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The World’s 50 Women Billionaires by Forbes

The top 50 richest women in the world have a combined estimated net-worth of more than USD 449.5 billion, in the latest 2017 Billionaire Report by Forbes.

Lillian Bettencourt (L’Oreal), is the wealthiest women billionaire with $39.5 billion.  Alice Walton (Wal-Mart) with $33.8 billion is the 2nd richest women billionaire. The 3rd richest women billionaire is Jacqueline Mars (Mars Inc) with $27 billion.

On 4th and 5th respectively are Maria Franca Fissolo (Nutella) and Susanne Klatten (BMW) with $25.2 billion and $20.4 billion respectively.

Top 5 Women Billionaires:

Rank Name Net Worth USD Source of Wealth Company
1 Liliane Bettencourt $39.5 B Cosmetics L’Oreal
2 Alice Walton $33.8 B Retail Wal-Mart
3 Jacqueline Mars $27 B Confectionaries Mars Inc
4 Maria Franca Fissolo $25.2 B Confectionaries Nutella
5 Susanne Klatten $20.4 B Automobiles, pharmaceuticals BMW

 

Top 50 Women Billionaires Fast Facts:

The Richest: Liliane Bettencourt with $39.5 Billion, L’Oreal

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The Top 50 Total Net Worth: USD 449.5 Billion

The Average: 62.3 Years Old

The Oldest Age: 94 Years Old (Liliane Bettencourt with $39.5 Billion, L’Oreal)

The Youngest Age: 36 Years Old ($4 Billion, Marie Besnier Beauvalot, Lactalis)

 

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Top 50 Billionaires List:

Rank Name Net Worth USD Age Source of Wealth Company
1 Liliane Bettencourt $39.5 B 94 Cosmetics L’Oreal
2 Alice Walton $33.8 B 67 Retail Wal-Mart
3 Jacqueline Mars $27 B 77 Confectionaries Mars Inc
4 Maria Franca Fissolo $25.2 B 82 Confectionaries Nutella
5 Susanne Klatten $20.4 B 54 Automobiles, pharmaceuticals BMW
6 Laurene Powell Jobs $20 B 53 Entertainment Apple, Disney
7 Gina Rinehart $15 B 63 Mining Hancock Prospecting
8 Abigail Johnson $14.4 B 55 Money management Fidelity Investments
9 Iris Fontbona $13.7 B 74 Mining Antofagasta Plc
10 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken $12.6 B 62 Beer Heineken
11 Blair Parry-Okeden $12.2 B 66 Media Cox Enterprises
12 Massimiliana Landini Aleotti $9.5 B 74 Pharmaceuticals Menarini
13 Yang Huiyan $9 B 35 Real estate Country Garden Holdings
14 Katharine Rayner $8.1 B 72 Media Cox Enterprises
15 Margaretta Taylor $8.1 B 74 Media Cox Enterprises
16 Zhou Qunfei $7.4 B 47 Smartphone screens Lens Technology
17 Pauline MacMillan Keinath $6.8 B 83 Corporation Cargill
18 Sandra Ortega Mera $6.7 B 48 Retail Zara
19 Carrie Perrodo $6.3 B 66 Oil Perenco
20 Marian Ilitch $6 B 84 Food Chain, Sports team Little Caesar’s Pizza, Detroit Tigers baseball Team
21 Ann Walton Kroenke $6 B 68 Retail Wal-Mart
22 Kirsten Rausing $6 B 64 Packaging Tetra Laval
23 Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala $5.8 B 53 Beer, investments Grupo Modelo, Tresalia Capital
24 Dannine Avara $5.7 B 53 Pipelines Enterprise Products Partners
25 Milane Frantz $5.7 B 47 Pipelines Enterprise Products Partners
26 Randa Williams $5.7 B 55 Pipelines Enterprise Products Partners
27 Chan Laiwa $5.6 B 76 Real estate Fu Wah International Group
28 Eva Gonda de Rivera $5.6 B Beverages FEMSA
29 Antonia Johnson $5.5 B 73 Diversified
30 Christy Walton $5.4 B 68 Retail Wal-Mart
31 Margarita Louis-Dreyfus $5.3 B 54 Commodities Louis Dreyfus Holdings
32 Savitri Jindal $5.2 B 67 Steel O.P Jindal Group
33 Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler $5.2 B 75 Auto parts Schaeffler Group
34 Tamara Gustavson $5 B 55 Self storage Public Storage
35 Shari Arison $4.9 B 59 Cruise Line Carnival Corp
36 Pollyanna Chu $4.9 B 58 Financial services Kingston Financial Group
37 Rahel Blocher $4.6 B 41 Chemicals Ems-Chemie
38 Magdalena Martullo-Blocher $4.5 B 48 Chemicals Ems-Chemie
39 Wu Yajun $4.5 B 53 Real estate Longfor
40 Dona Bertarelli $4.4 B 49 Biotech Serono
41 Karen Pritzker $4.4 B 59 Hotels, investments Marmon, Hyatt
42 Ronda Stryker $4.4 B 62 Medical equipment Stryker Corp
43 Nancy Walton Laurie $4.3 B 65 Retail Wal-Mart
44 Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer $4.3 B 55 Corporation Cargill
45 Elisabeth Mohn $4.3 B 76 Publishing Berterlsmann
46 Pansy Ho $4.2 B 54 Casinos Shun Tak Holdings
47 Martha Ingram $4.2 B 81 Book distribution, transportation Ingram Micro
48 Lam Wai Ying $4.1 B Smartphone screens Biel Crystal
49 Angela Leong $4.1 B 56 Casinos SJM holdings
50 Marie Besnier Beauvalot $4 B 36 Cheese Lactalis

 

Source: Forbes

Methodology

The Forbes Billionaires list is a snapshot of wealth taken on February 17, 2017; using stock prices and exchange rates from around the world to calculate net worths.



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