This is yet another chance to learn who are the wealthiest women in the world. It is important to understand that of a total of 1,826 billionaires, 197 are women, up from 172 in 2014. This tells you that women are also working hard to be on the same level as their counterpart. Some of them have invested in different countries around the world. Here is a list of the richest women in the world in 2017.
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10. Blair Parry-Okeden
Blair Parry-Okeden takes the 10th position as one of the richest women in the world. She was born in 1950 in a family of the great James M. Cox who founded the privately held media company Cox Enterprises. She is also the riches person in Australia.
Her net worth is of $9.8 billion making her a force to recon with. Her brother James C. Kennedy is the chairman of their multibillion company while her aunt Anne Cox Chambers, is the largest shareholder. Blair Parry-Okeden made a fortune out of the 25% of Cox Enterprise she inherited from her late mother Barbara Cox Anthony.
9. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken was born on 30th of June 1954 and has lived to become one of the riches and influential women in the world. She is the richest in the UK with a net worth of $12.3 billion according to research done on her.
She is a Dutch-English businesswoman and the owner of a 25% controlling interest in what is considered as the world’s third-largest brewer, Heineken International. She is also the executive director of the multibillion company.
8. Abigail Johnson
Born on 19th of December 1961, Abigail Pierrepont Johnson popularly known as “Abby” is an American businesswoman. She is the 8th richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 13.4 billion. She has been the President and CEO of US investment firm Fidelity Investments (FMR).
She is also influential in the country and the chair of the company’s sister company called Fidelity International (FIL). Fidelity company was found by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II who left it to her father Edward C. Johnson III popularly known as “Ned” who is still the Chairman of FMR.
7. Laurene Powell Jobs
She is also regarded as one of the few American business women who have a say in financial matters. She is the business executive and the founder of Emerson Collective. This is a company which advocates for policies concerning immigration reform and education.
Her net worth is valued at $ 16.7 billion making her the 7th riches woman in the world. She is also co-founder and president of the Board of College Track. This is an organization that prepares disadvantaged high school students for college. She is the widow of co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs.
6. Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten holds the title as the richest woman in Germany and the 8th in the whole world. She was born in 1962 as Susanne Hanna Ursula Quandt. She is also the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt.
Her net worth is $18.5 billion making her the 54th richest person in the whole world. She inherited 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana from her late father. She is also a member of the Altana’s supervisory board and the reason why the company is now a world-class corporate in the list of 30 top companies in the German DAX.
5. Maria Franca Fissolo
She is an Italian billionaire who lives in Monaco. She is one of the wealthiest women in the whole world and influential too. She was born in 1918 and began her business as young girl. She is the owner of Europe’s second largest confectionery company, Ferrero SpA. She is the 5th richest woman in the world 2016 with anet worth of $22.4 billion.
4. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars is an American philanthropist, investor and heiress born on 10th of October 1939. She was born and raised in a family of business minded people including her father Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars who happened to be the founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated.
She is the 4th in our list of the richest women in the world with a net worth of $23.6 billion. According to Forbes, Jacqueline Mars is the 20th richest American and number 22 on its list of “The World’s Billionaires.
3. Christy Ruth Walton
Born on the 8th of February,1949. Christy Ruth Walton is the 3rd richest woman in the world with an estimated net worth of $ 31.1 billion. She is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton who is also the founder of Walmart.
She inherited her husband’s fortune of US$18.2 billion after he died in a plane crash. She and her family excluding here two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, had an estimated net worth of $36.7 billion. This is the reason why she is in this list of billionaires.
2.Alice Louise Walton
Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the sister-in-law of the 3rd richest woman in the world Christy Ruth Walton. She is the daughter of Sam Walton and Helen Walton, the founders of Wal-Mart and the sister to the late John T. Walton, S. Robson Walton and Jim Walton.
Alice Louise Walton becomes the 2nd in our list of the richest women in the world with a net worth of $ 32.4 billion. Although she has been found on the wrong side of the law, like driving while intoxicated, she is still wealthy and influential in several business arenas in America.
1.Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller
Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller is the richest woman in the whole world with a net worth of $36.1 billion. She is a French heiress and a globally known businesswoman. Being a principal shareholder of L’Oréal, she makes more money than any other woman in the world.
That said, it is now clear that women can also run businesses and be the world’s richest. Most women are raising up to the occasion and working hard to attain the top spot. So there is no doubt that this list will soon change.