In 2017, over 2000 people were ranked in the World’s Billionaires list by Forbes, and more than 220 of them were women. This is indeed a record and a high jump from last year’s stats for women billionaire. Currently women make up just eleven percent of this coveted list, and collectively they have a net fortune of over $850 billion.
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For the second year in a row, Liliane Bettencourt, the French heiress of the L’Oréal brand was crowned as the richest women in the world by Forbes. Liliane and her daughter Francoise Bettencourt Meyers owned thirty three percent of the makeup brand. L’Oréal was founded by Liliane’s father, Eugene Schueller in 1907. 94-year-old Liliane recently died on September 2017, and now she is survived by her two grandsons and daughter. At the time of her death, Liliane Bettencourt was still ranked as the World’s Richest Women with a fortune worth 39.5 billion.
Christy Walton is one of the heiress of Walmart. She was married to the unique son of Sam Walton, who is the founder of Walmart. After her husband passed away in a plane crash back in 2005, she became the heiress of their entire business. She has thus successfully made her way in the list of the top ten world’s richest women for the year 2016-2017. As of now, Christy Walton is the sixth richest person in the UK.
Born on the 7th of October 1949, Alice Walton was considered as one of the richest women in the world last year. She is the sister in law of Walmart’s heiress, Christy Walton. Alice Walton is the current owner of the Walmart Store in America. Apart from being one of the richest women in America, Alice Walton is also known for her expertise in economics and finance. Lately, she was awarded with the Arkansas Aviation Hallo Honour. As the only daughter of Sam Walton, Alice has no active role in her business. The fortune of Alice is estimated at 33.8 billion.
Mars Inc. was founded by the father of Jacqueline Mars, and now she is the owner of this international brand. According to reports published by Forbes in 2014, she was stated as being the twentieth richest person in America and was also declared as the fourth richest women in the world according to a 2016 report. Jacqueline Mars is also known as a philanthropist and a renowned financial investor. The Mars Incorporated fortune is shared between Jacqueline Mars, and her two brothers, Forrest Jr and John. Jacqueline fortune is worth $27 billion.
Maria Franca Fissolo
Maria Franca Fissolo is the proud owner of the second largest confectionary factory in Europe, known as Ferrero Spa. The company was firstly owned by Maria’s husband, but after he passed away, his widow took over the business. With net earnings of over $23 Billion, this Italian billionaire is among the twentieth richest person in the world.