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Richest Women In The World In 2021

Who are the wealthiest women in the world in 2021 as per their net worth? Better known as Heiress to the L’Oreal empire, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world. The 67-year old billionaire’s net worth is $80.2 billion. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers inherited the title after her mother’s, Liliane Bettencourt, passing in 2017. Following closely behind is Alice Walton, 71, of the Walmart empire—also the world’s richest family. Her net worth is $66.3 billion.

The third place is grabbed by MacKenzie Scott, 51, with a net worth of $60.0 billion. Formerly married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Scott has a 4% stake in the e-commerce company which she received as a part of the Divorce settlement between her and Bezos.

Using the billionaire’s list by Forbes magazine, we examined the wealthiest women in the world in 2021, who occupy the 300 billionaires list as of today’s data. Looking towards the East, Yang Huiyan became the richest woman in Asia. Other Female billionaires from Asia who made it to the list include China’s Wu Yajun with $19.3 billion, China’s Zhong Huijuan with $19.0 billion, Hong Kong’s Kwong Siu-hing with $14.7 billion, China’s Fan Hongwei with $14.7, India’s Savitri Jindal & family with $12.8 billion, Hong Kong’s Zhou Qunfei & family with $12.8 billion.

Richest Women In The World In 2021

RANKNAMENET WORTHABOUTCOUNTRY
1Francoise Bettencourt Meyers $80.2 billion L'Oréal France
2 Alice Walton $66.3 billion Walmart United States
3 MacKenzie Scott $60.0 billion Amazon United States
4 Julia Koch & family $46.4 billion Koch Industries United States
5 Miriam Adelson $37.5 billion casinos United States
6 Yang Huiyan & family $33.9 billion real estate China
7 Jacqueline Mars $31.3 billion candy, pet food United States
8 Susanne Klatten $29.7 billion BMW, pharmaceuticals Germany
9 Iris Fontbona & family $25.1 billion mining Chile
10 Gina Rinehart $23.9 billion mining Australia
11 Abigail Johnson $20.9 billion money management United States
12 Laurene Powell Jobs & family $20.2 billion Apple, Disney United States
13 Wu Yajun $19.3 billion real estate China
14Zhong Huijuan $19.0 billion pharmaceuticals China
15 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken & family $17.6 billion Heineken Netherlands
16 Kwong Siu-hing $14.7 billion real estate Hong Kong
17 Fan Hongwei & family $14.7 billion petrochemicals China
18 Kirsten Rausing $14.1 billion packaging Sweden
19 Savitri Jindal & family $12.8 billion steel India
20 Zhou Qunfei & family $12.8 billion smartphone screens Hong Kong
21 Tatyana Bakalchuk $12.7 billion ecommerce Russia
22 Zheng Shuliang & family $10.0 billion aluminum products China
23 Lu Zhongfang $9.6 billion education China
24 Blair Parry-Okeden $9.4 billion media, automotive United States
25 Massimiliana Landini Aleotti & family $9.2 billion pharmaceuticals Italy
26 Lam Wai-ying $9.1 billion smartphone screens Hong Kong
27 Ann Walton Kroenke $9.0 billion Walmart United States
28 Agnete Kirk Thinggaard $8.8 billion Lego Denmark
29 Sofie Kirk Kristiansen $8.8 billion Lego Denmark
30 Cheng Xue $8.6 billion soy sauce China
31 Zhao Yan $8.5 billion biotech China
32 Marie-Hélène Habert $8.1 billion diversified France
33 Nancy Walton Laurie $8.0 billion Walmart United States
34 Diane Hendricks $8.0 billion roofing United States
35 Wang Laichun $7.8 billion electronics components China
36 Chan Tan Ching-fen $7.8 billion real estate Hong Kong
37 Pamela Mars $7.8 billion candy, pet food United States
38 Victoria Mars $7.8 billion candy, pet food United States
39 Valerie Mars $7.8 billion candy, pet food United States
40 Marijke Mars $7.8 billion candy, pet food United States
41 Antonia Ax:son Johnson & family $7.7 billion diversified Sweden
42 Christy Walton $7.7 billion Walmart United States
43 Magdalena Martullo-Blocher $7.5 billion chemicals Switzerland
44 Rahel Blocher $7.5 billion chemicals Switzerland
45 Vicky Safra $7.5 billion banking Greece
46 Sandra Ortega Mera $7.5 billion Zara Spain
47 Ronda Stryker $6.9 billion medical equipment United States
48 Marie Besnier Beauvalot $6.7 billion cheese France
49 Denise Coates $6.5 billion online gambling United Kingdom
50 Meg Whitman $6.4 billion eBay United States
51 Jane Lauder $6.4 billion Estée Lauder United States
52 Jian Jun $6.4 billion biomedical products China
53 Pauline MacMillan Keinath $6.4 billion Cargill United States
54 Pan Dong $6.3 billion consumer goods Canada
55 Margaretta Taylor $6.2 billion media, automotive United States
56 Katharine Rayner $6.2 billion media, automotive United States
57 Tamara Gustavson $6.2 billion self storage United States
58 Judy Faulkner $6.0 billion health IT United States
59 Randa Duncan Williams $6.0 billion pipelines United States
60 Milane Frantz $6.0 billion pipelines United States
61 Dannine Avara $6.0 billion pipelines United States
62 Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala & family $5.8 billion beer, investments Mexico
63 Chan Laiwa & family $5.8 billion real estate China
64Dagmar Dolby & family $5.6 billion Dolby Laboratories United States
65 Alexandra Schoerghuber $5.6 billion real estate Germany
66 Li Haiyan $5.5 billion restaurants China
67 Carrie Perrodo & family $5.4 billion oil France
68 Zeng Fangqin $5.3 billion smartphone components China
69 Karen Pritzker $5.2 billion hotels, investments United States
70 Miuccia Prada $5.0 billion luxury goods Italy
71 Dona Bertarelli $4.8 billion biotech Switzerland
72 Elizabeth Johnson $4.8 billion money management United States
73 Luiza Helena Trajano $4.6 billion retail chain Brazil
74 Shu Ping $4.6 billion restaurants Singapore
75 Shari Arison $4.6 billion Carnival Cruises Israel
76 Maria Fernanda Amorim & family $4.6 billion energy, investments Portugal
77 Hong Ra-hee $4.4 billion Samsung South Korea
78 Pansy Ho $4.2 billion casinos Hong Kong
79 Johnelle Hunt $4.2 billion trucking United States
80 Katharina Otto-Bernstein $4.2 billion real estate Germany
81 Beatriz Davila de Santo Domingo $4.2 billion beer Colombia
82 Traudl Engelhorn & family $4.2 billion pharmaceuticals, medical equipment Germany
83 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw $4.2 billion biopharmaceuticals India
84 Janice McNair $4.1 billion energy, sports United States
85 Margot Birmingham Perot $4.1 billion computer services, real estate United States
86 Aerin Lauder $4.1 billion cosmetics United States
87 Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer $4.0 billion Cargill United States
88 Mary Alice Dorrance Malone $3.8 billion Campbell Soup United States
89 Maren Otto $3.8 billion retail, real estate Germany
90 Renate Reimann-Haas $3.8 billion consumer goods Germany
91 Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler-Thumann $3.8 billion auto parts Germany
92 Marian Ilitch $3.7 billion Little Caesars United States
93 Alessandra Garavoglia $3.7 billion spirits Italy
94 Marianne Liebmann $3.6 billion Cargill United States
95 Chu Lam Yiu $3.6 billion flavorings Hong Kong
96 Lynsi Snyder $3.6 billion In-N-Out Burger United States
97 Winifred J. Marquart $3.6 billion cleaning products United States
98 Helen Johnson-Leipold $3.6 billion cleaning products United States
99 Denise York & family $3.5 billion San Francisco 49ers United States
100 Martha Ingram & family $3.5 billion book distribution, transportation United States
101 Fiona Geminder $3.5 billion manufacturing Australia
102 Giuliana Benetton $3.5 billion fashion retail, investments Italy
103 Julia Thiele-Schuerhoff $3.5 billion brakes Germany
104 Margarita Louis-Dreyfus & family $3.4 billion commodities Switzerland
105 Lynn Schusterman $3.4 billion oil & gas, investments United States
106 Gayle Benson $3.4 billion pro sports teams United States
107 Leena Tewari $3.4 billion pharmaceuticals India
108 Lottie Tham & family $3.4 billion H&M Sweden
109 Maja Oeri $3.4 billion Pharmaceuticals Switzerland
110 Angela Leong $3.3 billion casinos Hong Kong
111 Melissa Ma $3.3 billion internet search China
112 Zhang Xin & Pan Shiyi $3.3 billion real estate China
113 Heidi Horten $3.3 billion retail Austria
114 Rita Tong Liu $3.2 billion real estate Hong Kong
115 Thai Lee $3.2 billion IT provider United States
116 Jean (Gigi) Pritzker $3.2 billion hotels, investments United States
117 Yuan Liping $3.2 billion pharmaceuticals Canada
118 Pat Stryker $3.2 billion medical equipment United States
119 Karin Schick $3.1 billion information technology Germany
120 Jane Goldman $3.1 billion real estate United States
121 Friede Springer $3.1 billion publishing Germany
122 Penny Pritzker $3.0 billion hotels, investments United States
123 Amy Goldman Fowler $3.0 billion real estate United States
124 Dinara Kulibaeva $3.0 billion banking Kazakhstan
125 Diane Kemper $3.0 billion real estate United States
126 Gudrun Heine $3.0 billion medical devices Germany
127 Sybill Storz $3.0 billion medical devices Germany
128 Doris Fisher $2.9 billion Gap United States
129 Maritsa Lazari & family $2.9 billion real estate United Kingdom
130 Maggie Hardy Knox $2.9 billion building materials United States
131 Karin Sartorius-Herbst $2.9 billion biopharmaceuticals Germany
132 Heloise Pratt $2.9 billion manufacturing, investment Australia
133 Lucy Peng $2.9 billion e-commerce China
134 Miriam Baumann-Blocher $2.9 billion chemicals Switzerland
135 Kate Wang $2.8 billion e-cigarettes China
136 Alicia Koplowitz $2.8 billion construction, investments Spain
137 Bergit Douglas $2.8 billion consumer goods Germany
138 Julia Oetker $2.8 billion consumer goods Germany
139 Rosely Schweizer $2.8 billion consumer goods Germany
140 Eva Maria Bucher-Haefner $2.8 billion software, investments Switzerland
141 Caroline Hagen Kjos $2.7 billion conglomerate Norway
142Xie Juhua & family $2.7 billion pharmaceuticals China
143Filiz Sahenk $2.7 billion diversified Turkey
144Franziska Wuerbser & Gabriella Meister $2.7 billion appliances Germany
145 Alice Schwartz $2.6 billion biotech United States
146 Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao $2.6 billion airlines Vietnam
147 Oprah Winfrey $2.6 billion TV shows United States
148 Hortensia Herrero $2.6 billion supermarkets Spain
149 Zhong Ruonong & family $2.6 billion electronics China
150Teresita Sy-Coson $2.5 billion diversified Philippines
151 Maria Del Pino $2.5 billion construction Spain
152 Su Suyu & family $2.5 billion utilities, real estate China
153 Carol Jenkins Barnett $2.5 billionPublix supermarkets United States
154 Renate Sick-Glaser $2.4 billion sensor technology Germany
155 Yvonne Bauer $2.4 billion media Germany
156 Susan Alfond $2.4 billion shoes United States
157 Gail Miller $2.4 billion car dealerships United States
158 Smita Crishna-Godrej $2.4 billion consumer goods India
159 Chen Jinxia $2.4 billion investments China
160 Charlotte Soderstrom $2.4 billion H&M Sweden
161 Catherine Phillips $2.4 billion investments Canada
162 Li Xuhui $2.3 billion soy sauce China
163 Gretel Packer $2.3 billion casinos Australia
164Dulce Pugliese de Godoy Bueno $2.3 billion hospitals, health care Brazil
165 Katarina Martinson $2.3 billion investments Sweden
166 Dominika Kulczyk $2.3 billion diversified Poland
167 Anna Katharina Viessmann $2.3 billion heating and cooling equipment Germany
168 Elaine Wynn $2.3 billion casinos, hotels United States
169 Elizabeth Sy $2.2 billion diversified Philippines
170 Chen Xiao Ying $2.2 billion health information China
171 Maria Franca Fissolo $2.2 billion Nutella, chocolates Italy
172 Anne Beaufour $2.2 billion pharmaceuticals France
173 Ilona Herlin $2.2 billion elevators, escalators Finland
174 Marina Prada $2.2 billion luxury goods Italy
175 Lin Chang Su-O $2.2 billion real estate Taiwan
176Christiane Schoeller $2.1 billion publishing Germany
177 Sol Daurella $2.1 billion Coca-Cola bottler Spain
178 Wu Lanlan & family $2.1 billion packaging China
179 Zhang Yin $2.1 billion paper manufacturing China
180 Zhang Ning & family $2.1 billion chemicals Canada
181 Louise Lindh $2.1 billion investments Sweden
182 Linda Pritzker $2.0 billion hotels, investments United States
183 Lee Boo-jin $2.0 billion Samsung South Korea
184 Amy Wyss $2.0 billion medical equipment United States
185 Chen Xueling $2.0 billion stationeryChina
186 Sylvia Stroeher $2.0 billion cosmetics Germany
187 Nicola Leibinger-Kammueller $2.0 billion manufacturing Germany
188 Regine Leibinger $2.0 billion machine tools Germany
189 Jennifer Pritzker $2.0 billion hotels, investments United States
190 Qian Ying $2.0 billion pig breedingChina
191 Semahat Sevim Arsel $1.9 billion diversified Turkey
192 Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti $1.9 billion diversified Brazil
193 Lee Seo-hyun $1.9 billion Samsung South Korea
194 Anita Zucker $1.9 billion chemicals United States
195 Tan Lili $1.9 billion feedChina
196 Gong Yingying $1.9 billion health ITChina
197 Sabrina Benetton $1.9 billion fashion retail, investments Italy
198 Xu Yuejuan $1.9 billion Petro FibreChina
199 Flavia Bittar Garcia Faleiros $1.8 billion retail Brazil
200 Ulrike Baro $1.8 billion biopharmaceuticals Germany
201 Sheryl Sandberg $1.8 billion Facebook United States
202 Ginia Rinehart $1.8 billion mining Australia
203 Lei Jufang $1.8 billion pharmaceuticalsChina
204 Bianca Rinehart $1.8 billion mining Australia
205 Hope Welker $1.8 billion mining Australia
206 Sarah MacMillan $1.7 billion Cargill United States
207 Lucy Stitzer $1.7 billion Cargill United States
208 Alexandra Daitch $1.7 billion Cargill United States
209 Charlotte Colket Weber $1.7 billion Campbell Soup United States
210 Patricia Angelini Rossi $1.7 billion forestry, mining Chile
211 Wu Yulan $1.7 billion pharmaceuticalsChina
212 Marina Caprotti $1.7 billion supermarkets Italy
213 Giuliana Caprotti $1.7 billion supermarkets Italy
214 Chen Qiongxiang $1.7 billion batteriesChina
215 Lisa Draexlmaier $1.7 billion auto parts Germany
216 Safra Catz $1.7 billion software United States
217 Catherine Lozick $1.6 billion valve manufacturing United States
218 Jenny Lindén Urnes $1.6 billion powdered metal Sweden
219 Yang Yunyun $1.6 billion retailChina
220 Barbara Benetton $1.6 billion fashion retail, investments Italy
221 Friederike Braun-Luedicke $1.6 billion medical technology Germany
222 Eva Maria Braun-Luedicke $1.6 billion medical technology Germany
223 Wang Yanqing & family $1.6 billion carbon fiber productsChina
224 Tang Jianfang $1.6 billion packaged foodsChina
225 Christine Knauf $1.5 billion building materials Germany
226 Helena Revoredo $1.5 billion security services Spain
227 Ipek Kirac $1.5 billion diversified Turkey
228Radha Vembu $1.5 billion business software India
229 Ma Xiuhui $1.5 billion LED lightingChina
230 Esther Grether $1.5 billion art collection Switzerland
231 Deniz Sahenk $1.5 billion diversified Turkey
232Jayshree Ullal $1.5 billion computer networking United States
233 Wilma Tisch $1.5 billion diversified United States
234 Zhang Xiaojuan $1.5 billion logisticsChina
235 Sue Gross $1.5 billion investments United States
236 Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela $1.4 billion banking Brazil
237 Drorit Wertheim $1.4 billion Coca Cola Israel Israel
238 Michaela Herz $1.4 billion coffee Germany
239 Liora Ofer $1.4 billion investments Israel
240 Judith Neilson $1.4 billion investments Australia
241 Angela Bennett $1.4 billion mining Australia
242 Katharina Andresen $1.4 billion investments Norway
243 Alexandra Andresen $1.4 billion investments Norway
244 Mimi Haas $1.4 billion Levi's jeans United States
245 Anu Aga $1.4 billion engineering India
246 Anna Maria Braun $1.4 billion medical technology Germany
247 Johanna Braun $1.4 billion medical technology Germany
248 Emma Marcegaglia $1.4 billion steel Italy
249 Qian Jinghong $1.4 billion electric scootersChina
250 Yang Lijuan $1.4 billion restaurantsChina
251 Fan Minhua $1.4 billion pharmaceuticalsChina
252 Benedicte Find $1.3 billion medical devices Denmark
253 Ana Maria Brescia Cafferata $1.3 billion mining, banking Peru
254 Ulrike Meister $1.3 billion appliances Germany
255 Feng Yuxia $1.3 billion pharmaceuticalsChina
256 Jane Yan & family $1.3 billion softwareChina
257 Huang Xiaofen & family $1.3 billion printed circuit boardsChina
258 Zhuo Jun $1.3 billion printed circuit boards Hong Kong
259 Lily Safra $1.3 billion banking Monaco
260 Yoshiko Mori $1.3 billion real estate Japan
261Chey Ki-won $1.3 billion computer services, telecom South Korea
262 Anna Kasprzak $1.3 billion shoes Denmark
263 Elena Baturina $1.3 billion investments, real estate Russia
264 Whitney Wolfe Herd $1.3 billion dating app United States
265 Gisele Trajano $1.3 billion retail Brazil
266 Naomi Azrieli $1.3 billion Real estate Canada
267 Sharon Azrieli $1.3 billion Real estate Canada
268 Danna Azrieli $1.3 billion Real estate Israel
269 Vivien Chen $1.3 billion real estate Hong Kong
270 Kavita Singhania $1.3 billion cement India
271 Liang Qin & family $1.2 billion semiconductor devicesChina
272 Qiu Minxiu $1.2 billion semiconductorsChina
273 Cao Xiaochun $1.2 billion pharmaceuticalsChina
274 Li Tan $1.2 billion pharmaceuticals China
275 Ye Qiongjiu $1.2 billion softwareChina
276 Li Fengluan $1.2 billion steel, diversifiedChina
277 Vera Rechulski Santo Domingo $1.2 billion beer Brazil
278 Eren Ozmen $1.2 billion aerospace United States
279 Lidiya Mikhailova & family $1.2 billion agribusiness Russia
280 Weili Dai $1.2 billion semiconductors United States
281 Anne Werninghaus $1.2 billion industrial machinery Brazil
282 Laurie Tisch $1.2 billion insurance, NFL team United States
283 Hedda im Brahm-Droege $1.2 billion investments Germany
284 Martha MacMillan $1.1 billion Cargill United States
285 Chen Liying $1.1 billion package deliveryChina
286 Camilla de Godoy Bueno Grossi $1.1 billion medical labs Brazil
287 Anne Gittinger $1.1 billion Nordstrom department stores United States
288 Norma Lerner $1.1 billion banking United States
289 Nutchamai Thanombooncharoen $1.1 billion energy drinks Thailand
290 Wang Shumin $1.1 billion manufacturingChina
291 Nancy Lerner $1.1 billion banking, credit cards United States
292 Madeleine Olsson Ericksson $1.1 billion diversified Sweden
293 Penny Sanford $1.1 billion real estate brokerage United States
294 Zhao Tongtong $1.1 billion Hotels Canada
295 Simona Giorgetta $1.1 billion chemical products Italy
296 Mou Jinxiang $1.1 billion chemicalsChina
297 Wong Hei & family $1.1 billion conglomerateChina
298 Trudy Shan Dai $1.1 billion e-commerce China
299 Carmen Daurella Aguilera $1.1 billion Coca-Cola bottler Spain
300 Tseng Sing-ai $1.1 billion petrochemicals Taiwan
301Neerja Sethi $1.1 billion IT consulting, outsourcing United States
302 Clelia Haji-Ioannou $1.1 billion EasyJet Cyprus
303 Zhou Yifeng & family $1.1 billion liquefied petroleum gasChina
304 Veronica Squinzi $1.0 billion chemical products Italy
305 Tong Judy Wenhong $1.0 billion e-commerceChina
306 Fan Zhaoxia & family $1.0 billion photovoltaic equipmentChina
307 Yoshiko Shinohara $1.0 billion staffing Japan
308 Kim Kardashian West $1.0 billion cosmetics, reality TV United States
309 Carolyn Rafaelian $0.1 billion jewelry United States

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