The Forbes’ List of Billionaires for 2020 was released recently. And while Jeff Bezos of Amazon topped the list for the third consecutive time, there were 234 women on the list. This number is 10 less than the 244 women on the Richest Woman in the world list last year but the collective worth of the women billionaires is a whopping $927.4 billion.
Here is a list of the top 10 women on the list. Read on to know more about a few women on this list.
|S.No||Name of the billionaire||Net Worth||Country||Source of Wealth|
|1||Alice Walton||$54.4 billion||United States||Walmart|
|2||Francoise Bettencourt Meyers||$48.9 billion||France||L’Oreal|
|3||Julia Koch||$38.2 billion||United States||Koch Industries|
|4||MacKenzie Bezos||$36 billion||United States||Amazon|
|5||Jacqueline Mars||$24.7 billion||United States||Candy, Pet Food|
|6||Yang Huiyan||$20.3 billion||China||Real Estate|
|7||Susanne Klatten||$16.8 billion||Germany||BMW, Pharmaceuticals|
|8||Laurene Powell Jobs||$16.4 billion||United States||Apple, Disney|
|9||Zhong Huijuan||$14.6 billion||China||Pharmaceuticals|
|10||Gina Rinehart||$13.1 billion||Australia||Mining|
The only daughter of the founder of Walmart Sam Walton, Alice Walton topped the list of the richest women in the world with a net worth of a whopping $54.4 billion. At number 9, she was also the only woman to be listed in the top 10 billionaires in the world.
Known very often as a philanthropist and art collector, Walton does not actively participate in running the daily operations of Walmart.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
The grand daughter of the founder of the famed cosmetics company L’Oreal, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became the heiress of the company when her mother passed away in 2017. She has served on the board of the company since 1997 and is also ]]the president o the Chairperson of the family’s philanthropic organization, which is involved in promoting French arts and sciences.
Making her entry for the first time onto the list of billionaires, MacKenzie Bezos is the former wife of the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. As part of the divorce settlement, she received one-fourth of the shares of her former husband in Amazon. However, she is an award winning novelist and a philanthropist.
Daughter of the industrialist Herbert Quandt, widely regarded as the leading figure in guiding the luxury car maker BMW to eminence, Sussanne Klatten owns around 19 per cent stake in the famed automaker BMW. She is also the sole owner of Altana, a pharmaceutical and specialty chemical corporation.
The daughter of the high-profile iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock, Gina Rinehart has the chairperson of Hancock Prospecting since 1992, a mineral extraction and exploration company that was founded by her father. Interestingly, she is also one of the top few cattle producers in Australia.
To read more about all the other women billionaires who feature in the Richest Woman in the World list, click here.