Women continue to make their way to the top of the world now more than ever, and contrary to what it used to be, they’re even making more money than some of the richest men on earth. Finally, the tables are turning.
Chances are that all the ladies on this list have more money than we could ever imagine and they continue to get richer as we speak. So, without further ado, let’s talk about business, here we bring you the top 10 wealthiest women in 2021.
10. Laurene Powell Jobs – $ 19 Billion
Lauren Powell Jobs is the founder of Emerson Collective and College Track, two companies with philanthropic and educational goals. She got her fortune by being the widow and heiress of the CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs
9. Iris Fontbona – $ 20.7 Billion
Iris Fontbona is the widow of Andronico Luksic inherited the control of 65% of Antofagasta, a Santiago de chile -based mining company. She later became a businesswoman, controlling Banco de Chile, Madeco Manufacturer, CCU Beverages, and CSVA Shipping Company.
8. Zhong Huijuan – 22.5 Billion
Zhong Huijuan is the richest self-made woman. She’s the founder of Hansoh Pharmaceutical and currently holds 66% of its stake. Its products include oncology, anti-infective, anti-diabetic, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular drugs.
7. Susanne Klatten – 26.4 Billion
Susanne Klatten specialized in advertising and had an immense responsibility after the death of her father. She inherited a 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana and also a 12.5% in BMW, which increased to 19.2% after her mother’s death.
6. Yang Huiyan & Family – $ 31.4 Billion
Yang Huiyan is a businesswoman who actually works in the property developer company Country Garden Holders which has a vast international project portfolio in the real estate business. Her father is the founder of the company and transferred her the majority of the shares (70%) in 2007.
5. Jacqueline Mars – $41.5 Billion
The Mars family founded the American candy company Mars which now includes pet products. All our happy snacks with snickers, M&M, Milky ways, skittles and Twix, and many more, are thanks to her family. No wonder how Jacqueline Mars is so wealthy now.
4. Mackenzie Scott – 55.1 Billion
Mackenzie Scott is a professional novelist whose most famous book is ‘The Testing of Luther Albright’ which was accredited as the American book award in 2006. She was previously married to Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world and founder of Amazon. They got divorced in 2019 and she obtained $ 35.6 billion in Amazon stocks, a company where she worked and helped to build in its very first beginnings. Nowadays, she is a philanthropist and plays a big part in charitable-giving campaigns.
3. Alice Walton – 59.3 Billion
Alice Walton made a name in the financial sector and even founded an investment bank called Llama Company. Nowadays, she is focused on art and even has her own collection. She’s the daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the biggest retailers Walmart and Sam’s Club.
2. Julia Koch & Family – $ 61.8 Billion
Julia Koch is a fashion designer. Her life would be somewhat ordinary but one day, she decided to go on a blind date with a very rich man called David Koch. That man happened to be the ex co-owner of Koch Industries, the second-largest privately held company by revenue in the United States, manufacturing, refining, and distribution of petroleum, chemicals, energy, and many others. David died in 2019 and left 42% of the company to Julia and their three children.
1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $73.4 Billion
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the actual chairwoman of the personal care brand L’Oréal, owning around 33% of the company stocks. Her grandfather was the chemist that founded the L’Oréal brand, the world’s leading company in cosmetics and beauty. Her mother was their only child and got the inheritance until 2017 when she died and all went to Francoise, also an only child.