There was a time that only men, specifically older men were only allowed to do business and that earning your first 6-digits was only experienced by a handful of people. But now, time has changed and being a billionaire is now the new millionaire. Currently, there are less than 2,000 billionaires around the world and some of them are women. Their age ranges from 19 to over 50-years-old. Some of them made their fortune through working smart and hard while others inherited their family business. As of March 2015, women broke past records, as the world consists of 197 female billionaires, which is up from 2014 with 172. Want to see more? Come with us and admire some of the youngest female billionaires in the world! They’re beauty, brains, and wealth!
Charlotte Casiraghi is the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, Princess of Monaco, and the late Stefano Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. She is eighth in line to the throne of Monaco. She is a 29-year-old model and is worth $5.7 billion. She received a philosophy degree from Sorbonne University and is the face of Gucci. Aside from modeling she is also a published writer and magazine editor.
Following her mother’s, Lee Kun-Hee’s footsteps as Samsung Chairman, Lee is president of Cheil Industries. She is 41-years-old and is worth $1.3 billion. Cheil Industries has been around since 1945 as a textile manufacturer and eventually expanded into the fashion business and chemicals. In 2011, the Italian leather brand, Colombo via Della Spiga was bought by Cheil. Cheil merged with Samsung SDI and Samsung Everland, making them the leading producer of energy storage solutions before going public 2014.
Ivanka Trump is probably one of the most famous female billionaire thanks to her good looks and father Donald Trump. Ivanka is 34-years-old and is worth $3 billion which her father had a hand in. Initially, she was studying at Georgetown University where she spent two years but then transferred to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Economics in 2004. Ivanka is the Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization and is involved with all aspects of the company’s real estate and hotel management initiatives.
Marie Besnier Beauvalot is a French billionaire heiress and is a major shareholder of Lactalis who is worth $2.5 billion. She and her two siblings inherited the dairy company and own 100% of the shares. They are the makers of Président brie cheese, which is what made the company popular. Their competition, Italian milk manufacturer Parmalat, filed for bankruptcy in 2003, which resulted with the founder in jail. The siblings rescued the failing company through a holdings group in 2001. Marie and her siblings own 84% of Parmalat through the holding company.
Holly Branson is the daughter of probably the coolest CEO in the world, Sir Richard Branson. She is worth $3.8 billion and went to medical school where she specialized in Neurology. Then after school, she worked in the Neurology Department of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Aside from enjoying her wealth, she also travels around the world doing humanitarian work.