#1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $43.2 Billion
Meyers and her family own 33% of L’Oreal stock. After her mother’s death in 2017, she became the sole heiress of the fortune. Her mother was also the richest woman in the world.
#2. Alice Walton – $41.5 Billion
Heir of Walmart founder Sam Walton, Alice is the second richest woman in the world. She started her career as a money manager, however, moved on to curating art.
#3. Susanne Klatten – $25 Billion
As on January 2018, this 55-year-old became the richest person in Germany. Her investments include 19.2% stake in BMW. She is an economist with an MBA.
#4. Jacqueline Mars – $24.9 Billion
Yes, she is related to the founder of chocolate company Mars Inc; she is the granddaughter of the founder. She has not only worked with Mars for 20 years, she is also a board member. She is also a generous philanthropist.
#5. Yang Huiyan – $24.2 Billion
Yang is the richest woman in Asia. She is a major shareholder of Country Garden Holdings with whopping 55% stake.
#6. Laurene Powell Jobs -$19.5 Billion
Laurene is the founder of Laurene Powell Jobs. The company is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for policy reforms for education, immigration, and environmental causes. She is a widow of Steve Jobs.
#7.Gina Rinehart – $17.2 Billion
This Australian mining mogul is one of the richest people in Australia.
#8. Iris Fontbona – $16.4 Billion
Iris is the wealthiest person in Chile. The Fontbona family control around 65% of Antofagasta, a mining company.
#9. Abigail Johnson – $16.4 Billion
Abigail is the CEO and President of Fidelity Investments, a US investment firm. She has full control of the firm.
#10. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken – $16.1 Billion
Heineken International is the second largest beer brewery in the world. Charlene holds 25% of controlling interest in the company, making her one of the richest women in the UK.
#16. Savitri Jindal – $8.1 Billion
Widow of Om Prakash Jindal, Savitri has full control of the Jindal Power & Steel. Making the richest Indian woman on the list.