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List of female billionaires

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Forbes magazine annually ranks the world's wealthiest female billionaires. This list uses the static rating published once a year by Forbes, usually in March or April. There were 337 women listed on the world's billionaires as of 4 April 2023, up from 327 in 2022.[1] Since 2021, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers has been listed as the world's wealthiest woman.

According to a 2021 billionaire census, women make up 11.9% of the billionaire cohort, and "just over half of all female billionaires are heiresses, with an additional 30% having a combination of inherited and created wealth." In the overall female billionaire cohort, 16.9% of billionaires are "self-made" and 53.5% gained their wealth through a combination of inheritance and "self-made" wealth as of 2017.[2]

2023 list[edit]

The top 10 women billionaires, using the Forbes static ranking as of 4 April 2023, are:[1]

No. Name Image Birth date Net worth US$
(billions)
Citizenship Source World
rank
Steady 1 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 71) Increase 74.8  France L'Oréal Increase 1
Increase 2 Julia Koch (1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 62) Decrease 59  United States Koch industries Decrease 17
Decrease 3 Alice Walton (1949-10-07) 7 October 1949 (age 74) Decrease 56.7  United States Walmart Decrease 21
Increase 4 Jacqueline Mars (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 84) Increase 38.3  United States Mars, Inc. Increase 31
Increase 5 Miriam Adelson (1945-10-10) 10 October 1945 (age 78) Increase 35  Israel /  United States Las Vegas Sands Increase 35
Increase 6 Rafaela Aponte-Diamant 1944 or 1945 (age 79–80) Increase 31.2  Italy Mediterranean Shipping Company Increase 43
Increase 7 Susanne Klatten (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 62) Increase 27.4  Germany Altana, BMW Increase 51
Decrease 8 Gina Rinehart (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 70) Decrease 27  Australia Hancock Prospecting Decrease 52
Decrease 9 MacKenzie Scott (1970-04-07) 7 April 1970 (age 54) Decrease 24.4  United States Amazon.com Decrease 60
Decrease 10 Iris Fontbona 1942 or 1943 (age 81–82) Increase 23.1  Chile Antofagasta plc Increase 65

2022 list[edit]

The top 10 women billionaires, using the Forbes static ranking as of 5 April 2022, are:[3]

No. Name Image Birth date Net worth US$
(billions)
Citizenship Source World
rank
Steady 1 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 71) Increase 74.8  France L'Oréal Decrease 14
Steady 2 Alice Walton (1949-10-07) 7 October 1949 (age 74) Increase 65.3  United States Walmart Decrease 18
Increase 3 Julia Koch (1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 62) Increase 60  United States Koch industries Increase 21
Decrease 3 MacKenzie Scott (1970-04-07) 7 April 1970 (age 54) Decrease 43.6  United States Amazon.com Decrease 30
Increase 5 Jacqueline Mars (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 84) Increase 31.7  United States Mars, Inc. Increase 41
Increase 6 Gina Rinehart (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 70) Increase 30.2  Australia Hancock Prospecting Increase 46
Decrease 7 Miriam Adelson (1945-10-10) 10 October 1945 (age 78) Decrease 27.5  Israel /  United States Las Vegas Sands Decrease 50
Steady 8 Susanne Klatten (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 62) Decrease 24.3  Germany Altana, BMW Decrease 56
Increase 9 Iris Fontbona 1942 or 1943 (age 81–82) Decrease 22.8  United States Antofagasta plc Increase 67
Increase 10 Abigail Johnson (1961-12-19) 19 December 1961 (age 62) Increase 21.2  United States Fidelity Investments Increase 75

2021 list[edit]

In January 2021, CEOWORLD Magazine announced that if her family's wealth is included in her total fortune, then Francoise Bettencourt Meyers's wealth is estimated to stand at $71.4 billion.[4]

The top 10 women billionaires, using the Forbes static ranking as of 17 March 2021, are:[5]

No. Name Image Birth date Net worth US$
(billions)
Citizenship Source World
rank
Increase 1 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 71) Increase 73.6  France L'Oréal Increase 12
Decrease 2 Alice Walton (1949-10-07) 7 October 1949 (age 74) Decrease 61.8  United States Walmart Decrease 17
Steady 3 MacKenzie Scott (1970-04-07) 7 April 1970 (age 54) Decrease 53  United States Amazon.com Decrease 22
Steady 4 Julia Koch (1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 62) Increase 46.4  United States Koch industries Decrease 27
Increase 5 Miriam Adelson (1945-10-10) 10 October 1945 (age 78) Increase 38.2  Israel /  United States Las Vegas Sands Increase 36
Decrease 6 Jacqueline Mars (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 84) Increase 31.3  United States Mars, Inc. Decrease 48
Decrease 7 Yang Huiyan (1981-07-20) 20 July 1981 (age 42) Increase 29.6  Cyprus[6] Country Garden Holdings Decrease 50
Decrease 8 Susanne Klatten (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 62) Increase 27.7  Germany Altana, BMW Increase 53
Increase 9 Gina Rinehart (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 70) Increase 23.6  Australia Hancock Prospecting Increase 70
Increase 10 Iris Fontbona 1942 or 1943 (age 81–82) Increase 23.5  Chile Antofagasta plc Increase 74

2020 list[edit]

The top 10 women billionaires, using the Forbes static ranking as of 18 March 2020, are:[7]

No. Name Image Birth date Net worth US$
(billions)
Citizenship Source World
rank
Increase 1 Alice Walton (1949-10-07) 7 October 1949 (age 74) Increase 65.9  United States Walmart Steady 12
Decrease 2 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 71) Increase 65.4  France L'Oréal Steady 13
Increase 3 MacKenzie Scott (1970-04-07) 7 April 1970 (age 54) Increase 62.3  United States Amazon Decrease 17
Increase 4 Julia Koch (1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 62) Increase 44.9  United States Koch industries Increase 24
Increase 5 Jacqueline Mars (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 84) Increase 28.9  United States Mars, Inc. Increase 38
Decrease 6 Yang Huiyan (1981-07-20) July 20, 1981 (age 42) Increase 27.3  Cyprus[6] Country Garden Holdings Decrease 43
Decrease 7 Susanne Klatten (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 62) Increase 23.9  Germany Altana, BMW Decrease 54
Decrease 8 Laurene Powell Jobs (1963-11-06) 6 November 1963 (age 60) Increase 19.9  United States Apple Inc., The Walt Disney Company Decrease 67
Increase 9 Zhong Huijuan 1961 (age 62–63) Increase 18.8  China Hansoh Pharmaceutical Increase 70
Decrease 10 Gina Rinehart (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 70) Increase 16.1  Australia Hancock Prospecting Decrease 103

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lopez Gomes, Gabriela (2023-04-04). "The World's Richest Women Billionaires 2023". Forbes.
  2. ^ Brinded, Lianna (2018-05-18). "There are more female billionaires in the world, mostly thanks to inheritance". Quartz. Retrieved 2023-09-08.
  3. ^ Sandler, Rachel (2022-04-05). "The World's Richest Women Billionaires 2023". Forbes.
  4. ^ "Ranked: The World's Richest Women, 2021". 19 January 2021.
  5. ^ "The top 10 richest women in the world". Forbes. 6 April 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "China's richest woman buys EU citizenship with 'golden passport'". Taiwan News. August 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "The top 10 richest women in the world". Forbes. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.