According to Forbes, there are 2,208 billionaires in the world and 11 percent of them are women. The list of these billionaires is increasing over time and these stats are till the end of 2018.
While the number of women in the billionaire’s list is quite less compared to the males. There’s a high possibility that these numbers will increase over the years.
In this list, we are focusing on women who have ranked in the top 100 billionaires list of Forbes. The combined wealth of these women is $171.1 billion.
#1 Anne Cox Chambers
Number one on our list is the oldest lady born on December 1, 1919, which makes her 99 years old as of today.
She is known as an American media proprietor and she has a stake of interest in Cox Enterprises. Which is a privately held media empire including television, radio, cable television, newspapers, and many other businesses.
The company was founded by Anne’s father James M. Cox. And because of that, her worth is $17 billion.
#2 Iris Fontbona
Her full name is Iris Balbina Fontbona Gonzáles and she was born in 1942. She is from Chile and the wealthiest person in the country and the fifth wealthiest person in Latin America.
She owns copper mines in Chile. Her estimated worth is $13.5 billion.
#3 Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten is the richest woman in Germany. She is the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. As of March 2018, her net worth was $25.1 billion.
Her father left her with 50.1 percent of the shares of Altana AG, which is a pharmaceutical and chemical company and 12.5 percent of BMW. Her father had a great contribution to the success of BMW.
He died on 2 June 1982 in Kiel, Germany.
#4 Maria Franca Fissolo
Maria is the widow of Michele Ferrero. The guy was Italian candy tycoon known for his world-famous candies and of course Nutella.
He passed away in 2015 and afterward his son Giovanni Ferrero and wife Maria Franca Fissolo inherited the company. You must have heard about Kinder, Tic Tacs and Ferrero Rocher. That’s the company we are talking about here.
Maria’s estimated worth is around $23.4 billion.
#5 Laurene Powell Jobs
Powell Jobs is the richest women in the technology industry. She is the widow of Apple’s co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs.
On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs died and afterward Powell Jobs inherited Steven P. Jobs Trust, which as of May 2013 had a 7.3% stake in The Walt Disney Company worth approximately $11.1 billion, and 38.5 million shares of Apple Inc.
She is also the founder of Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environmental conservation. Her worth is $19.5 billion.
#6 Jaqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars is the owner of popular candy-bar: Mars. The candy bar was originally created back in 1911 by Frank Mars, Jacqueline’s grandfather.
He started the business small, from his own kitchen in Washington. The company touched the heights of the sky when Jacqueline’s father joined.
She owns the companies that produce these bars, along with some other products like Uncle Ben’s rice and Whiskas for animals, particularly for cats and dogs.
Her worth is about $26.6 billion.
#7 Alice Walton
Alice Walton is an heiress to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton, and the late John T. Walton.
She was born on October 7, 1949, and her current worth is $46 billion as of November 2018.