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. There were 328 women listed on the world's billionaires as of 17 March 2021, up from 241 in March 2020.[1] Since 2021, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is 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]

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.[3]

The top 10 women billionaires, using the Forbes static ranking as of 17 March 2021, are:[1]

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 68) Increase 73.6  France L'Oréal Increase 12
Decrease 2 Alice Walton Alice Walton (cropped).jpg (1949-07-10) 10 July 1949 (age 72) Increase 61.8  United States Walmart Decrease 17
Steady 3 MacKenzie Scott MacKenzie Scott.jpg (1970-04-07) 7 April 1970 (age 51) Increase 53  United States Amazon.com Decrease 22
Steady 4 Julia Koch Julia Koch (cropped).jpg (1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 59) Increase 46.4  United States Koch industries Decrease 27
Increase 5 Miriam Adelson Miriam Adelson June 2019.jpg (1945-10-10) 10 October 1945 (age 75) Increase 38.2  United States /  Israel Las Vegas Sands Increase 36
Decrease 6 Jacqueline Mars Jacqueline Mars Portrait Painting Collage By Danor Shtruzman.jpg (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 81) Increase 31.3  United States Mars, Inc. Decrease 48
Decrease 7 Yang Huiyan (1981-07-20) July 20, 1981 (age 40) Increase 29.6  Cyprus [4] Country Garden Holdings Decrease 50
Decrease 8 Susanne Klatten 2017-09-12 IAA 2017 Susanne Klatten bei BMW by Olaf Kosinsky-10.jpg (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 59) Increase 27.7  Germany Altana, BMW Increase 53
Increase 9 Gina Rinehart Gina Rinehart June 2015.jpg (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 67) Increase 23.6  Australia Hancock Prospecting Increase 70
Increase 10 Iris Fontbona Iris Fontbona Portrait Painting Collage By Danor Shtruzman.jpg 1977 (age 43–44) 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:[5]

No. Name Image Birth date Net worth US$
(billions)
Citizenship Source World
rank
Increase 1 Alice Walton Alice Walton (cropped).jpg (1949-07-10) 10 July 1949 (age 72) Increase 65.9  United States Walmart Steady 12
Decrease 2 Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 68) Increase 65.4  France L'Oréal Steady 13
Increase 3 MacKenzie Scott MacKenzie Scott.jpg (1970-04-07) 7 April 1970 (age 51) Increase 62.3  United States Divorce from Jeff Bezos Decrease 17
Increase 4 Julia Koch Julia Koch (cropped).jpg (1962-04-12) 12 April 1962 (age 59) Increase 44.9  United States Koch industries Increase 24
Increase 5 Jacqueline Mars Jacqueline Mars Portrait Painting Collage By Danor Shtruzman.jpg (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 81) Increase 28.9  United States Mars, Inc. Increase 38
Decrease 6 Yang Huiyan (1981-07-20) July 20, 1981 (age 40) Increase 27.3  Cyprus [6] Country Garden Holdings Decrease 43
Decrease 7 Susanne Klatten 2017-09-12 IAA 2017 Susanne Klatten bei BMW by Olaf Kosinsky-10.jpg (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 59) Increase 23.9  Germany Altana, BMW Decrease 54
Decrease 8 Laurene Powell Jobs Laurene Powell Jobs.jpg (1963-11-06) 6 November 1963 (age 57) Increase 19.9  United States Apple Inc., The Walt Disney Company, marriage Decrease 67
Increase 9 Zhong Huijuan 1961 (age 59–60) Increase 18.8  China Hansoh Pharmaceutical Increase 70
Decrease 10 Gina Rinehart Gina Rinehart June 2015.jpg (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 67) Increase 16.1  Australia Hancock Prospecting Decrease 103

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The top 10 richest women in the world". Forbes. 6 April 2021. Retrieved 19 April 2021.
  2. ^ [1]"
  3. ^ "Ranked: The World's Richest Women, 2021". 19 January 2021.
  4. ^ Taiwan News
  5. ^ "The top 10 richest women in the world". Forbes. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  6. ^ Taiwan News