Both Forbes and the Bloomberg Billionaire Index considered Bettencourt the world's richest woman. Her net worth was estimated at around $44 billion. The Bettencourt family currently owns 33% of the L'Oreal Group, which is home to brands like Lancome, Garnier and La Roche-Posay.
Walmart's Alice Walton is the richest woman in the world. AP Photo/Danny Johnston Walmart heiress Alice Walton is the richest woman in the US — and the world. With an estimated net worth of $43.7 billion, she ranks 13th on the Forbes 400. Alice Walton spends her vast fortune collecting art and breeding horses.
In 2014, Forbes listed her among the 30 most powerful women in the world. 2. Jacqueline Mars – Net worth: $22 billion. The second position among the 10 wealthiest US ladies belongs to Jacqueline Mars, a 79-years old heiress and influential investor known everywhere in the world. Mrs.
Italian businesswoman Maria Franca Fissolo has an estimated net worth of $33.4 billion as of January 2018. She is best recognized as the widower of the famous Italian entrepreneur, Michele Ferrero. Her husband is known to be the founder of the chocolate manufacturing company, Ferrero SpA, which is considered as the second largest confectionery company across Europe.
The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs is worth $20.9B. Laurene has a hand in various projects over the years, from co-founding College Track, a nonprofit that helps underprivileged students, to co-founding health food company Terravera.
Gina Rinehart is Australia's richest citizen, with her wealth built on iron ore. The daughter of high profile iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock, Gina took her late father's bankrupted estate and rebuilt it into something much larger. The biggest piece of her fortune comes from Hope Downs, a joint-venture with Rio Tinto.
Johnson's share of the company is believed to be 24%, which Forbes estimated this year to be worth $13.4 billion. That makes her the 85th richest person in the world, the 11th richest woman, and the richest woman in finance, according to Forbes. While her grandfather founded Fidelity, Johnson's father took the company to the next level.