15 Richest Women in the World, Ranked by Net Worth

Forbes world’s billionaire’s list is an annual compilation that outlines the wealthiest people in the world. Forbes lists 2,668 billionaires this year.

But, what’s even mind-blowing is that there are only 327 women on the list. Women have come so far! It will undoubtedly take time for the numbers to even out, but we’ll get there.

Of that 327, 101 women on this list are self-made billionaires who either established or co-founded their own companies.

1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – Net Worth: $74.8 Billion

She joined the ranks of the billionaires when her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, passed away. Francoise is the granddaughter of the founder of cosmetics giant L’Oréal.

In 2020, she was ranked as the wealthiest lady in the world as Walmart’s stock rose each year. Alice’s net worth is $65.3 billion, making her one of the wealthiest people in the world.

2. Alice Walton – Net Worth: $65.3 Billion

Julia Koch of Koch industries joined the ranks of the extremely rich when her husband, David Koch, tragically died, passing down a 42% stake in Koch industries to Julia and their children.

3. Julia Koch – Net Worth: $60 Billion

Under the spotlight in possibly the most expensive divorce in the world, Mackenzie Scott is the divorcee of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. She received a 25% stake in the company after getting divorced.

4. Mackenzie Scott – Net Worth: $43.6 Billion

5. Jacqueline Mars – Net Worth: $31.7 Billion

The candy company was founded by her grandfather in 1911 and has made Jacqueline a billionaire, with a current fortune estimated at $31.7 billion.

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