Comparing women based on the money they own is not as easy as counting numbers from 1 to 10 because the basis of comparison varies from the different compilations taken across the world. Also not every woman is open to revealing her wealth. So these rankings are given based on the information that is available out in the open.
1) Holly Branson
Holly, Sir Richard Branson’s daughter, is a medical student. Apart from looking stunningly beautiful, she has been a student in the department of neurology of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. With an entrepreneurial spirit, she is now a part of her father’s business which involves many charity events including encouraging kids from South Africa to come up with their own start up ideas at Branson Center of Entrepreneurship in Johannesburg. She is a member of the Virgin Unite Board and also the special project manager.
2) Lydia Hearst
Not only is she known for being a hot fashion model and a blogger, but also for taking over a publication which her great grandfather established. She is a Wilton High School graduate and majored Communications and Technology from Sacred Heart University. Inspired by art, photography and fashion she worked with many magazines and famous photographers such as Mario Testino,Paulo Roversi,Patrick DeMarchelier. She is one of the most eligible bachelorette – being rich, beautiful and single – what more can you ask?
3) Ivanka Trump
Born to the popular Donald Trump, Ivanka was a part of the Forest City Enterprises and Dynamic Diamond Corp after which she joined her father and became the Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization. She also released a book – The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.
4) Jocelyn Wildenstein
For a woman, looks are everything, unless she is a millionaire leading an extremely sophisticated life. Though Jocelyn had major disfigurations as a consequence of the number of surgeries she underwent, she is now living the life of a queen. Her nasty divorce left her with a lump sum of $2.5 billion for 13 years which she spends extravagantly proven by her $60,000 phone bills.
5) Elizabeth Holmes
Not long after did she start studying in Stanford University, she dropped out after one semester and involved herself full time in a company, Real-Time Cures, she established which was later renamed as Theranos. Her company continued to grow and raised huge amounts up to $400 million. She is one of the youngest billionaire women who is self made. Today, she is one of the richest woman in the world.
6) Donatella Versace
After Donatella’s brother Gianni (who started the Versace business in fashion) passed away, she became the Chief Designer and Vice President of the Versace group. Earning a huge amount of $200 million, she divided it with her daughter and brother. She also ventured into hotel chain and jewelry businesses.
7) Marta Ortega-Perez
She is the “born with a golden spoon” woman. Her father Amancio Ortega who owns the Inditex is ranked third richest in the world. His fashion company is worth a whopping $62 billion due to the renowned brands such as Zara and Massimo Dutti. It is said that she is being trained by her father personally to inherit the Inditex.
8) Liliane Bettencourt
She is the richest of the ladies on this planet. Being the sole heiress to the most popular cosmetic company L’Oreal, her bank accounts sum upto $30 billion. Selling her island paradise fetched her a $42 million solid profit.
9) Alice Walton
Sam Walton’s only daughter Alice is regarded as the most influential person by the Times Magazine. Her holdings of Wal-Mart are a worth of $23.3 billion. She is ranked 16th richest on this planet which makes Wal-Mart the first company to successfully push 2 women in the list of top 10 richest women worldwide.
10) Christy Walton
Christy is ranked 2nd in the race of riches for women and 11th worldwide. She has notable holdings in the evergreen reputed retail chain Wal-Mart, which was founded by her father-in-law, Sam Walton which brought her $28.2 billion.
11. Gina Rinehart
The fifth most wealthiest woman in the world today according to Forbes, Gina has her own aura. She isn’t just the wealthiest person in Australia, she has had a father who was a mining tycoon himself, Lang Hancock.
Gina beats other rich women to secure position 5 in the Forbes world’s richest women list. She is also the wealthiest person in Australia. Her late father Lang Hancock was a mining tycoon.
12. Iris Fontbona
Occupying the fourth position among the top ten richest women in the world, she has a net worth of a whopping $17.4 billion that she inherited from her late husband. Forbes list of billionaires rank her at number 35 and she has controlling interests in a number of companies including Banco de Chile; Chiles second largest bank, CSAV; Latin America’s biggest Shipping Company, and CCU; the world’s largest brewer.
13. Susanne Klatten
Today, she is the 7th richest woman in the world and Germany’s richest woman. She has climbed the rankings while beating her other competitors and claimed the fourth position in Forbes German millionaires.
14. Jaquilene Mars
The daughter of Edward Mars Sr., Jaquilene belongs to one of the richest families in the world and is 5th on the list of the richest women in the world, which translates to her being in a league like Gina Rinehart.
This was the fourteen woman who can be the candidate for the richest woman in the world. You will find a number of other people as well and 2015 is sure to see more women come to the list with women gaining wealth today lot more than before.
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