Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Women in The World in 2016 and 2017. It is evident that when someone ask about the richest personalities on earth then suddenly names like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates comes in our mind. But if someone asks about world’s top 10 richest women personality 2016 then we might think for a while or we might take help from Google or any search engine. It is also true that when we talk about richest people across the world then a picture which comes in our mind is of old men in designer suits with luxurious sedans.
But there are multi-billionaire women those have broke the stereotype. In this post the readers will be able to get well acquainted with top 10 world’s richest women in 2016-2017. The names are based on current records and the figures (in US Dollars) are also correct as per the latest reports. The women in this segment belong to different sphere of business which also indicates that they are not behind men.
The background along with their net earnings has been discussed below.
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- 10. Iris Fontbona (Net earnings $13.5 Billion)
- 9. Johanna Quandt (Net earnings $13.9 Billion)
- 8. Susanne Klatten (Net earnings $16.8 Billion)
- 7. Anne Cox Chambers (Net earnings $17 Billion)
- 6. Laurene Powell Jobs (Net earnings $19.5 Billion)
- 5. Maria Franca Fissolo (Net earnings $23.4 Billion)
- 4. Jacqueline Mars (Net earnings 26.6 Billion)
- 3. Alice Walton (Net earnings $39.4 Billion)
- 2. Liliane Bettencourt (Net earnings 40.1 Billion)
- 1. Christy Walton (Net earnings $41.7 Billion)
List of Top 10 Richest Women in The World in 2016 and 2017.
10. Iris Fontbona (Net earnings $13.5 Billion)
Iris Fontbona was born in 1942 and is well known as Chilean billionaire businesswomen. Fontbona is a proud heir of Antofagasta PLC and the organization is known as one of the biggest Mining operations. This businesswoman has also engaged assets in brewer in Chile, Croatian resorts along with investments in energy infrastructure of Chile and Central Bank of Chile.
9. Johanna Quandt (Net earnings $13.9 Billion)
Johanna Quandt is better known as a widow of German industrialist Herbert Quandt and she is also one of the most successful women in the world. Unfortunately, she died in 2015, and according to the survey of Forbes’ still she has been the top 8th richest women in Germany. She also joined BMW Company of Johanna Bruhn as a secretary and finally got married to him in 1960.
8. Susanne Klatten (Net earnings $16.8 Billion)
Susanne Hanna Ursula Quandt was born on 28th April, 1962 in Germany. She is the daughter of German Industrialist Herbert Quandt and entrepreneur Johanna Quandt. As per the recent records Susanne inherits 50.1% stake in one of the leading pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing company Altana. She has critically followed the footsteps of her parents which helped her to be world’s top 10 richest women in 2016.
7. Anne Cox Chambers (Net earnings $17 Billion)
Anne Cox Chambers is of the prominent politician from the United States of America and she is the daughter of 48th/46th Governor of Ohio. She is also known as a one of the biggest media proprietors and she is also having a stake of interest in several media branches like radio, TV, newspapers, etc. She is now making business through her Cox Enterprises for last 33 years.
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6. Laurene Powell Jobs (Net earnings $19.5 Billion)
Laurene Powell Jobs is one of the well known personalities in the field of education. She is having great interest for the development of education and this is why she has founded “Board of College Track”. Due to sudden death of her husband Steve Jobs she has made a trust known as Steven P. Jobs Trust. She also founded Emerson Collective which supports social justice, environmental conservation and education. Powell Jobs also owns 140 million shares of stock in Walt Disney Company.
5. Maria Franca Fissolo (Net earnings $23.4 Billion)
Another richest woman in 2016 is Maria Franca Fissolo is now the owner of Ferrero Spa which is the 2nd largest confectionary company in Europe. The company was actually owned b her husband but after his death Fissolo took over the entire business. According to the reports of Bloomberg Billionaires Index Study Maria Franca Fissolo emerged as 20the richest personality in the world along with the net earnings of $23.4Billion.
4. Jacqueline Mars (Net earnings 26.6 Billion)
Jacqueline Mars is now the proud owner of Mars Inc., which was founded by her father. In 2014 according to the reports of Forbes she was declared as the 20th richest personality in America and similarly she has captured 4th position among worlds’ top 10 richest women in 2016. Mars is also best known as financial investor, a philanthropist and an American heiress.
3. Alice Walton (Net earnings $39.4 Billion)
Alice Walton was born on 7th October, 1949 and now she is one of the richest women in the world in 2016. She is a sister in law of Christy who is in the top rank on top 10 richest women in the world. Walton is the owner of Wal-Mart stores, INC., of America. Alice Walton is highly renowned for her expertise in finance and economics. She is also been honored with Arkansas Aviation Hallo Honor.
2. Liliane Bettencourt (Net earnings 40.1 Billion)
Liliane Bettencount is one the biggest shareholders of L’Oreal. She was born on 21 October 1922 in France. She is the only child of French richest entrepreneur and pharmacist Eugene Schueller and Louise Madeleine Berthe. Bettercount’s father is the founder of world’s largest beauty and cosmetic company L’Oreal. In 1950 she got married to another prominent politician from France Andre Bettencourt and now she is holding the shares of her father’s business.
1. Christy Walton (Net earnings $41.7 Billion)
Christy Walton is a widow of only son of Sam Walton who is the founder of WalMart. After the death of her husband in an unfortunate plane crush in 2005 she has become the proud heir of the entire business and has successfully captured the top position in world’s top 10 richest women in 2016-2017. As of now she is the 6th richest personality in the US.
Thus it can be said that women are never behind the men because they are also have all the quintessential to be the most successful along with richest personality in the world in 2016-2017. This post also suggests that women can capture any top position if they want and they can also give tough competition to men in the world.