The new list of the world’s richest people has arrived, and although there are 234 women on the list this year, it has fallen from 244 last year to 234.
In 2016, 234 women were on the list, down from 245 in 2015, according to the World Bank.
Alice Walton is the world’s richest woman with a net worth of $54.4 billion, up from the second richest last year as per BBC. She holds $11 billion worth of shares in Walmart and her stake is worth between $35.6 billion and $27 billion, making her the second richest person on the list, behind only Bill Gates of the US.
Yet there is no denying that she is the richest woman in the world, with an estimated fortune of $15.2 billion.
The Richest Woman in the World
Alice Walton was once the richest woman in the world to win back the title after Francoise Bettencourt – Meyers captured it last year.
After being pushed out by Walton to second place, Meyers was named the second richest woman in the world last year.
Business Up Turn stated that she became rich after swapping her position as the world’s richest woman for the 2019 list.
The newcomer to the list is MacKenzie Bezos, who made her fortune after marrying Jeff Bezos. After her ex-husband sold a 4 percent stake in Amazon, which reduced his personal wealth by $38 billion, she was catapulted to the position of the fourth richest man and woman in the world.
Man Of Many stated that she was Australia’s richest person from 2011 to 2015 and was for a time the richest woman in the world, but the move paid off.
From 2019, there will be no shortage of examples of someone growing far beyond their inheritance.
Self-made Rich Women
Oprah Winfrey earned the title of the world’s first black billionaire and is still one of the richest women in the world with a net worth of $44.9 billion. While the late Lilliane Bettencourt was the world’s richest woman until her death, Francoise managed to prevail, securing a net worth of more than $2.5 billion, or $1.8 billion.
When Gina Hancock took over Prospecting, she had already been declared “the richest man in the world and richest woman in the world” by Forbes, but this year she was only ranked ninth.
The Jenner sisters are the most self-made women in the world, They come in at number three, the highest-ranking of any woman who has made or had a net income – has increased in 2018 or 2019, according to Forbes.
Their Shocking, Great Net Worth
Alice Walton has added another $6 billion to her fortune this year, to more than $40 billion. Gina topped the list of the world’s richest women in 2011 and 2015, with an estimated $29 billion (£28 billion) worth of assets at the time, making her the richest woman in the world.
Chu has an estimated $9.5 billion in assets in 2018, after making more than $1.2 billion ($1 billion) in net profit.
There are many more Chinese billionaires on the Forbes list, but the richest are Chan and Laiwa. The latest Forbes magazine ranking ranks Meyers 13th as the world’s richest woman with an estimated fortune of $54.3 billion.
Three places behind Walton on this year’s list of Richest Billionaires are Bebe, the daughter of billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates.
Aleotti’s net worth is estimated at $11.3 billion in 2019, making her one of the richest women in the world. Fontbona is on the list of the richest women for 2019 after boosting her fortune – estimated this year at $16.6 billion.
The world’s richest woman for 2020 is the daughter of billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, with an estimated net worth of $50 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s latest ranking.
How They Became Rich Women
Walton, who has no role at Walmart, is helping to run a program through her family foundation, which has issued $300 million in bonds to help charter schools invest and renovate facilities. In France, the reigning L’Oreal heiress became the world’s richest woman with a net worth of $1.2 billion after her husband, former President Francois Mitterrand, died at the age of 94.
When the cosmetics giant’s shares fell 12% in the first two weeks of March, Bettencourt and Meyers’ fortunes fell by $400 million.
The company announced in March that it would start producing hand sanitizers in France and Europe to meet the needs of French and European health authorities. In January, Koch joined the ranks of billionaires after she and her three children inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries following the death of her husband David in August 2019 at the age of 79.
An Iowan by birth, Koch moved to New York in 1980 and worked as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo in the early 1990s.
The award-winning writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 for her work in literature, and Bezos made her debut on the list after completing her $1.5 billion purchase of Amazon in July 2019. In January 2019, MacKenzie signed the Giving Pledge and promised to give away at least half of her assets by May 2019.
Last year, she was the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $1.5 billion, according to Forbes.
Quinnie’s mother Jacqueline Mars, worked for the company for nearly 20 years and was on the board until 2016. The 38-year-old holds a 57 percent stake in her father’s Hong Kong-listed property developer and sits on the foundation’s board.
In Wuhan, where the virus originated, the company set up a robotic and automated food distribution system to feed Chinese health workers.
Klatten has been the heir to the automaker BMW and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW AG, Germany’s largest carmaker, for the past year. BMW shares have fallen 24% in the past year as car sales have slowed and the global economic crisis has become pandemic.