International Women’s Day is celebrated every year as Women’s Day. The theme of the year 2019 was ‘Balance for Better’. And on this theme, Women’s Day 2019 was celebrated. In many countries including India, programs were organized in honor of women as are done every year.Women along with men are advancing all over the world, they are deciding their own place. Be it art or business, women are moving forward in all fields. One such Indian woman is Savitri Jindal, who is the richest woman in India. He has achieved success in the business sector. But do you know who the wealthiest women in the world are and what they do?
So let us continue the discussion on this topic today and tell you about the wealthiest women of the world and their profession and wealth –
Note: The order of the list can be back and forth.
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress and an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. She is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, and her family owns the company L’Oréal. She married Jean-Pierre Meyers, the grandson of a...Read More
Alice Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is an American heiress to the fortune of Walmart. In September 2016, she owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. As of 28th November 2020, Walton has a net worth of $70.4 billion, making her the 14th-richest person and the 2nd richest woman in the world.
Jacqueline Mars (born October 10, 1939) is an American heiress and investor. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated. As of July 2020, Mars was ranked by Forbes as the 29th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $30 billion and 19th in Forbes 400.
Yang Huiyan (simplified Chinese: 杨惠妍; traditional Chinese: 楊惠妍; pinyin: Yáng Huìyán; born 1981) is a Cypriot-Chinese billionaire businesswoman and property developer who is the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a stake largely transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang...Read More
Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs (born November 6, 1963) is an American billionaire heiress, businesswoman, executive and the founder of Emerson Collective, an organization that, among other investing and philanthropic activities, advocates for policies concerning education reform, social redistribution and environmental...Read More
Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten (née Quandt, born 28 April 1962) is a German billionaire heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. As of July 2020, her net worth was estimated at US$23.2 billion, ranking her the richest woman in Germany and the 50th richest person in the world according to Forbes.
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson (born December 19, 1961) is an American billionaire businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments (FMR), and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity International (FIL). Fidelity...Read More
Charlene De Carvalho-Heineken
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (born 30 June 1954) is a Dutch-British billionaire businesswoman, and the owner of a 25% controlling interest in the world’s second-largest brewer, Heineken International. She is the richest person in the Netherlands, with a net worth of $16.3 billion as of October 2019, according to the Forbes billionaires list.
Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart (née Hancock, born 9 February 1954) is an Australian mining magnate and heiress. Rinehart is the Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father, Lang Hancock.
Rinehart was...Read More
Iris Balbina Fontbona González (born 1942/1943) is a Chilean billionaire businesswoman, the widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, from inheriting Antofagasta PLC. She is the wealthiest person in Chile, the fifth wealthiest in Latin America, the 8th wealthiest woman worldwide and the 91st wealthiest person in the world.
MacKenzie Scott (née Tuttle, formerly Bezos; April 7, 1970) is an American novelist, billionaire, and venture philanthropist. She has served as the executive director of Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying organization she founded, since 2014.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California,...Read More
Maria Franca Fissolo
Maria Franca Fissolo (born 21 January 1939) is an Italian billionaire, the widow of Michele Ferrero, and the owner of Ferrero SpA, Europe’s second-largest confectionery company.
She married Michele Ferrero in 1962, and they had two sons together, Giovanni Ferrero and Pietro Ferrero Jr. She lives in Monaco.
Blair Parry-Okeden (born 1950) is an American-born Australian billionaire heiress and philanthropist. According to Forbes Asia, she was Australia’s richest person by net worth in 2016. Parry-Okeden is an heiress to the Cox Enterprises.
Massimiliana Landini Aleotti
Massimiliana Landini Aleotti (born 1942/43) is an Italian billionaire heiress, the owner (with her two children) of the pharmaceutical company Menarini, and one of the world’s ten richest women.As of February 2016, Forbes estimated her net worth at US$11.6 billion.Her daughter Lucia, is chairman of Menarini, and son Alberto Giovanni is vice chairman.
Zhou Qunfei (Chinese: 周群飞; born 1970) is a Chinese entrepreneur who founded the major touchscreen maker Lens Technology. After the public listing of her company on the Shenzhen ChiNext market in March 2015, her net worth reached US$10 billion, making her the richest woman in China. In 2018, she was named the world’s richest self-made woman, with a net worth of $9.8 billion.
Pollyanna Chu (Chu Yuet Wah; Chinese: 朱李月華) is a billionaire businesswoman from Hong Kong. She is an executive of Kingston Financial Group, Golden Resorts Group, and Sincere Watch. As of 30 January 2018, Chu’s estimated worth was US$10.2 billion, making her the 14th richest person in Hong Kong.
Katharine Ann Johnson “Kathy” Rayner (born 1944/1945) is an American billionaire heiress. In 2015, Rayner’s mother Anne Cox Chambers distributed her 49% share in Cox Enterprises equally between her three children. As of September 2020, her net worth is US$ 5.2 billion.
Margherita Taylor (born 26 April 1972) is an English TV and radio presenter. She is a freelancer with Global Group and currently presents on stations Smooth Radio and Classic FM. Taylor studied media and communications at the University of Central England (now Birmingham City University), majoring in video production for her degree.
Savitri Devi Jindal is an Indian businesswoman who served as Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Limited.
Born in the Rasiwasia family in Tinsukia, Assam, Savitri married Om Prakash Jindal in 1970s, who had founded the Jindal Group, a steel and power conglomerate.
Savitri Jindal was...Read More
Kirsten Elisbet Rausing, DL (born 6 June 1952) owns a third of the holding company Tetra Laval and sits on the company board alongside other members of her family. She was listed as the 150th richest individual in the world in the Forbes 2020 list of The World’s Billionaires.Born in Lund, Sweden,...Read More