It is evident that whenever someone asks for the richest personalities on earth, our mind quickly goes to names like Warren Buffet, Bill Gate and the others. It is so bad that when one gets asked for the richest women in the world, our minds go blank and start asking search engines for help.
Do you know that we have hundreds of billionaire women in this age as much as the men? According to Forbes statistic in the year 2017, there are so many of them out there.
Wow! Who said only men know how to make money.
In this post, I will be sharing with you top 10 wealthiest females in the world as at 2017 according to Forbes magazine. These women are into different kinds of business which also shows that they are not behind the men in terms of making money.
Before I start with my list, I want to make it straight to you that at the time of writing this post, the present richest woman on earth Liliane Bettencourt died on the 21st of September 2017.
So, this list of top 10 richest self made women in the world is as of 22nd September 2017. I don’t want you to get confuse because if you check at other sites, you will see her as number one. Those sites are yet to update their information. Only few sites have the correct list as mine.
So, the list of the richest women in the world go like this:
Alice Walton was number two on the list before Liliane Bettencourt died. She is the richest woman in the world standing as number one richest women in the world.
Alice Walton was born October 7, 1949. She is the only daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She is number 12 in the world rank of richest people on earth.
2. Maria Firanca Fissolo (Net worth $29.8 billion)
Maria Firanca Fissolo is the second richest women in the world with a net worth of $29.8 billion. She was born in 1941 and an Italian. She is the owner of Ferrero Spa, the second largest confectionary in Europe. She became the owner after the death of her husband, Michele Ferrero.
3. Jacqueline Mars (Net worth $26.0 billion)
On the third list we have Jacqueline Mars. She was born on the 10th of October, 1939 to Forrest Mars the son of Frank Mars who founded the American candy company in his kitchen that produces delicious candies.
Presently, she is the proud owner of the Mars Inc. as the main owner is dead. She is also known as an investor, an American Heiress and a philanthropist.
4. Susanne Klatten (Net worth $22.8 billion)
Susanne Klatten was born in 28th April 1962. She is the daughter of Johanna Quandt and Herbert from Australia, she has a share alongside her brothers in BMW also with a 50.1% stake in one of the top pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing company in Atlanta. It was inherited from her mom who was once the number 9th richest women in the world before her death.
5. Laurene Powell Jobs (Net worth $20.2 billion)
Number five on the list is Laurene Powell Job, the wife to late Steve Jobs. She owns $385 million in apple’s share and 8% stake in Disney company. She is also founder of Emerson Collective, a program that support adolescents, social justice and education.
6. Yang Huiyan (Net worth $16.4)
Born July 20, 1981 and from China, Yang Huiyan is not only the 6th richest women in the world but she is also the richest woman in Asia. She is a majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a real estate company that builds properties and manages hotels throughout China.
7. Iris Fontbona (Net worth $16.1 billion)
Iris Fontbona was born in 1942 and she is from Santiago. She inherited her wealth from her late husband Andronico Abaroa who is the owner of Antofagasta PLC, one of the largest mining operations all over the world. She is also a philanthropist donating about $4.3 million yearly to physically disabled children.
8. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (Net worth $15.6 billion)
Number eight is Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken born 1954. She is the executive director of Heineken brewer international, she also inherited £35billion worth property from her Dutch father and owns 25% share in Heineken, making her the richest person in Dutch and one of the 10 richest person in the UK.
9. Gina Rinehart (Net worth $15.3 billion)
Gina Rinehart was born on 9 February 1954. She is an Australian iron-ore magnate and the Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a mineral exploitation and extraction company founded by her father.
10. Abigail Johnson (Net worth $15.1 billion)
Abigail Johnson is the number ten richest women in the world with a net worth of $15.1 billion. She is presently the CEO and President at America Fidelity Investment founded by her grandfather with 49.7% of shares in the company. According to Forbes, she was in the 16th position in 2016.
In as much as these are the richest women in the whole world presently, women billionaires are rising daily and it might come as a surprise that in 2018, they will arise a net set of women billionaires to demote these ones from their positions.