Top 10 Richest Women in The World 2022

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, Liliane Bettencourt’s only daughter is leading this list withholding the first place of being the wealthiest woman in the world with a net worth of $81.5 Billion (Rupees – 6,14,921.

Alice Walton heiress to Walmart’s riches comes in second with a net worth of $64.3 Billion (Rupees – 4,85,146 crores).

With a net worth of $54.6 Billion (Rupees – 4,11,740 crores), MacKenzie Scott having a 4% interest in Amazon.

The 10 wealthiest women in the world are ranked according to their estimated net worth as of 2022.

#10 | Iris Fontbona & family

Iris Balbina Fontbona González (born 1942/1943) is a Chilean mining magnate, media proprietor, billionaire businesswoman, the widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, from whom she inherited Antofagasta PLC. She is the wealthiest person in Chile, the fifth wealthiest in Latin America, the eighth wealthiest woman worldwide and the 91st wealthiest person in the world.

Fortune

Fontbonne acquired her wealth following the death of her husband, Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, in 2005 from cancer.

The bulk of her husband’s business went to their three sons, Guillermo, Jean-Paul and Andrónico. Jean-Paul manages Antofagasta, Luksic Group’s copper mining group and one of the largest mining companies in the world.

Background

Fontbona was born in 1942 and attended a Catholic high school. When she was 17 she met Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, who was 15 years older than her, and who married him by the time she was 20. Luksic had five children by his first wife, Patricia Lederer, who died before he did. Fontbona became the step-mother of Andrónico Luksic Craig when he was a 7-year-old. Another of her sons was Guillermo Luksic, who died of lung cancer in 2013. The couple had three children of their own.

Fontbona spends time in three primary residences, including Vitacura, Santiago, Chile, Belgravia in London, and Liechtenstein. She is a devout Roman Catholic. She keeps a low profile but garners much media attention annually during the Chilean Telethon. She does not grant interviews.

NET WORTH: $20.3 BILLION

AGE: 78

IDENTIFIED AS: MINING MAGNATE, MEDIA PROPRIETOR, PHILANTHROPIST

CITIZENSHIP: CHILE

Iris Balbina Fontbona González is a Chilean mining tycoon, media mogul, and wealthy businesswoman who is the widow of Antofagasta PLC founder Andrónico Luksic Abaroa.

She is Chile’s wealthiest person, Latin America’s fifth wealthiest person, the eighth wealthiest woman in the world, and the world’s 91st wealthiest person.

#9 | Gina Rinehart

Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart (née Hancock, born 9 February 1954) is an Australian mining magnate and heiress Rinehart is the Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father, Lang Hancock.

Rinehart was born in Perth, Western Australia, and spent her early years in the Pilbara. She boarded at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and then briefly studied at the University of Sydney, dropping out to work with her father at Hancock Prospecting. She was Lang Hancock’s only child, and when he died in 1992 – leaving a bankrupt estate – she succeeded him as executive chairman. She turned a company with severe financial difficulties into the largest private company in Australia and one of the largest mining houses in the world.

Early life and family

Rinehart was born on 9 February 1954 at St John of God Subiaco Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. She is the only child of Hope Margaret Nicholas and Lang Hancock. Until age four, Rinehart lived with her parents at Nunyerry, 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Wittenoom. Her family then moved to Mulga Downs station in the Pilbara. Later Rinehart boarded at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Perth. She briefly studied economics at the University of Sydney, before dropping out and working for her father, gaining an extensive knowledge of the Pilbara iron-ore industry. Rinehart rebuilt the HPPL company to become one of the most successful private companies in Australia’s history.

NET WORTH: $22.7 BILLION

AGE: 68

IDENTIFIED AS: EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF HANCOCK PROSPECTING

CITIZENSHIP: AUSTRALIA

Georgina Hope is a fictional character. “Gina” Rinehart is a mining tycoon and heiress from Australia.

Rinehart is the Executive Chairman of Hancock Prospecting, which was founded by her father, Lang Hancock, and is a privately held mineral exploration and extraction business.

#8 | Susanne Klatten

Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten (née Quandt, born 28 April 1962) is a German billionaire heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. As of May 2022, her net worth was estimated at US$25.5 billion, ranking her the richest woman in Germany and the 65th richest person in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Education

Klatten was born in Bad Homburg, Germany. After gaining a degree in business finance, she worked for the advertising agency Young & Rubicam in Frankfurt from 1981 to 1983. This was followed by a course in marketing and management at the University of Buckingham, and an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne specialising in advertising.

She gained further business experience in London with Dresdner Bank, the Munich branch of management consultants McKinsey and the bank Bankhaus Reuschel & Co.

Personal life

Susanne met Jan Klatten while she was doing an internship with BMW in Regensburg, where he worked as an engineer. It is reported that during this time she called herself Kant and did not tell him who she was until they were sure about each other, but Klatten himself denies the story. They married in 1990 in Kitzbühel and live in Munich.[13] They have three children. The couple separated in 2018. She has been a member of the University Council of the Technical University of Munich since 2005. In 2007 she was awarded the Bayerischer Verdienstorden, the Bavarian Order of Merit. She is one of the biggest donors of the centre-right political party, the Christian Democratic Union.

NET WORTH: $28.7 BILLION

AGE: 57

IDENTIFIED AS: HOLDINGS IN ALTANA AND BMW; RICHEST WOMAN IN GERMANY

CITIZENSHIP: GERMANY

Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt, is a German wealthy heiress.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, her net worth was projected to be US$25.5 billion in May 2022, making her the richest woman in Germany.

#7 | Yang Huiyan & family

BornJuly 20, 1981 (age 40 years), Shunde District, Foshan, China
SpouseChen Chong (m. 2006)
EducationThe Ohio State University
ParentsYang Guoqiang, Yang Yanchi
NationalityChinese, Cypriot

NET WORTH: $27.9 BILLION

AGE: 39

IDENTIFIED AS: MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER (55%), COUNTRY GARDEN HOLDINGS

CITIZENSHIP: CHINA

Yang Huiyan is a Chinese-born property developer and wealthy entrepreneur.

She became a Cypriot citizen in 2018 and is the primary stakeholder of Country Garden Holdings, which her father Yang Guoqiang primarily handed to her in 2007.

She is Asia’s wealthiest lady.

Yang Guoqiang, her father, founded the real estate business Country Garden in 1997 and gave her 70 percent of the company’s shares before its IPO in 2007.

#6 | Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars (born October 10, 1939) is an American heiress and investor. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated. As of April 2022, Mars was ranked by Bloomberg Billionaires Index as the 48th richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$43.4 billion.

Early life

Jacqueline Mars was born on October 10, 1939. She attended and graduated from the boarding school Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1961 with a degree in anthropology.

Career

Mars is an heiress to Mars, Inc. shares. As a member of the Mars family, Mars’ shares of Mars, Incorporated and other assets were estimated by Forbes magazine in January 2019 to be worth $23.5 billion, making her the 18th richest American, and #34 on its list of “The World’s Billionaires”. Mars was active in Mars, Inc. from 1982, when she joined the company as Food Product Group President, until her retirement in 2001. As reported by Forbes in June 2019, Mars is the wealthiest resident living in Virginia with an estimated 28.1 billion dollar net worth.

Personal life

Mars married David H. Badger in 1961. They had three children: Alexandra Badger born 1966/1967 (age 54–55), Stephen M. Badger born c.1969 (age 51–52), and Christa M Badger born c.1975 (age 45–46). She divorced Badger in 1984. She married Harold ‘Hank’ Vogel in 1986, with whom she resided in Bedminster, New Jersey; they divorced in 1994.

She is a trustee of the US Equestrian Team and owns a working organic farm, which is protected by the Land Trust of Virginia.[9][10][11] She sits on the board of directors for the Washington National Opera, the National Sporting Library and Fine Arts Museum. Mars also sits on the National Advisory Council of the Journey through Hallowed Ground, a foundation promoting American heritage in the region stretching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Mars is a routine donor to the League of Conservation Voters. Mars received the inaugural Foundation for the National Archives’ Heritage Award.

NET WORTH: $30.9 BILLION

AGE: 81

IDENTIFIED AS: DAUGHTER OF AUDREY RUTH (MEYER) AND FORREST MARS, SR., AND GRANDDAUGHTER OF FRANK C. MARS, FOUNDERS OF THE AMERICAN CANDY COMPANY MARS, INCORPORATED

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

Jacqueline Mars is a businesswoman and heiress from the United States.

She is the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars and the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., the founders of the American confectionery business Mars, Incorporated.

Jacqueline Mars was rated the 48th richest person in the world by Bloomberg Billionaires Index in April 2022, with a net worth of US$43.4 billion.

#5 | Miriam Adelson

Biography

Miriam Farbstein (later Adelson) was born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine in 1945, to parents who fled Poland before the Holocaust. Her father was a prominent member of the Mapam political party. In the 1950s, her family settled in Haifa, where Adelson’s father owned and operated several movie theatres.

Adelson with her husband and Donald Trump

She attended the Hebrew Reali School for 12 years. She served mandatory army service as a medical officer at Ness Ziona. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she earned a medical degree from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Medical School.

Born
Miriam Farbstein

10 October 1945 (age 76)

Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine[1]
Nationality American
Israeli
Education Hebrew University of Jerusalem (BS)
Tel Aviv University (MD)
Spouse(s)
Ariel Ochshorn

(div. 1980)

Sheldon Adelson

(m. 1991; died 2022)

Children 5
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom (ribbon).svg Presidential Medal of Freedom (2018)

NET WORTH: $29.1 BILLION

AGE: 75

IDENTIFIED AS: PUBLISHER OF THE NEWSPAPER ISRAEL HAYOM

CITIZENSHIP: SOUTH AFRICA (1971-CURRENT), UNITED STATES (2000-CURRENT), CANADA (1971-CURRENT)

Miriam Adelson is a wealthy Israeli-American physician.

She became a donor to conservative political groups in the United States and Israel after her 1991 marriage to American business billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

She is the current publisher of the Israel Hayom newspaper.

#4 | Julia Koch & family

Julia Margaret Flesher Koch (born April 12, 1962) is an American socialite, billionaire, philanthropist, and one of the richest women in the world. She inherited her fortune from her husband, David Koch, who died in 2019. As of January 2020, estimates her and her family’s net worth at $43 billion, while Bloomberg estimates it at $61.6 billion.

Julia Koch
Born Julia Margaret Flesher April 12, 1962 United States
Occupation Heir Philantrophist
Title President of David H. Koch Foundation

NET WORTH: $51.5 BILLION

AGE: 58

IDENTIFIED AS: PRESIDENT OF DAVID H. KOCH FOUNDATION

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

Julia Margaret Flesher Koch is an American socialite, philanthropist, and one of the world’s wealthiest women.

Her fortune was left to her by her late husband, David Koch, who died in 2019.

Forbes estimates her and her family’s net worth to be $43 billion in January 2020.

#3 | MacKenzie Scott

Early life and education

MacKenzie Scott Tuttle was born on April 7, 1970, in San Francisco, California, to a financial planner father and homemaker mother. She claims to have begun seriously writing at the age of 6, when she wrote The Book Worm, a 142-page book, which was destroyed in a flood.

In 1988, she graduated from Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.

In 1992, Tuttle earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Princeton University, where she studied under the Nobel Laureate in Literature Toni Morrison, who described Tuttle as “one of the best students I’ve ever had in my creative writing classes”. She also worked as a research assistant to Morrison for the 1992 novel Jazz.

Career

Literary career

In 2005, Scott wrote her debut novel, The Testing of Luther Albright, for which she won an American Book Award in 2006. She said that it took her 10 years to write, as she was helping Bezos build Amazon, giving birth to three children, and raising them. Toni Morrison, her former teacher, reviewed the book as “a rarity: a sophisticated novel that breaks and swells the heart”. Her second novel, Traps, was published in 2013.

Amazon

In 1993, Scott and Bezos were married, and in 1994, they both left D. E. Shaw, moved to, and started Amazon. Scott was one of Amazon’s first employees and was heavily involved in Amazon’s early days, working on the company’s name, business plan, accounts and shipping early orders. She also negotiated the company’s first freight contract. When Amazon began to succeed, Scott took a less involved role in the business, preferring to focus on her family and literary career.

Personal life

Scott was married to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, from 1993 to 2019. She met him while working as his assistant at D. E. Shaw in 1992; after three months of dating in New York they married and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 1994. They have four children: three sons and one daughter. Their daughter is adopted from China.

Their community property divorce in 2019 left Scott with US$35.6 billion in Amazon stock while her ex-husband retained 75% of the couple’s Amazon stock. She became the third-wealthiest woman in the world and one of the wealthiest people overall in April 2019. In July 2020, Scott was ranked the 22nd-richest person in the world by Forbes with a net worth estimated at $36 billion. By September 2020, Scott was named the world’s richest woman, and by December 2020, her net worth was estimated at $62 billion.

NET WORTH: $54.6 BILLION

AGE: 50

IDENTIFIED AS: OWING TO A 4% STAKE IN AMAZON

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

MacKenzie Scott is an author and philanthropist from the United States.

After her divorce from Amazon founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos, she has a net worth of $54.6 billion as of May 29, 2022, thanks to a 4% interest in Amazon.

She is well-known for her role in the establishment and growth of Amazon, as well as her now-divorced marriage to Jeff Bezos.

#2 | Alice Walton

Walton family fortune

The Walton family fortune is broken down as such:

  • Alice Walton, $70.4 billion
  • Jim Walton, $70.1 billion
  • S. Robson Walton, $69.8 billion
  • Lukas Walton, $17.7 billion
  • Ann Walton Kroenke, $9.4 billion
  • Nancy Walton Laurie, $8.5 billion
  • Christy Walton, $8.1 billion

Overview:

Known forHeiress, Walton family fortune
BornAlice Louise Walton; October 7, 1949 (age …
RelativesRob Walton (brother); John Walton …
Parent(s)Sam Walton (father); Helen Walton

NET WORTH: $64.3 BILLION

AGE: 71

IDENTIFIED AS: HEIRESS, WALTON FAMILY FORTUNE

CITIZENSHIP: UNITED STATES

Alice Louise Walton is the heiress to Walmart’s riches in the United States.

She had nearly $11 billion in Walmart stock as of September 2016.

#1 | Françoise Bettencourt Meyers & family

Introduction

As of 2022, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers’ net worth is roughly $66.3 billion.

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress and an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. Her family owns the company L’Oréal, and after her mother Liliane passed away, she inherited the L’Oreal fortune.

Early Life

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the daughter of Liliane Bettencourt.

Liliane was a French heiress, socialite, and businesswoman and she was one of the principal shareholders of L’Oréal. At the time of her death, she was the richest woman, and the 14th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $44.3 billion.

Bibliography

  • The Greek gods. Genealogy (Les Dieux grecs. Généalogies), Paris, éd.
  • A look at the Bible (Regard Sur la Bible), 5 vol., Introduction by Alain Decaux, Published, November 2008, awarded the Prix des Lauriers Verts (section « Spirituality ») in 2009:
    • Words and expressions originating in the Bible
    • From one Testament to the other, Judaism and Catholicism
    • Family Tree of Adam Eve, and the Tribes of Israel
    • Animals, Plants, Measures, money, and numbers in the Bible
    • Genealogy section

NET WORTH: $81.5 BILLION

AGE: 67

IDENTIFIED AS: CHAIRWOMAN, L’ORÉAL

CITIZENSHIP: FRANCE

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the world’s richest woman and a French billionaire heiress.

Liliane Bettencourt’s only daughter and heir are her.

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