In the world we live in, money is the driving force. Each day we work hard with our blood sweat and tears in order to earn and provide for ourselves and our family. While majority of us are somewhat satisfied or content with what we are making, there are some people in the world who have taken it to the next level. I’m not talking about the men either, I’m talking about the women. The following women we’ll be talking about have amassed wealth in the billions, and while some use their money to contribute to society and try to make the world a better place, some just…well you’ll get the idea in a while. Hello everybody and this is Morrongo TV and today we will be talking about the Top 15 Richest Women.
15 WU YAJUN
Wu Yajun is a Chinese billionaire business woman and the richest self-made woman in the world. Wu Yajun is the co-founder of Longfor Properties, a Beijing real estate investment company. She is currently the company’s chairperson. She worked as a journalist and editor before making strides in the 1990’s and moving into real estate. She has made notable investments in Evernote and Uber. She has a net worth of $12.4 billion
14 IRIS FONTBANA
With a net worth of $14.1 billion, Iris Fontbana is the wealthiest person in Chile. A Chilean business woman, she is the widow of Andronico Luksic Abaroa, it was through his passing that she inherited Antofagasta PLC, a Santiago-based mining company. Following the death of her husband, after a long batter with cancer, Fontbana took the company to new heights and was able to make the family business grow reaching a new level of success.
13 ZHONG HUIJUAN
Zhong Huijuan is the chairwoman of Chinese drug company Hansoh Pharmaceutical group. She owns ¾ of the company along with her daughter Sun Yuan. They took the company public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last June 2019. She has a current estimated net worth of $14.4 billion. Not bad for a person who started out as a chemistry teacher.
12 CHARLENE DE CARVAHLO-HEINEKEN
A Dutch-English businesswoman, she inherited a 25% controlling stake of Heineken when her father passed away in 2002. She serves as one of the board of directors of the company, which is the second largest brewer in the world. She is the richest person in the Netherlands with a net worth of $15.8 billion.
11 GINA RINEHART
Gina Rinehart is an Australian Ming Heiress and chairperson of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company. The company was founded by her father, Lang Hancock. After the death of her father in 1992, she became chairperson of the company. While her father focused on mineral exploration, she shifted the company’s focus on developing the company’s undeveloped deposits, earning capital through joint venture partnerships and turning the leases into revenue producing mines.
10 SUSANNE KLATTEN
Susanne Klatten is a German billionaire heiress. She is the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. In 1982, she inherited large stakes of many companies such as – BMW and Atlanta – when her father passed away. Initially, she was left a 12.5% stake of BMW, and in 1997 she was appointed to the supervisor board of BMW. When her mother passed away in 2015, that stake grew to 19.2%. With a net worth of $18.4 billion, she is considered the wealthiest woman in Germany.
9 ABIGAIL JOHNSON
Abigail Johnson is an American businesswoman. Her grandfather, Edward C. Johnson, founded Fidelity Investments, a multinational financial services corporation based in Boston, MA. After graduating from Harvard Business School, she joined her grandfather’s company as an analyst and portfolio manager. In 2016, she was named chairman, CEO and President of the company giving her full control of over 45,000 employees. Her family owns a 49% stake of the company, with Johnson herself holding 24.5%. She is the richest woman in Massachusetts with a net worth of $19.1 billion dollars.
8 ELAINE T. MARSHALL
Elaine T. Marshall is an American billionaire heiress. She is part of the board of directors of Koch Industries, a multinational corporation. She inherited a 15% stake of the company when her husband, E. Pierce Marshall, passed away in 2006. These shares were previously owned by her father in-law, J. Howard Marshall, who was married to Anna Nicole Smith, in the last year of his life. She has a net worth of $20.7 billion.
7 YANG HUIYAN
Yang Huiyan is a Chinese billionaire businesswoman. She is the wealthiest woman in Asia with a net worth of, $24 billion. She is a property developer and the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a stake she received from her father, Yang Guoqiang, in 2007. Her father started the real estate company in 1997. Before the company went public in 2007, he transferred 70% of the company’s shares to her.
6 LAURENE POWELL JOBS
Laurene Powell Jobs is an American businesswoman and executive founder of Emerson Collective. Emerson Collective is a social change organization focused on education, environment, immigration reform, media and journalism. She is the widow and heir of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. With her husband’s death in 2011, she inherited the Steve Jobs Trust which includes a 7.3% stake in the Walt Disney Company, worth approximately $11.1 billion, and 38.5 million shares in Apple Inc. She has a total net worth of $27.6 billion and is the richest woman in the tech industry.
5 MACKENZIE BEZOS
Mackenzie Bezos is an American novelist, activist and Philanthropist. She was married to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, from 1993 to 2019. After going through divorce, she got a large settlement of $38 billion after making an announcement on twitter. She later signed the Give Pledge, committing half of her wealth to charity. She has a total net worth of $42.4 billion.
4 JACQUELINE MARS
Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress and investor. She is the daughter of Forrest Mars Sr. and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, the founders of Mars, Incorporated, an American candy company. She was active in Mars, Inc. from 1982, as Food Product Group President, retaining her position until her retirement in 2001. She is also a trustee of the US Equestrian Team, and owns an organic farm. She has an estimated net worth of $44.7 billion.
3 ALICE WALTON
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She started out as an equity manager and money manager for First Commerce Corporation. She founded the Llama Company, an investment bank, in 1988, where she served as the chairwoman, president, and CEO of the company. In that same year, she played a major role in the development the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport where she was the first person to chair the Northwest Arkansas Council. She has an estimated net worth of $51.7 billion.
2 FRANÇOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress and author. She is the only daughter of Liliane Bettencourt, the principal shareholder of L’Oréal S.A, a French personal care company. It is the largest cosmetics company and has developed activities in the cosmetics field concentrating on skin care, hair care, hair colour, make-up, perfume, and sun protection. When her mother passed away in 2017, she inherited the principal shares of the company. As a writer, she works mostly on Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. She has an estimated net worth of $59.8 billion.
1 JULIA FLESHER KOCH
Julia Flesher Koch is the wife of the late David Koch, chemical engineering magnate and co-owner and executive vice president of Koch industries. David Koch passed away last 2019, which led to Julia Koch, and her three childen, inheriting a 42% stake of Koch industries. She started out as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo. She met David Koch in 1991 via a blind date, and met again several months later. They got married in 1996 and remained happily so until David’s death. Julia Flesher Koch has an estimated net worth of $60 billion.
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