Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Women in The World 2017. Many people globally tend to know only riches of men. They even do research on their occupation and the ways they used to acquire wealth. Richest men are known by their names and how much they are worth. On the other hand, women are also very rich. It’s only that they are not recognized like men. Through research, some of these women are rich because of their rich backgrounds while others have acquired wealth out of their hard work. Below are the top 10 richest women in the whole world 2017.
List of Top 10 Richest Women in The World 2017
10. Iris Fontbona
Iris Fontbona is worth $ 13.5B and holds the 10th position in the richest women in the world 2017. She was born in 1942. Fontbona hails from Chile, Santiago and this is where she has been residing. Business is her occupation and it has helped her acquire so much wealth. Some of her earnings are the shares that she has in several companies in Chile. Iris also engages herself in mining companies (copper mining companies), projects that are associated with finances, beverage sectors and also different kinds of industries like the Antofagasta Plc. Iris Fontbona is currently 74 of age.
9. Johanna Quandt
The late Johanna Quandt appears in this list of richest women out of her being a successful business woman in the world. Johanna hails from German and was a widow of the late Herbert Quandt who was an industrialist. She holds a record of being the richest person in German and 77th richest person in the whole world. Quandt once worked for the BMW (motor company) as a secretary and this is where she met the love of her life in 1960. Up to her death in 2015, Johanna Quandt was net worth $ 13.9B.
8. Susanne Klatten
Suzanne is the daughter of industrialist Herbert Quandt and Johanna Maria Quandt (German entrepreneur), as discussed above. Born on 28th April 1962 in Homburg, German , Suzanne inherited most of her father’s wealth after his death .her parents were her role model hence emerging in the top 10 list of richest women in the world. Suzanne Klatten hold a record of being the 54th richest person in the world. She died at the age of 53 and she was net worth $16.8B.
7. Anne Cox Chambers
Anne Cox Chambers hails from the United States from a political background. Her father holds a record of being 46th and 48th governor of Ohio. Anne is an American media proprietor. Most of her wealth came from her engaging in media companies like televisions, magazines and radio. After her father’s death, Ann took over her father’s interests in business. She ran the family company for more than thirty years together with her sister. Anne Cox chambers is net worth $ 17B.
6. Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell jobs was born on November 6th, 1963 in West Milford, new jersey in America. She is a widow to the late Steve Jobs. Powell was once a student at the University of Pennsylvania and she graduated in 1985. Her passion is to work with the development of education. Steve Jobs (Powell’s husband) trusted his wife so much and therefore he handed over his shares to her to handle. When he died, Laurene worked hard on her husband’s investment which has more than 100 million shares.
So far, Powell holds a record of being the founder of conservation of environment, education, Emersion collective (supports social injustice policies). The 53 year old Powell is net worth $ 19.5B
5. Maria Franca Fissolo
Maria Franca Fissolo is appearing in this list because she was married to the Italy’s wealthiest entrepreneur (Michele Ferrero). The late Michele was the director of chocolate manufacture Ferrero SpA. This company was ranked the second largest in Europe. This company was very small at the beginning, but this couple had a passion to be rich so they worked on it until it grew big and strong. When her husband died, Maria inherited his entire business. She holds a record of being the 20th richest person in the world (May, 2014) Maria Franca Fissolo is net worth $ 23.4B.
4. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars was born on October 10th 1939, in the United Kingdom. She is an American woman who inherited most of her wealth. Her parents are Forrest Mars and Audrey Mars. Jacqueline enjoys investing and she is also a Philanthropist. Her father was a very rich person because he created American Candy Company Mars. Although she is learned to the college level, but she inherited most of her wealth when her father died. In December 2014, she was ranked 20th richest person in the world.
Jacqueline Mars is net worth $ 26.6B. She is one of the Top 10 Richest Women in The World 2017.
3. Alice Walton
Alice Walton was born on 7th October 1949. She is an American woman who got her wealth out of inheriting. Her family is very rich, her own brother, Jim Walton was the founder of the largest retailer WalMart in the world which is a multinational retail corporation. Alice’s own sister-in-law is also very rich net worth of US$34.3B.
Alice Walton is net worth $39.4B.
2. Liliane Bettencourt
She was born on 21st of October 1922 in Paris, France. Liliane Bettencourt is the only daughter of Eugene Schueller (father, entrepreneur and pharmacist) and Louise Madeleine (mother). Liliane owns a lot of billion dollar shares which she inherited from her father. Liliane’s father was the founder of Clichy which is the largest beauty and cosmetic company in the world.
Liliane Bettencourt is net worth $40.1B.
1. Christy Walton
Christy Walton was born on February 8, 1949, Jackson, Wyoming in the US. Sam Walton is her Father-in-law. She is the widow of the late John Walton. Her wealth came as a result of her inheriting her husband’s assets. When her husband died in a plane crash (June, 2005), Christy inherited wealth worth US$ 18.2 billion. So far, Christy is ranked as the world’s top richest woman and the 6th richest person in the world.
Christy Walton is net worth $41.7B.
These are the Top 10 Richest Women in The World 2017. Many of the above women are heiresses. They inherited their wealth from their loved ones, although, a few got theirs out of their hard work.