According To Forbes, These 16 Women Are The Richest In The World Right Now

We all know Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. Sadly, we do not know where women stand.

These women have paved a path by working in some of the biggest companies. Varying across different sectors, these women made it to Forbes list of Richest Women In The World.

However, when compared to a global scale, their ranking is however low. The numbers are real-time numbers as on 8- March – 2018.

#1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $43.2 Billion

Meyers and her family own 33% of L’Oreal stock. After her mother’s death in 2017, she became the sole heiress of the fortune. Her mother was also the richest woman in the world.


#2. Alice Walton – $41.5 Billion

Heir of Walmart founder Sam Walton, Alice is the second richest woman in the world. She started her career as a money manager, however, moved on to curating art.


#3. Susanne Klatten –  $25 Billion

As on January 2018, this 55-year-old became the richest person in Germany. Her investments include 19.2% stake in BMW. She is an economist with an MBA.


#4. Jacqueline Mars – $24.9 Billion

Yes, she is related to the founder of chocolate company Mars Inc; she is the granddaughter of the founder. She has not only worked with Mars for 20 years, she is also a board member. She is also a generous philanthropist.


#5.  Yang Huiyan – $24.2 Billion

Yang is the richest woman in Asia. She is a major shareholder of  Country Garden Holdings with whopping 55% stake.


#6.  Laurene Powell Jobs -$19.5 Billion

Laurene is the founder of Laurene Powell Jobs. The company is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for policy reforms for education, immigration, and environmental causes. She is a widow of Steve Jobs.


#7.Gina Rinehart –  $17.2 Billion

This Australian mining mogul is one of the richest people in Australia.


#8. Iris Fontbona – $16.4 Billion

Iris is the wealthiest person in Chile. The Fontbona family control around 65% of Antofagasta, a mining company.


#9. Abigail Johnson –  $16.4 Billion

Abigail is the CEO and President of  Fidelity Investments, a US investment firm. She has full control of the firm.


#10.  Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken – $16.1 Billion

Heineken International is the second largest beer brewery in the world. Charlene holds 25% of controlling interest in the company, making her one of the richest women in the UK.


#11.Blair Parry-Okeden – $12.8 Billion

She holds 25% interest in the Cox Enterprises that she inherited from her mother.


#12. Zhou Qunfei –  $9.2 Billion

When she listed her company Lens Technology as public, she became the richest woman in China.


#13. Katharine Rayner – $8.5 Billion

She inherited 17% stake in the automotive empire Cox Enterprises.


#14.  Margaretta Taylor – $8.5 Billion

Sister of Katharine Rayner she too holds 17% stake in Cox Enterprises.


#15. Wu Yajun –  $8.3 Billion

She co-founded the real estate company Longfor and today heads as a chairperson of the firm.


#16. Savitri Jindal –  $8.1 Billion

Widow of Om Prakash Jindal, Savitri has full control of the Jindal Power & Steel. Making the richest Indian woman on the list.


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