It’s fascinating to learn who the richest people in the world are at any given time, and since men still dominate that list, it’s fascinating to see which women currently have the highest net worth globally.
Our jaws dropped when we looked at the women with the highest fortunes this year; chances are, they’ll do the same for you.
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers – $74.1 Billion
According to Forbes, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers has a net worth of $74.1 billion, making her the richest woman in the world at the moment. She originally inherited her wealth from her grandfather’s business ventures, specifically from L’Oréal cosmetics. She currently holds the position of corporate chairperson and owns more than 30% of the business.
Alice Walton – $62.7 Billion
The Wal-Mart fortune’s heiress, Alice Walton, has been a constant in the top 10 list for many years. She also received a financial inheritance from Sam Walton, the man who established Wal-Mart. Her net worth is currently $62.7 billion since she owns a plethora of shares in the company.
Julia Koch – $56.9 Billion
Julia Flesher Koch gained her wealth after her husband, David H. Koch, passed away in 2019. She inherited a bit more than 40% of Koch Industries, making her currently have a net worth of $56.9 billion.
Jacqueline Mars – $48.8 Billion
Jacqueline Mars inherited her wealth from the Mars Food Group, the business owned by her family. She currently co-runs the business with her two brothers, and she has a net worth of $48.8 billion.
MacKenzie Scott – $46.1 Billion
MacKenzie Scott, formerly MacKenzie Scott Bezos, has a net worth of $46.1 billion. Scott got her wealth from her divorce from Jeff Bezos, the man who founded Amazon. earning four percent of the stake in Amazon, which led to earning billions. She currently works as both an author and a philanthropist, giving billions to numerous charities.
Miriam Adelson – $25.6 Billion
Miriam Adelson originally obtained a substantial amount of wealth by marrying business tycoon Sheldon Adelson. While she is well known for her political contributions, her true riches come from her ownership of Las Vegas Sands, which accounts for the majority of her wealth and gives her a net worth of $25.6 billion.
Gina Reinhart – $25.2 Billion
Gina Rinehart is currently the Executive Chairperson for Hanock Prospecting, a mining company originally founded by her father. She has a net worth of $25.2 billion since she is recognized as being the one to make one of the most powerful mining businesses in the world.
Iris Fontbona- $23.1 Billion
Iris Fontbona, who is ranked ninth on the list and has a net worth of $23.1 billion, is thought to be the richest person in Chile. A mining company based in Chile that is managed by Fontbona and her children. She also owns the majority of Quiñenco, a conglomerate in Chile, and works frequently with philanthropy.
Yang Huiyan – $22.5 Billion
Yang Huiyan owns 55% of the Country Garden Group, a property development company run by her father Yang Guoqiang. She is the youngest billionaire in Asia at the age of 40 and the fifth-richest woman in the world with a net worth of $22.5 billion.
Susanne Klatten – $18.6 Billion
With a net worth of $18.6 billion. She acquired her riches through a variety of investments in companies like BMW, SGL, Altana, and more. After her parents went away, she received their shares in BMW, and she assisted in turning her grandfather’s business, Altana, into a very successful chemical company.