Only one woman made it into the top 10 richest people in the world. The billionaire ranking of the US business magazine Forbes is a male domain. Only 234 women are on the list of more than 2,000 names. More than half of the billionaires are less wealthy today than they were in 2019. None of them, however, have to gnaw at the starvation cloth; the wealth of all the individuals on the list is at least $ 1 billion. In total, the women on the list have total assets of $ 927.4 billion.
These are the richest women in the world in 2020:
# 10 Gina Rinehart
The richest Australian Gina Rinehart made it to 10th place in the ranking. She inherited the battered mining group Hancock Prospecting from her father and made it a market leader. She is also known for her very conservative views.
Rinehart’s assets are estimated at $ 13.1 billion.
# 9 Zhong Huijan
At $ 14.6 billion, Zhong Huijuan is the ninth richest woman in the world. The self-made billionaire is the boss of the Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer Hanso Pharmaceutical, which produces drugs for cancer and diabetes as well as psychotropic drugs. Together with her daughter, she owns more than three quarters of the company. Zhong lives in Shanghai.
# 8 Laurene Powell jobs
Source of Laurene Powell Jobs wealth are two huge corporations: Apple and Disney. From her husband Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, she inherited billions of shares in the two companies. The Apple co-founder’s widow currently has assets of $ 16.4 billion.
# 7 Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten is the richest German, whose wealth shrank by 20 percent last year. The reason is likely to be the crisis in the auto industry: you and your brother Stefan Quandt are the largest shareholders of BMW. Because car sales declined during the Corona pandemic, BMW shares fell 24 percent in the first half of March. The seventh richest woman in the world is still Susanne Klatten: her fortune is estimated at $ 16.8 billion.
# 6 Yang Huiyan
The Chinese Yang Huiyan is 38 years old. It owns 57 percent of the shares in the property developer Country Garden Holdings; a stake that was largely transferred to her by her father Yeung Kwok Keung in 2007. She is also head of Bright Scholar Education Holdings, a Chinese education company that went public in 2007. Yang has a degree from Ohio State University.
# 5 Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars (middle, with two granddaughters) and her brother John each inherited a third of the world’s largest confectionery company Mars, which is also known for the M&M and Milkyway brands in addition to the bar of the same name. The American has assets of $ 24.7 billion and worked for the company for almost 20 years, until 2016 she was a member of the board of directors.
# 4 MacKenzie Bezos
From Jacqueline Mars to MacKenzie Bezos, it’s a big leap in what wealth: Jeff Bezos ex-wife owns $ 36 billion, according to Forbes. The divorce from her husband, the richest person in the world, put her on the Forbes list again. The writer received a quarter of her ex-husband’s stake in the e-commerce giant Amazon. MacKenzie signed the Giving Pledge in May 2019 and promised to donate at least half of her wealth to charity.
# 3 Julia Koch
The American Julia Koch is also new on the list with $ 38.2 billion. The 58-year-old and her three children inherited a 42 percent stake in Koch Industries from her husband David Koch, who died in 2019. The American from Iowa moved to New York City in the 1980s, where she worked as an assistant to the fashion designer Adolfo.
# 2 Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Since the death of her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, in 2017, the granddaughter of L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller has been the richest woman in the world. She has been on the company’s supervisory board since 1997. Your net worth is $ 48.9 billion.
# 1 Alice Walton
Alice Walton, 70, is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Unlike her brothers Rob and Jim, she does not work in a family company, but as an art curator. In 2011 she opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown Bentonville, Arkansas. With a fortune of $ 56.1 billion, she is the richest woman in the world.