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If you think that the list of the richest people in the world contains men only, then you are wrong. it is just an imaginary bubble. the truth is that women are equally capable. And, in this post, you will find the Top 10 Richest Women in the World.

2021 was surely the year of Changes. That is why there are 328 billionaire women on the Forbes Billionaires list with the richest woman in the world at 20th position. These women are surely the Wonder Women who know how to change their fortunes. But, people calling them lucky is not true.

But, do you know how Françoise Bettencourt Meyers became so rich? What is her source of income? Who is in the 2nd position? At 3rd and what about the 4th? How much money do they have? Wait, you will find answers to all these queries below in the post.

Top 10 Richest Women in the World (2022)

From China to The U.S.A, the list of the Top 10 Richest Women in the World has women from all. Some are self-made while some share their profit with their husbands and families.

According to Forbes, the recent data shows that 328 women made up the list of the Forbes Billionaires list this year. That’s an appreciable number.

RankRichest Women in the World (2022)Net Worth in USD
1Françoise Bettencourt Meyers 84.2 Billion
2Alice Walton64.6 Billion
3Julia Koch52.9 Billion
4MacKenzie Scott48 Billion
5Jacqueline Mars33.3 Billion
6Miriam Adelson30.7 Billion
7Susanne Klatten29.5 Billion
8Yang Huiyan 23.6 Billion
9Gina Rinehart22.2 Billion
10Iris Fontbona21.2 Billion

Who’s the Richest Woman in the World?

The Richest Woman in the World is Françoise Bettencourt Meyers with a net worth of $84.2 Billion. Although the world’s market experienced strong turbulence because of the unexpected corona pandemic, still Françoise Bettencourt Meyers remains the Richest woman for more than three years now.

1. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers | 84.2 Billion

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers: Richest Woman in the World

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world. She is the Chairperson and the owner of the world’s classiest makeup and skincare range company, L’Oréal.

She is the single daughter of a billionaire but instead of enjoying the gifted luxury, she choose to follow her heart and preferred writing and playing piano at parties.

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Françoise started her career as a businesswoman in 1997 after the controversial death of her husband. But, the turning point in her life was when she inherited one-third part of the makeup company after her mother died. She has constantly owned the title of the World’s richest woman since then.

Net Worth: $90.9 BILLION
Residence: France
Age: 67
Owner: L’Oreal
Ownership stake: 33%

2. Alice Walton | 64.6 Billion

Alice Walton: Richest Woman in the World

Alice Walton is the second richest woman in the world who lost the title to be at the top by a difference of more than 30 billion dollars.

Alice Walton and her family are the major shareholders in Walmart.

She is a master lady and started her business career by being a  money manager and equity analyst for commerce cooperation. She holds tremendous experience in the accounting world.

Gathering the experience, she started her career as an entrepreneur by being the founder, president, chairwoman, and CEO of Llama Company which was an investment bank. After this, she headed towards the Northwest Arkansas Council and became the first chairperson there. But she never worked with passion in Walmart. It was her siblings who were working on the project.

Apart from the business world, she has a keen interest in paintings and the art world. Because of her sheer love in art, she opened an art museum in her hometown.

Net Worth: $64.6 Billion
Residence: United States
Age: 71
Owner: Walmart
Ownership stake: 48.3%

3. Julia Koch | 52.9 Billion

Julia Koch: world's 3rd richest females

Julia Koch is the widow of David Koch, the owner of Koch Industries. After his death, she and her sons became the owner of 42% stakes in the Koch Industry.

Julia is an American Billionaire and Socialite who worked as an assistant to Adolfo. He is a renowned fashion designer. Not only this, she has worked with several high-profile clients during her early days.

Net Worth: $65.2 Billion
Residence: United States
Age: 58
Owner: Koch Industries
Ownership stake: 42%

4. MacKenzie Scott | 48 Billion

MacKenzie Scott: 4th richest woman in the world

MacKenzie Scott is the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos who is the second richest man in the world and the founder and owner of Amazon.

The Divorce news of the couple shocked the world.

But after the divorce, the settlement amount made her the world’s fourth-richest woman in the world with a net worth of $48 billion. Apart from being the stakeholder of Amazon, she is a Novelist and a Philanthropist. She has won the American Book Award for her debut novel.

Also, her name appeared in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Net Worth: $48 Billion
Residence: United States
Age: 50
Owner: Amazon
Ownership stake: 5%

5. Jacqueline Mars | 33.3 Billion

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Who knew Candies can make people some of the richest humans on earth? Well, it is true and this brings us to Jacqueline Mars. She is the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars who was the founder of the company Mars and daughter of Forrest Edward Mars.

All her wealth has made her the 52nd richest person in this world.

Net Worth: 33.3 Billion
Residence: United States
Age: 82
Owner: Mars Company
Ownership Stake: 33%

6. Miriam Adelson | 30.7 Billion

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Miriam Adelson is the ruling queen of the Casino world.

Miriam Adelson is the widow of the owner of the Las Vegas Sand Casinos. And, after his death, she got the 56% stakes in the largest running Las Vegas Sand Casinos chain.

She bears a loss of $985 million dollars as there was no running casino in the second half of 2020 because of the ongoing pandemic, but at the end of the year, the company gained a huge profit of $1.69 billion, thus, making her appearance in the list of the richest women in the world.

Net Worth: $38.2 Billion
Residence: United States
Age: 75
Owner: Las Vegas Sand Casinos
Ownership stake: 56%

Wrapping Up

The top 10 women in the above list have a net worth of $408.5 billion. This means they as a whole have a net worth equal to that of 56% population of the world. Now turn is yours, tell us in the comment section, what fluctuations are expected by the end of 2022 and who others deserve to be at the top 10 and why?

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    • Unfortunately, there are many. That’s why these richest women continue to inspire the rest of us every day.


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