One is the root of all evil. That is a common phrase people often bandy about. Sorry, y’all. There are people who don’t care about what you have to say about money being evil or not. They are here to secure the bag, and they have been doing just that.
The world throbs with wealthy folks, and, of course, even poorer people. In this article, though, w will be focusing on the ladies – the wealthiest of them in the world. There are as many rich women as there are men. The men can wait; let’s go, ladies!
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1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
This French lady leads the bevy of wealthiest women out there, with an impressive fortune of 93 billion as of 2023. A writer, pianist and philanthropist, she did not exactly build her wealth from scratch but acquired2 it from her grandfather, Eugène Schueller.
2. Alice Walton
The Walmart heiress has an impressive fortune of $62.1 billion. She was previously the world’s wealthiest woman (2020). She lost that position soon after but retained a spot among the top 20.
3. Julia Koch
She inherited her staggering fortune from her late husband, David Koch and has done a great job of keeping that fortune while also donating to philanthropic courses across the United States.
4. Mackenzie Scott
Following her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott got a chunk of Jeff Bezoz’s wealth, which catapulted her into the realm of the world’s richest women. She has been there since.
5. Jacqueline Mars
The joke is that her fortune stretches to Mars – obviously a play on her name. But then, Jacqueline Mars, an American citizen and heiress of the American candy company of the same name (Mars), has earned her spot.
6. Gina Rinehart
The first and only Australian on our list, Gina Rinehart made her fortune from Hanconk Prospecting, a mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father. Her wealth might have suffered dips in the past, but she has manged to retian her spot among the world’s wealthiest women.
7. Miriam Adelson & family
Miriam Adelson is an Israeli-American with majority ownership of the Las Vegas Sands – the source of much of her fortune. A physian and publisher, Miriam has also been honoured by the city of Jerusalem as well as the United States under former President Donald Trump.
8. Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten takws the eight spot on our list, with a fortune of $26 billion as of 2023. She made much of her fortune from the pharmaceutical and manufacturing company she inherited from her father. She also has a substantial stake in BMW.
The other wealthiest women are given in the table below, which also sums up the list of the top 20 richest women in the world.
|No. / Richest Women||Net Worth (2023)||Nationality|
|1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers||$93 billion||French|
|2. Alice Walton||$62.1 billion||American|
|3. Julia Koch||$58.2 billion||American|
|4. Mackenzie Scott||$35.8 billion||American|
|5. Jacqueline Mars||$38.8 billion||American|
|6. Gina Rinehart||$27.9 billion||Australian|
|7. Miriam Adelson & family||$36.4 billion||Americans, Israelis|
|8. Susanne Klatten||$26 billion||German|
|9. Iris Fontbona & family||$23.8 billion||Chilean|
|10. Yang Huiyan & family||$5.8 billion||Chinese|
|11. Abigail Johnson||$22.4 billion||American|
|12. Laurene Powell Jobs & Family||$14.2 billion||American|
|13. Wu Yajun||$8 billion||Chinese|
|14. Fan Hongwei||$4.1 billion||Chinese|
|15. Lu Zhongfang||$1.3 billion||Chinese|
|16. Zhou Qunfei||$6.1 billion||Chinese|
|17. Charlene de Carvalho Heineken & family||$15.1 billion||Dutch|
|18. Kirsten Rausing||$9.3 billion||Swedish|
|19. Wang Laichun||$8.2 billion||Chinese|
|20. Kwong Siu-hing||$13.5 billion||Chinese|
In the intervening years. some of the people on the list will climb higher, some might drop lower, and yet some might lose their place on the list. It depends on several factors, some of which might not be in their control.
At any rate, it feels good to be so rich you don’t have any money worries in the world. Yes?