1. Zhao Yan – Net Worth: $7.7 Billion
Chairwoman of Hong Kong-listed Bloomage BioTechnology company, Zhao Yan is worth an estimated $7.7 billion as of October 2022. The company produces hyaluronic acid which is an ingredient used in most anti-ageing skin creams and many other skincare products.
2. Christy Walton – Net Worth: $7.8 Billion
Now, we all know who the Walton family is, they’re one of the richest families in the entire world and Christy Walton is an heir to their Walmart fortune. She’s the widow of John Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton – the founder of Walmart.After her husband died in a plane crash, Christy inherited $7.8 billion.
3. Diane Hendricks – Net Worth: $8 Billion
American billionaire and businesswoman, Diane Hendricks is owner of Hendricks Holding Company and a film producer. Widow to the late Ken Hendricks, her net worth is estimated to be around $8 billion. Diane is also a chairperson of ABC supply, one of the largest wholesale distributors of windows and roofing.
4. Nancy Walton Laurie – Net Worth: $8.2 Billion
Nancy Walton Laurie is another heir to the Walmart fortune. Her father, Bud, passed away in 1995. Laurie and her sister inherited stock from their father when he died making Nancy’s net worth at an estimated $8.2 billion.
5. Zeng Fangquin – Net Worth: $8.3 Billion
Lingyi Technology – a supplier for smartphones; including Apple and Huawei products and Zeng Fangquin is the chairperson of this company. Lingyi Tech was valued at $3.2 billion on the Shenzen stock exchange in 2018 and as of 2022, Zeng is worth an estimated $8.3 billion.
6. Cheng Xue – Net Worth: $8.7 Billion
Who doesn’t love a bit of soy sauce with their Chinese takeout? We all do and Cheng Xue is the vice chairman of Chinese soy sauce maker Foshan Haitan Flavoring. Cheng Xue owns a 9% stake of the company and is worth an estimated $8.7 billion as of 2022.
7. Ann Walton Kroenke – Net Worth: $9.1 Billion
Heiress to the Walmart fortune, Ann Walton Kroenke is worth an estimated $9.1 billion. Ann’s father, Bud Walton was Sam Walton’s brother, passed away in 1995 and Ann and her sister, Nancy, inherited their father’s stock when he died.
8. Denise Coates – Net Worth: $9.6 Billion
Denise Coates is and entrepreneur and co-CEO of Bet365. She bought the domain name Bet365.com in 2001 and in 2022, the company turns over $65 million in bets every year. As of this year, she is worth an estimated $9.6 billion and is one of the highest-paid CEOs in the UK.
9. Massimiliana Landini Alleotti – Net Worth: $10.4 Billion
Italian businesswoman, Massimiliana Landini Aleotti owns the pharmaceutical company, Menarini. The pharmaceutical company pulls in billions per year and as of 2022, Massimiliana Landini Aleotti’s net worth is around $10.4 billion.
10. Kwong Siu-hing – Net Worth: $12.2 Billion
Kwong Siu-hing is the widow of Kwok Tak-seng – Kwok founded Sun Hung Kai Properties and the company has a lot of gossip surrounding it but you’ll have to google that! Sui-hing remains as the biggest stockholder and has had roles as the chairperson over the years. Her net worth is around $12.2 billion.
11. Wang Laichun – Net Worth: $12.7 Billion
Waing Laichun is a Chinese chairperson of Luxshare Precision Industry, a large producer of electronics connectors and large supplier for Apple. Laichun left the company in 2004 after working there for over 10 years, to partner up with her brother to buy Luxshare. Wangs net worth is $12.7 billion.
12. Kirsten Rausing – Net Worth: $13.2 Billion
Kirsten Rausing owns around 33% of the Tetra Laval holding company and holds a strong seat on the board alongside other members of her family. Members who are mentioned in this list as well. Kirsten Rausing’s net worth is around 13.2 billion as of October 2022.
13. Abigail Johnson – Net Worth: $15 Billion
Abigail is the CEO of investment firm Fidelity Investments and chairwoman of Fidelity International which was founded by her grandfather. “Lots of people will give you advice… and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid.” – Abigail Johnson.
14. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken – Net Worth: $15.4 Billion
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is a Dutch-English businesswoman who owns a 25% interest in the brewing company, Heineken International. (I think the name was a bit of a giveaway). Heineken International is the 3rd largest brewing company in the world and after inheriting £3 billion in 2002, she’s now one of the richest women in the world.
15. Iris Fontbana & Family – Net Worth: $15.5 Billion
Iris Balbina Fontbona González is the widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, a Chilean billionaire after inheriting Antofagsta PLC. Iris’ net worth is estimated to be around $15.5 billion as of October 2022 and is the richest woman in Chile.
16. Zhou Qunfei & Family – Net Worth: $16.1 Billion
Chinese entrepreneur, Zhou Qunfei, is the founder of the major touchscreen maker Lens Technology. Shenzhen’s net worth skyrocketed in 2015, making her one of the richest women in China and as of this year, her net worth is estimated to be around $16.1 billion.
17. Gina Rinehart – Net Worth: $16.3 Billion
“There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain – do something to make more money yourself.” – Gina Rinehart. Gina Rinehart is chairman of Hancock Prospecting and inherited the majority in the company after her father died.
18. Lu Zhongfang – Net Worth: $16.4 Billion
Lu Zhongfang invested in Offcn in 1999, after retiring from working in pesticides factory in 1993. Offcn Education Technology was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2019 and as of this year, Lu Zhongfang’s net worth was around $16.4 billion.
19. Fan Hongwei & Family – Net Worth: $16.8 Billion
Fan Hongwei is the chairperson of Hengli Petrochemical, a chemical fiber supplier in China. Hongwei’s husband, Chen, is the chairman of Hengli’s holding company and Fan’s estimated net worth is around $16.8 billion as of this year.
20. Wu Yajun – Net Worth: $17.9 Billion
Wu Yajun is the co-founder of Longfor Properties, a real estate developer. Wu co-founded the company with her now ex-husband, Cai Kui, in 1993. The couple divorced in 2012 and Cai is no longer active in the company. Wu’s net worth is estimated to be around $17.9 billion.
21. Zhong Huijuan – Net Worth: $18.8 Billion
Zhong Huijuan is a Chinese chairperson of Hansoh Pharmaceutical. The company specialises in manufacteuring psychoactive and anti-diabetic drugs. Huijan lives in China with her husband, who is also a billionaire. Zhong shares ownership of just over 75% of the company with her daughter Sun Yuan.
22. Laurene Powell Jobs – Net Worth: $19.9 Billion
“My relationship with money is that it’s a tool to be self-sufficient, but it’s not something that is a part of who I am.” – Laurene Powell Jobs. Laurene is an American businesswoman and executive founder of Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies in education and immigration reform.
23. Susanne Klattan – Net Worth: $24.2 Billion
When Johannah Quandt passed away in 2015, her daughter Susanne inherited her fortune, along with her father’s inheritance. Klatten owns stakes in BMW, SGL and Altana, among other companies. As one of the richest women on this planet, Suzanne’s net worth is estimated at around $24.2 billion.
24. Jacqueline Mars – Net Worth: $28.9 Billion
“Even when early innovations start to succeed, it is not uncommon to see growing businesses sabotaged for threatening the status quo.” – Jacqueline Mars. Jacqueline Mars is the heiress to the Mars Inc fortune – her parents were the founders of the company and the fortune was shared between Jacqueline and her two brothers.
25. Yang Huiyan & Family – Net Worth: $30.6 Billion
Ynag Huiyan is the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a Chinese company, making her the 24th richest person in mainland China. She’s also the youngest female billionaire as well as the richest woman in Asia. Jheeez! Her estimated net worth is around $30.6 billion.
26. Julia Koch & Family – Net Worth: $44.9 Billion
David Koch of Koch industries passed away in 2019, leaving widow, Julia Koch with his 42% shares in Koch Industries. Julia and her three children inherited David’s stake so as of 2022, she’s worth around $44.9 billion making her one of the richest women ever.
27. MacKenzie Scott – Net Worth: $62.7 Billion
MacKenzie Scott, formerly known as MacKenzie Bezos was the wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. When they pair got divorced recently, MacKenzie received a 4% stake in Amazon, which at the time was worth around $35 billion. She’s now worth around $62.7 billion.
28. Alice Walton – Net Worth: $68.1 Billion
“One of the great responsibilities that I have is to manage my assets wisely, so that they create value.” – Alice Walton. Alice Walton, daughter of Sam Walton, inherited the Walmart fortune and founded Llama Company in 1988, which has since closed.
29. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & Family – Net Worth: $69.6 Billion
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became the L’Oreal heiress when her mother passed away in 2017 – making her the richest woman in the world. She now runs the holding company with her family owning 33% of L’Oreal. As of this year, her net worth is estimated to be $69.6 billion.
30. The Richest Women In The World…
Many of these women are heiress’ to their parents’ fortunes and have taken over their families companies. Others built their business’ from the ground up! Either way, it’s solid proof that women are just as capable as men when it comes to running successful multi-billion dollar companies.
31. Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala – Net Worth: $5.8 Billion
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Maybe the most well-known business woman in Mexico, Maria is the heiress to Grupo Modelo alongisde her own business accomplishments. Grupo Modelo is the company you have to thank for Corona beer! She’s also a chairperson for Tresalia Capital (a venture capital company).
32. Chan Laiwa – Net Worth: $5.8 Billion
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Chan Laiwa, as well as her family, own Fu Wah International Group, which is one of the most well known read estate developers based in Beijing. She’s made her own fortune, which began when she started flipping furniture and later turned her talents to flipping properties instead – which obviously paid off big time!
33. Meg Whitman – Net Worth: $5.8 Billion
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Within Silicon Valley, Whitman is one of the biggest (and richest) names, creating her own billionaire fortune by helping huge companies to find bigger sense. This includes eBay and HP. She’s the CEO of Quibi, which is a video platform, and she’s also on some pretty important boards, like Dropbox.
34. Zheng Shuliang – Net Worth: $6.2 Billion
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Shuliang is the very rich executive vice-chairman of China Hongqiao Group, which is the largest aluminium supplier in the world. The company was actually founded by Shuliang’s husband, who sadly passed away, meaning Shuilang inherited his 70% company share after his death.
35. Marie Besnier Beauvalot – Net Worth: $6.3 Billion
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The company called Lactalis, a huge business in the French dairy industry, was founded by the father of Marie Besnier Beauvalot. She, along with her brothers, inherited their father’s shares of the company after he died. She has a 20% stake in the company personally.
36. Ronda Stryker – Net Worth: $6.6 Billion
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Ronda Stryker inherited the company Stryker Corporation in 1980, and she’s now the director of it. It was actually her grandfather who founded the company originally. The business deals in medical tools for the healthcare industry.
37. Li Haiyan – Net Worth: $6.7 Billion
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Haidilao International Holding is a restaurant chain based in China, and it’s this chain that Li Haiyan co-founded, along with her husband. They used their savings to open the very first restaurant and it’s now grown to over 300 restaurants around the world.
38. Agnete Kirk Thinggaard – Net Worth: $6.9 Billion
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Agnete is the great-granddaughter of the founder of LEGO – which, as you can imagine, amasses quite a lot of money when it’s passed down to you! She is one of the richest women in Denmark, with a 75% stake in the company, along with her father, brother and sister. She’s also a dressage rider!
39. Sofie Kirk Kristiansen – Net Worth: $6.9 Billion
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Sofie is the sister of Agnete, which means she also has a share in her grandfather’s LEGO business, too. She’s a fourth-generation owner of the company, but even though she has her inheritance, she’s not active in the business at all.
40. Antonia Ax:son Johnson – Net Worth: $7.0 Billion
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Antonia owns the company Axel Johnson, which is a Swedish trading conglomerate. The company was founded by her great-grandfather way back in 1873. The company also deals in energy, grocery chain stores, real estate and industrial products, which it invests in. Antonia is one of the richest women in Sweden.
41. Sandra Ortega Mera – Net Worth: $7.1 Billion
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Spanish heiress Sandra Ortega Mera inherited a 7% stake in the company Inditex, which is known for its Zara clothing stores. When her mother passed away, Sandra inherited the stake and is now the second-richest person in Spain. A lot of her riches goes into supporting nonprofits.
42. Marijke Mars – Net Worth: $7.2 Billion
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Marijke Mars, as the name might suggest, is an heiress of the Mars fortune, the company which was founded by her great-grandfather. Mars has fast become more than just a candy company, and owns a lot of other huge brands, so obviously generates a lot of pocket money for Marijke!
43. Valerie Mars – Net Worth: $7.2 Billion
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Valerie is the sister of Marijke, and also inherited her own billionaire stake in the Mars fortune. She became one of the richest women in the world, alongside her sisters, after she inherited her 8% stake in the company. She now works as the president of corporate development.
44. Victoria Mars – Net Worth: $7.2 Billion
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Yep, you guessed it, Victoria Mars is also another of the Mars siblings! She also inherited am 8% stake in the Mars company after their father passed away. She was originally a brand manager for Milky Way, and is now on the company’s board of directors. She uses her fortune to support many charities.
45. Pamela Mars – Net Worth: $7.2 Billion
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Pamela Mars is the final sibling who also owns an 8% stake in Mars (at least their father split it evenly between them!). She has also had a lot of working roles within the company, originally starting as an operations supervisor at Mars’s production facility. She’s now a family ambassador for the pet care division.
46. Marie-Hélène Habert – Net Worth: $7.2 Billion
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The Dassault Group was started by Habert’s grandfather, which designed propellers during the first world war. When her father took over the company and then passed away in 2018, Habert inherited his fortune and began one of the richest women in the world after his death.
47. Rahel Blocher – Net Worth: $7.4 Billion
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Ems-Chemie is a polymer and chemical company in Sweden, which is run by the Blocher family. Rahel Blocher earned her billions from the company, and is a shareholder alongside her sister. She isn’t actually involved in the operations of the business, though.
48. Magdalena Martullo-Blocher – Net Worth: $7.5 Billion
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Magdalena is the sister of Rahel, and the other shareholder of the business based in Switzerland. Unlike her sister, Magdalena is involved in the company dealings, and she became the CEO of the company in 2004. She also works as a politician.
49. Blair Parry-Okeden – Net Worth: $8.2 Billion
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Blair Parry-Okeden inherited a 25% stake in the company called Cox Enterprises, which resulted in her becoming a billionaire. This company is known for the TV cable company, Cox Communications and Cox Automotive. Born in Hawaii, Blair now lives in Australia.
50. Savitri Jindal – Net Worth: $8.7 Billion
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Jindal Group is a steel and energy conglomerate based in India, owned by Savitri Jindal and her family. Savitri took over the business when her husband sadly passed away. Since taking over, she’s made the company’s revenue drastically increase, resulting in her being one of the richest women in India.