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Ranked: The World’s Richest Women, 2021

Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers

With her net worth estimated at $71.4 billion, L’Oréal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the wealthiest woman on earth. Her family owns 33% of L’Oreal stock and she is the chairperson of this makeup firm. The second slot on the top 50 richest women of the world is claimed by Alice Walton, the only daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. Her net worth is $68 billion.

The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott made it to the world’s richest women – billionaires list 2021 with a net worth of $54.9 billion. She was married to Jeff Bezos for 25 years and they divorced in mid-2019. As part of the divorce settlement, Jeff transferred 25% of his Amazon stake to MacKenzie, which was 4% of the company.

With a net worth of $44.9 billion, Julia Koch made it to the billionaire list at the fourth spot after she and her three children inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries from her husband, David Koch, who died in August 2019 at age 79.

Yang Huiyan is the fifth richest woman in the world today. Yang Huiyan owns 57% stakes in the company Garden Holdings and her net worth is $31.4 billion. With a net worth of $28.9 billion, Jacqueline Mars is the sixth wealthiest woman in the world. She owns an estimated one-third of the world’s largest candy maker, Mars, which was founded by her grandfather.

Owning 19.2% of the automotive giant BMW, Susanne Klatten is the seventh richest woman in the world. Her net worth is $25.8 billion. The eighth position among the world’s richest women goes to Zhong Huijuan with her net worth estimated at $23.5 billion. She is the chairperson of drugmaker Hansoh Pharmaceuticals, Zhong Huijuan.

With an estimated net worth of $22.1 billion, Laurene Powell Jobs stands ninth on the list of richest women in the world. She inherited $21.6 billion from the stakes in Apple and Disney that her deceased husband Steve Jobs passed on to her.

The World’s Richest Women, 2021

RankNameNet WorthCountry
1Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family$71.4 billionFrance
2Alice Walton$68.0 billionUnited States
3MacKenzie Scott$54.9 billionUnited States
4Julia Koch & family$44.9 billionUnited States
5Yang Huiyan & family$31.4 billionChina
6Jacqueline Mars$28.9 billionUnited States
7Susanne Klatten$25.8 billionGermany
8Zhong Huijuan$23.5 billionChina
9Laurene Powell Jobs & family$22.1 billionUnited States
10Iris Fontbona & family$21.0 billionChile
11Zhou Qunfei & family$18.6 billionHong Kong
12Fan Hongwei & family$17.9 billionChina
13Gina Rinehart$17.4 billionAustralia
14Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken & family$17.1 billionNetherlands
15Wu Yajun$16.3 billionChina
16Abigail Johnson$15.0 billionUnited States
17Kirsten Rausing$13.5 billionSweden
18Kwong Siu-hing$13.0 billionHong Kong
19Lu Zhongfang$12.7 billionChina
20Wang Laichun$12.7 billionChina
21Cheng Xue$10.8 billionChina
22Massimiliana Landini Aleotti & family$10.6 billionItaly
23Denise Coates$9.9 billionUnited Kingdom
24Lam Wai Ying$9.1 billionHong Kong
25Ann Walton Kroenke$9.1 billionUnited States
26Savitri Jindal & family$8.7 billionIndia
27Nancy Walton Laurie$8.2 billionUnited States
28Blair Parry-Okeden$8.2 billionUnited States
29Diane Hendricks$8.0 billionUnited States
30Christy Walton$7.8 billionUnited States
31Zhao Yan$7.8 billionChina
32Zeng Fangqin$7.6 billionChina
33Magdalena Martullo-Blocher$7.5 billionSwitzerland
34Rahel Blocher$7.4 billionSwitzerland
35Marie-Hélène Habert$7.2 billionFrance
36Pamela Mars$7.2 billionUnited States
37Victoria Mars$7.2 billionUnited States
38Valerie Mars$7.2 billionUnited States
39Marijke Mars$7.2 billionUnited States
40Sandra Ortega Mera$7.1 billionSpain
41Antonia Ax:son Johnson & family$7.0 billionSweden
42Sofie Kirk Kristiansen$6.9 billionDenmark
43Agnete Kirk Thinggaard$6.9 billionDenmark
44Li Haiyan$6.7 billionChina
45Ronda Stryker$6.6 billionUnited States
46Marie Besnier Beauvalot$6.3 billionFrance
47Zheng Shuliang & family$6.2 billionChina
48Meg Whitman$5.8 billionUnited States
49Chan Laiwa & family$5.8 billionChina
50Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala & family$5.8 billionMexico

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