This year Forbes listed 244 women in their annual world’s wealthiest female billionaires list. As of 10 April 2019, Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers was the richest women in the world while Iris Fontbona was the tenth richest in the world. But when Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie got divorced, MacKenzie Bezos kept 4% stake in Amazon. This straight made her the third richest women in the world with a net worth of 3,550 crores USD. To know more about the 10 Richest Women In The World 2019 continue reading our list:
1. Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers (France): $53.2 billion
Daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers is currently the richest women in the world. She is ranked 15 in the world billionaire list with a net worth of US$53.2 billion. Her family owns the company L’Oréal and her grandfather, Eugène Schueller was the founder of the French company. Her mother died in September 2017. Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers is also an author and she has written books on Jewish-Christian relations.
2. Alice Walton (United States): $46.4 billion
Alice Walton is the second richest women and 18th-richest person in the world with a net worth of $46.4 billion. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton and the heir to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She was raised along with her 3 brothers in Bentonville. She graduated with a B.A. in economics and finance from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She worked many jobs in her career including as a broker for EF Hutton and as the first person to chair the Northwest Arkansas Council. She also founded an investment bank called Llama Company.
3. MacKenzie Bezos (United States): $35.6 billion
When MacKenzie Bezos and Jeff Bezos were married, they were the richest couple in the world. When they got 2019, MacKenzie announced the $35 billion divorce settlement which makes her the third richest women in the world. MacKenzie was one of the earliest employees of Amazon. She studied under writer Toni Morrison and has successfully released two critically acclaimed novels. She founded the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution in 2014. She has also signed on the Giving Pledge initiative where she will donate half of her wealth to charitable causes.
4. Jacqueline Mars (United States): $23.2 billion
The 38th richest person in the world, Jacqueline Mars has a net worth of $23.2 billion. She is the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars and daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., the founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated. Mars shares in the family business are estimated be worth $23.5 billion as of now.
5. Yang Huiyan (China): $22.4 billion
The fifth richest women in the world, Yang Huiyan is a Chinese property developer and the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings. She holds 57% of shares which was transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang. Her father started the real estate company in 1997. According to Forbes, in 2014, Yang helped raise $410 million selling new shares.
6. Laurene Powell Jobs (United States): $21.4 billion
Laurene Powell Jobs has a net worth of $21.4 billion making her the sixth wealthiest women in the world. The American businesswoman, Laurene Powell Jobs is the executive and the founder of Emerson Collective. It is a social impact organization that advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environmental conservation. Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow and heir of Steve Jobs. She co-founded a natural foods company Terravera and she also manages the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust.
7. Susanne Klatten (Germany): $18.8 billion
Daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt, Susanne Klatten is the richest German women. She is the seventh richest women and the 52nd richest person in the world. The German heiress inherited a 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana, after her father’s death. She also owns a 12.50% stake in BMW, left by her father.
8. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken (The Netherlands): $16.3 billion
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken owns a 25% controlling interest in the world’s second-largest brewer, Heineken International. The Dutch-English businesswoman was named the richest woman in the UK, with a net worth of £12 billion in May. She is the daughter of Freddy Heineken and Lucille Cummins. She is also the executive director of Heineken.
9. Kwong Siu-hing (China): $15.1 billion
Kwong Siu-hing controls the conglomerate Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong. She is the matriarch of the Kwok family and she controls about 41.53% of SHK Properties’ shares. Kwong Siu-hing the widow of the founder of Sun Hung Kai Properties, Kwok Tak-seng.The Kwok family is among the top richest families in Asia. Kwong Siu-hing was ranked 5th in the Hong Kong’s 50 Richest 2019 list. Currently, she has a net worth of $15.1 billion.
10. Gina Rinehart (Australia): $14.8 billion
Gina Rinehart is the chairman of Hancock Prospecting which is a privately owned mineral exploration and extraction company. Hancock Prospecting was founded by her father Lang Hancock. with a net worth of $14.8B, she is one of the richest people in Australia and the tenth richest women in the world. Gina Rinehart is followed by Abigail Johnson ($14.6 billion ) and Iris Fontbona ( $14.5 billion).