Richest Women In The World
Laurene Powell Jobs – $21.5 Billion
Laurene Powell Jobs has an estimated net worth of $21.5 billion, which has a lot to do with the man she used to be married to. Jacobs was married to Steve Jobs. Jobs was the CEO, chairman, and co-founder of Apple, and Jobs inherited his stakes on the company after he passed away. She also inherited the stakes he had in Disney as well.
The story of how Jobs came to own a portion of Disney is very interesting. He was one of the people who funded Pixar Animation Studios in the 1980s. That company was eventually purchased by Disney, which means that he owned part of Disney.
4 Yang Huiyan – $21.8 Billion
Yang Huiyan is the owner of fifty-seven percent of Country Garden Holdings, and her net worth is estimated to be $21.8 billion. A large part of her portion of that company was something she got from her father, Yeung Kwok Keung.
Huiyan became the richest person in China after she graduated from Ohio State University. Huiyan supposedly added over $6 billion to her wealth in just seven days, which is outstanding, to say the least. She is not the only one in her family that is involved in Country Garden Holdings. Huiyan’s sister, Ziyang, is a part of the company as well.
3 Jacqueline Mars – $28.8 Billion
Nearly one third of Mars (the world’s biggest candy making company) is owned by Jacqueline Mars, and she is currently worth $28.8 billion. Those who enjoy buying Snickers and Milky Way candy bars contribute to her wealth, since those are two of the products that are made by this company.
They also make certain kinds of gum, as well as packaged foods and dog foods. The Mars family does not speak to the press very often, but that does not mean Jacqueline doesn’t stay busy. She worked for her family’s company for 20 years, and she was a board member until 2016.
2 Alice Walton – $49.5 Billion
There are multiple heirs to the Walmart fortune, and Alice Walton, who is worth $49.5 billion, is one of them. That is because she is the daughter of one the company’s co-founders, Sam Walton.
Walton has three brothers, and two of them, Rob and Jim, own a portion of the company as well. But she has not always been as involved with Walmart as they have. While Jim and Rob were working for the family company, she was giving lots of her attention to the world of art. In 2011, Walton opened Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas.
1 Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $52.2 Billion
The person who is currently the most wealthy woman in the world is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, whose net worth is estimated to be $52.2 billion. Her grandfather, Eugène Schueller, was the founder of L’Oréal.
Schueller is also the reason why many people can dye their hair, since he invented commercial hair dye. Meyers, as well as her family, owns 33% of L’Oréal stock.
Meyers has been on the board of the company since the late 1990s, and she also serves as its’ chairwoman. Previously, Bettencourt’s mother, Liliane Bettencourt, was the world’s richest woman. She is also involved in the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation.