It's a fact that wealth creation and affluence are being dominated by men in the world. In the midst of this dominance, some women have still found a way to accumulate their own wealth while inheriting some from family. With it, they’ve built some of the most successful businesses around the world. And this has earned them a spot on Forbes list of the richest women in the world.
To keep you in the know of the women whose hard work and business acumen, along with family wealth has amassed them quite a fortune, Naijauto has compiled a list of the richest women in the world ranked by their net worth. You’ll also get to know the type of car they're driving. This list was generated from Forbes and Bloomberg's billionaire index and is bound to change because of the fluctuations in the stock market.
After reading this article, you will know who is the richest woman in the world. But before going into details, please have a look at a table of contents of the world's richest women.
|The richest women in the world|
|1||Francoise Bettencourt Meyers||$74.8 billion|
|2||Alice Walton||$68.1 billion|
|3||Mackenzie Scott||$62.7 billion|
|4||Julia Koch||$44.9 billion|
|5||Yang Huiyan||$30.6 billion|
|6||Jacqueline Mars||$28.9 billion|
|7||Susanne Klatten||$26.2 billion|
|8||Laurene Powell Jobs||$22.6 billion|
|9||Zhong Huijuan||$21.8 billion|
|10||Iris Fontbona||$20.6 billion|
1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (France) - net worth of $74.8 billion
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire from France. She’s an author of Bible commentaries and the heiress of Liliane Bettencourt. Her family owns the famous L’Oréal beauty care global company. Reports said she inherited one-third of the company from her mother. As the Chairwoman of L’Oréal, she has maintained the spot as the world's richest woman from 2017 to the present. As of December 2020, her net worth is $74.8 billion.
Despite being born into affluence, Francoise never indulged in the glamorous lifestyle of her socialite parents. She would rather play her piano than splash her money on exotic cars so there isn't any information on the cars she owns.
2. Alice Walton (USA) - net worth of $68.1 billion
Alice Walton is one of the women whose wealth is being attributed to her family. She’s an American heiress and daughter of Sam Walton. He’s the founder of Walmart, America’s popular retail store. The 71-year-old billionaire is an art collector, a hobby that spurred her into establishing the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
The avid art collector is living a simple life in her ranch home where she drives her 2006 Ford-150 King. The pickup truck is just perfect for a farm vehicle.
3. Mackenzie Scott (USA) - net worth of $62.7 billion
Mackenzie Scott was formerly Mackenzie Bezos. She’s the ex-wife of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. Mackenzie made it to the list of the world's richest women after her divorce in 2019.
Reports say she got a 4% stake in Amazon and it's worth about $35 billion. She’s a novelist and philanthropist who has already donated $4.2 billion in recent months.
Mackenzie got divorced last year so the cars that were always attributed to her are her ex-husband, Jeff Bezos cars. He owns a Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio worth ₦1.1 billion, Bugatti Veyron Mansory valued at ₦1.2 billion and Lamborghini Veneno sold for ₦1.8 billion.
4.Julia Koch (USA) - net worth of $44.9 billion
Americans are taking the lead in the world's richest women as we've spotted the 4th richest woman in the world, Julia Koch, who is from the county. This 57-year-old billionaire is an assistant to former designer Adolfo and the wife of late billionaire David Koch. Their family owns the second-largest private conglomerate in the US. Her husband who died last year left her and her three children a 42% stake in Koch industries
Julia Koch's choice of cars hasn't been published online as she's always chauffeur-driven.
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5. Yang Huiyan (China) - net worth of $30.6 billion
Another richest woman in the world has been spotted, this time around, from the Asian continent. Yang Huiyan is a Cypriot-Chinese businesswoman and property developer. At 39 years old, she's already the richest woman in Asia.
Her father who owns a real estate firm called Country Garden transferred 70% of the company's share to her before its public listing in 2007. Yang is the vice-chairman of the board's governing committee. In 2018, she obtained Cypriot citizenship.
Yang Huiyan is being said to be media-shy so it's hard to know the type of cars she loves driving in.
6. Jacqueline Mars (USA) - net worth of $28.9 billion
Here is another American heiress who inherited her family's fortune. Jacqueline Mars is an investor and daughter of Audrey and Forest Mars Sr. They are the founders of an American candy company called Mars. Jacqueline inherited one-third of the $35 billion candy company. She worked in the company for almost 20 years until 2016.
Jacqueline Mars owned a 2004 Porsche SUV that was involved in an accident in 2013.
7. Susanne Klatten (Germany) - net worth of $26.2 billion
Susanne Klatten is a billionaire heiress from Germany. She’s known to have financial holdings in automaker BMW and Atlanta, a pharmaceutical company. Her late mother Johanna was married to Herbert Quandt, a legendary industrialist who steered BMW to fame. She’s the richest woman in Germany and the richest person in the auto industry. Currently, she's the sole owner of Atlanta which takes in more than $2.5 billion yearly in sales.
As a BMW heiress, you don't need to be told the car brand she's driving. We know she owns a luxury car from her brand but do not know the model.
8. Laurene Powell Jobs (USA) - net worth of $22.6 billion
And here comes the iPhone heiress. Powell Jobs is a billionaire businesswoman and the widow of Apple co-founder, late Steve Jobs. She inherited some shares in Apple and Disney from her late husband which runs into billions of dollars. In 2004, she founded her own company Emerson Collective, a hybrid investment, philanthropic, and social impact firm where she has been channelling her fortune to.
As Steve Jobs widow, Powell inherited her husband's automobiles which include a Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG, Porsche 928, Porsche 911, Porsche 944, Fiat 650 Coupe, There’s also a 199 Gulfstream GV jet worth $30 million, a 2013 Gulfstream G650 jet worth $60 million and a 260 feet long Venice yacht worth $30 million.
9. Zhong Huijuan (China) - net worth of $21.8 billion
China has gotten two women from their country making it to the top 10 richest women in the world. Zhong Huijuan is the founder and chairwoman of a Chinese drug manufacturing company called Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group. The company produces psychotropic drugs used for the treatment of tumours, diabetes, and diseases of the nervous system. Zhong is said to be a self-made billionaire as she was a chemistry teacher before venturing into the pharmaceutical business. She is the richest self-made woman in Asia and the second-richest woman in Asia.
The chemistry teacher turned billionaire has no pictures of her cars posted online at the moment.
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10. Iris Fontbona (Chile) - net worth of $20.6 billion
Iris Fontbona is a businesswoman from Chile. She inherited her fortune when her husband Andronico Luksic Abaroa died in 2005. Her late husband amassed his wealth through mining and beverages. Their company Antofagasta Place, which owns copper mines in Chile, is being controlled by Iris and her sons. The 78-year-old billionaire also has a major stake in Quinenco, a conglomerate company active in beer, banking, and manufacturing.
Coming to her automobiles, Iris Fontbona's cars aren't known as no picture of them has surfaced online.
Iris Fontbona inherited her wealth from her late husband to make her Chilean's richest woman!
Despite the recent economic instability faced around the world as a result of the pandemic, some women still maintained their position on the list of the richest women in the world. Newcomers will get to be added as well.
And that's it! Hopefully, this article has answered the question of who is the richest woman in the world.
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