pianist. Currently, I am employed as a blogger at Writer's King LTD, combining my love for writing and desire to share knowledge with a broader audience.

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