8 Richest Women in the World
If you thought the richest women in the world were from Hollywood or the high flying society women, then you are wrong. Most of these women on the list have never been heard of by laymen as they are not publicity hungry media magnets but are genteel elderly ladies doing their work and earning their monies. These are 8 of the wealthiest women in the world.
1. Liliane Bettencourt
If you are a woman reading this, you have surely used or are owning some or the other product of French beauty company, L’Oreal. The main shareholder of this MNC is 90 year old Liliane Bettencourt who boasts of a net worth of $30 billion, making her the richest woman in the world.
2. Christy Walton
Her husband’s, John Walton’s passing away in 2005, made Christy the wealthiest woman in the US as she inherited a whopping fortune of $15.7 billion from Wal-Mart which can unarguably be called as the world’s most famous supermarket chain.
3. Miuccia Prada
Owning anything made by Prada is indeed a matter of pride for any woman. Being the owner of the whole Prada group is a wealthy deal of course and that is what Miuccia is. With a net worth of $12.4 billion, this Italian lady is the granddaughter of the company’s founder and also the lead designer of the luxury products.
4. Jacqueline Mars
She, along with her two siblings inherited Mars Inc., the famed manufacturer of the immensely loved candy bars. She has a net worth of around $17 billion.