10 Richest Women Today

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The following women of today all have something in common, they have more money than they can spend! That isn’t such a bad thing considering the richest women in the world are powerful individuals who inherited their fortunes from family or through marriage, but the women went above and beyond their inheritance and continued succeeding in the business. 

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1. Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth: $39.3B

Origin of wealth: L’Oreal

2. Alice Walton

Net worth: $34.3B

Origin of wealth: Wal-Mart

3. Jacqueline Mars

Net worth: $27.2B

Origin of wealth: Candy

4. Maria Franca Fissolo

Net worth: $25.3B

Origin of wealth: Nutella, chocolates

5. Susanne Klatten

Net worth: $20.5B

Origin of wealth: BMW, pharmaceuticals

6. Laurene Powell Jobs

Net worth: $20.2B

Origin of wealth: Apple, Disney

7. Gina Rinehart

Net worth: $14.5B

Origin of wealth: Mining

8. Abigail Johnson

Net worth: $14.4B

Origin of wealth: Money management

9. Iris Fontbona

Net worth: $13.1B

Origin of wealth: Mining

10. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Net worth: $12.7B

Origin of wealth: Heineken


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You may recognize some of these ladies as the household names behind some of your favorite brands — Liliane Bettencourt of L’Oreal, Alice Walton of Wal-Mart, Jacqueline Mars of Mars Candy and Maria Franca Fissolo of Nutella. Others made their mark in the mining industry and pharmaceutical and finance fields.

Four of the 10 wealthiest women — Alice Walton, Jacqueline Mars, Laurene Powell Jobs and Abigail Johnson — hail from the U.S., while some of the other notable figures call France, Australia, Netherlands, Chile, Germany and Italy home.

We pulled the top net worths from the Forbes World’s Billionaires list, which holds an updated, real-time ranking of the richest people all over in the world.

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