10 of the Worlds Richest Women
Forbes magazine annually ranks the world’s wealthiest female billionaires.
This is the list of world’s richest women of 2020:
10- GINA RINEHART – $13.1 BILLION
Georgina Hope Rinehart is an Australian mining heiress. She is Australia’s richest person. Gina is the daughter of highly known Lang Hancock.
9- ZHONG HUIJUAN – $14.6 BILLION
Zhong is the owner of the Chinese company-Hansoh Pharmaceutical, which produces oncology, psychoactive, anti-diabetic and other drugs. Zhong’s husband, Sun Piaoyang, is also a pharmaceuticals billionaire and leads Shanghai-listed Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine.
8- LAURENE POWELL JOBS – $16.4 BILLION
Laurene Powell Jobs is an American businesswoman, and the widow and heir of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. Her sources of wealth are APPLE and DISNEY. As of 2020 se is the 8th richest woman in the world.
7- SUSANNE KLATTEN – $16.8 BILLION
Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten is a German billionaire heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt the owners of BMW and Atlanta. As of February 2020, her net worth was reported to be US$21 billion, making her the richest woman in Germany and the 46th richest person in the world.
6- YANG HUIYAN – $20.3 BILLION
Yang Huiyan is a Chinese billionaire businesswoman. She is a property developer and one of the most powerful people in the real estate industry. Her father Yang Guoqiang started the real estate company Country Garden in 1997 and transferred 70% of Country Garden’s shares to her in 2007, making her the richest woman in Asia.
5- JACQUELINE MARS – $24.7 BILLION
Jacqueline Mars was born on October 10, 1939 and is the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founder of the American candy company Mars Inc. The company is famous for M&Ms and Milky Way chocolates. Jacqueline Mars was a part of the company for more than 20 years.
4- MACKENZIE BEZOS – $36 BILLION
MacKenzie was married to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, from 1993 to 2019. Their divorce made her the third-wealthiest woman in the world and one of the wealthiest people overall by April 2019. In June 2020, it was announced by Forbes magazine that she is the 22nd richest person in the world.
3- JULIA KOCH – $38.2 BILLION
A native Iowan, Koch moved to New York City in the 1980s and worked as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo. She married and had three kids with David Koch. Due to her husband’s death Julia inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries making her the 3rd wealthiest woman in the world.
2- FRANCOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS – $48.9 BILLION
The granddaughter of L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller became France’s reigning L’Oreal heiress in 2017 after her mother Liliane Bettencourt, then the world’s richest woman, died at age 94. She married Jean-Pierre Meyers, the grandson of a Jewish murdered at Auschwitz, and they decided to raise their children as Jewish. Her marriage created debate because of her grandfather Eugène Schueller’s trial for collaboration with the Nazi government.
1- ALICE WALTON – $54.4 BILLION
Alice Louise Walton, born October 7, 1949, is an American heiress to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton. She owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares by September 2016. As of May 2020, she was ranked as the 9th-richest person in the world and the richest woman, with an estimated net worth of $56 billion.