Liliane Bettencourt of France is back in the seat of richest woman in the world, and is also the 11th richest person on the Forbes list. Her fortune slipped $4 billion in the past year as shares of L’Oreal fell. But the heiress was not just a victim of the markets.
Alice Walton is the richest women in America in 2018. Once again the absolute leader is the heiress to Walmart Stores, Inc. whose net worth is incredible $40.8 billion. According to Forbes, Walton is also the richest woman in the world, after she took the place of late Liliane Bettencourt in September this year.
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. Mars inherited the shares of her family business Mars, Inc. (a confectionery company) worth $22 billion.
The richest women in the world To figure out who the richest women in the world actually are, we’re going to rely on the The World’s Billionaires list, researched and compiled by Forbes. Naturally, the names on the list will ebb and flow along with the size of their fortunes and holdings, and some of these women may find themselves completely off the list a year from now.
Laurene Powell Jobs 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.
Georgina Hope "Gina" Rinehart (née Hancock, formerly Hayward; born 9 February 1954) is an Australian mining magnate who is chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately owned mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father Lang Hancock. She is one of Australia's richest people and one of the world's richest women.
Chilean businesswoman Iris Fontbona has an estimated net worth of $17.3 billion as of January 2018. He is also the richest person in Chile and 35th in the list of World Billionaires. Fontbona has acquired her estimated net worth of $17.4 billion when she married Andronico Luksic who founded Antofagasta, one of the biggest copper mining companies in the world as well as the founder of Luksic Group.
Beate Heister has never worked for Aldi but sits, together with her husband Peter and her son Peter Max Heister, on its advisory board. She's notoriously reclusive, so few photos of her are in the public domain. Heister shares a net worth of $21.3 billion (£14.9 billion) with her brother, making them the joint 37th richest people in the world.