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10 Richest Women in The World in 2021

Last Updated by Ravinder 27-Jul-2021

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In our previous blog, we discussed the richest people in the world in 2021. But this year, 328 women made on the Forbes list of billionaires around the world that is 87 more than the previous year. So today we are going to discuss the top 10 richest women in the world in 2021.

1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & Family


Age: 67

Country: France

Net worth: $88.7 Billion

Source of Wealth: L'oreal

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers inherited her wealth from her mother who passed away in 2017. Bettencourt has been on the companies board of members since 1997. In 2020 L’OREAL stocks rose by 38%, making it one of the most profitable companies of the year. Bettencourt plays an important role in the companies board and take interest in daily operations.

2. Alice Walton


Age: 71

Country: United States

Net worth: $64.2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Walmart

Alice Walton lost her first spot on the list of 10 richest women in the world to Francoise Bettencourt Meyers but still, she was able to up her wealth by $7.4 billion from last year. Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton (Founder of Walmart). Since Walmart introduces free shipping to the customers that resulted in Walmart’s online sales went up by 69% and most people say that Alice was the brain behind the decision.

3. MacKenzie Scott


Age: 50

Country: United States

Net worth: $60.3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Amazon

MacKenzie is the Ex-wife of Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) is got a 4% share in Amazon after her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019. She recently got married to Dan Jewett who is a science teacher and together they vow to give away most of her fortune. During the pandemic she becomes the biggest philanthropist, giving away $5.8 billion to various causes. 

4. Julia Koch and Family


Age: 58

Country: United States

Net worth: $45.3 Billion

Source of Wealth: Koch Industries

Julia Koch is the widow of David Koch who died in 2019. She and her children own a 42% stake in Koch Industries, which is the biggest private own company in America as per revenue. Julia Koch is a board member of a $116 billion company whose chairman is Charles Koch (brother of David Koch).

5. Miriam Adelson


Age: 75

Country: United States

Net worth: $31.6 Billion

Source of Wealth: Sands Casinos and Resorts

Miriam Adelson is the 56% stakeholder in Sands casinos and resorts. Adelson is the widow of Sheldon Adelson (former owner of sands) who died in January 2021. Sands lost $985 million in the second quarter due to the pandemic. Sands announce that they are selling their Vegas properties for $6.25 billion so they can better focus on business in Macau.

6. Jacqueline Mars


Age: 81

Country: United States

Net worth: $30.7 Billion

Source of Wealth: Candy, Pet Food

Jacqueline Mars is the granddaughter of Frank. C Mars founded Mars Incorporation in 1911. Jacqueline Mars owns a one-third stake in Mars Incorporated. Last year they had $40 billion in sales of candy, pet food and pet care.

7. Yang Huiyan & Family


Age: 39

Country: China

Net worth: $30.5 Billion

Source of Wealth: Real Estate

Yang Huiyan is the youngest person in the top 10 list of richest women in the world in 2021. She owns 58% of the Chinese real estate developer Country Garden Holdings that was founded by her father. The company's shares fall by 14% due to pandemics in 2020. Yang is also the chairperson of the U.S list education firm Bright Scholar Education Holdings.

8. Susanne Klatten


Age: 58

Country: Germany

Net worth: $29.1 Billion

Source of Wealth: BMW, Chemicals

Susanne Klatten owns 19.1% stakes in BMW which she got from her mother Johanna Quandt after her death. BMW has a $119 billion revenue and their stock prices rise by 93% in 2020. Susanne Klatten also owns an Atlanta AG, which she turns into a world-class chemical company.

9. Gina Rinehart


Age: 67

Country: Australia

Net worth: $22.6 Billion

Source of Wealth: Mining

Gina Rinehart is the richest person in Australia. She is the daughter of Lang Hancock who founded Hancock Prospecting Group in 1992. Gina Rinehart is the chairperson of the company and owns a 77% stake in the company.

10. Iris Fontbona & Family


Age: 78

Country: Chili

Net worth: $20.2 Billion

Source of Wealth: Mining

Iris Fontbona is the widow of Andronico Luksic who founded the Chilean mining company Antofagasta. She and her children own the company that had $5.1 billion in revenue in 2020. Iris also owns a majority stake in Quinenco, which is a publicly listed Chilean conglomerate deal in banking, manufacturing and beer.

This is the list of the world's 10 richest women in 2021. let us know what you think about it in the comment box below. Check out the list of richest people in the world in 2021

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