Top 20 Richest Women In The World

The following are the top 20 richest women in the world. Reading about them will sure inspire you to achieve greatness in your career and business.

List of Top 20 Richest Women in The World

1. Christy Walton

Christy Walton is the richest woman in the world. Having dropped to the rank of no. 2 after Liliane Bettencourt a few years back, she regained her position as no.1 and has been at it for a while now. The 59 years old, was the wife of  late John Walton, one of the sons of Walmart founder, Sam Walton. She became the richest woman in the world as a result of her inheritance of her late husband’s fortune and legacy in the Wal-mart industry.

Christy Walton has 96% share in the Walton family’s Arvest Bank, and also a shareholder in a Solar company that her late husband (John) founded, First Solar. She has an estimated net worth of $38 billion. Christy Walton is also the 9th richest person in the world.

2. Liliane Bettencourt

The French business woman is the second richest woman in the world. Liliane Bettencourt, aged 91, is a major shareholder in the french cosmetic company, L’Oreal and the largest individual shareholder in Nestle.

She is the daughter of Eugene Schueller, the founder of L’Oreal, one of the world’s largest cosmetics company. Her assets are worth $37.2 billion.

3. Alice Walton

The daughter of Wal-mart founder (Sam Walton) is the third richest woman in the world. After her sister-in-law, Christy Walton and Liliane Bettencourt.

With a net worth of $34.2 billion, yes, Alice Walton is the third richest woman in the world and the 13th richest person in the world.

4. Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars is the daughter of Forrest Mars Sr. and the grand-daughter of Frank C. Mars, founder of the largest candy company in the world, “MARS”. She  co-owns Mars, with her brothers Forrest Jr. and John Mars.

The 74 years old business woman is worth $20 billion in assets. Some of the famous brands of the company include, Twix, Snickers, Milky way, M & M’s e.t.c.

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