The List Of The Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2021 And Their Net Worth

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Monday, August 2, 2021 Basis

Having discussed about the most richest men in the world 2021, we are now going to highlight the list of the world's richest women in 2021. There is no way we will mention the richest men in the and neglect the richest women in the world because the women are also striving to attain greater heights in every sector and areas in the world. This article therefore will provide the list of the top 10 richest women in the world 2021 and their net worth, it will answer questions like; who is the world's number 0ne richest women? who is the most richest women in the world as of 2021 and which of the richest women in the world has the highest net worth?

1. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers And family With a Net Worth Of $73.6 Billion

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Bettencourt Meyers is a citizen of France and she is 67 years old. She inherited her fortune from her mother, Liliane Bettencourt in the year 2017. Her father, Eugene Schueller founded cosmetics giant L’Oréal. The $33.6 billion (2020 sales) company’s profits fell 6% in 2020 due to consumers losing their appetite for makeup during quarantine measures. Yet the stock still rose 38% thanks to recovering cosmetics demand, especially for skincare products. Bettencourt Meyers has served on the board of L’Oreal since 1997 till date.

2. Alice Walton With a Net Worth Of $61.8 Billion

Alice Walton
Alice Walton the daughter of Sam Walton is 71 years old from the United States. She was at the top list of the richest women in the world until she lost her spot to Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, but still gained $7.4 billion in the past year, thanks to Walmart stock rising more than 5% since mid March 2020. The retailing giant introduced free delivery as part of an Amazon Prime-like membership program, helping boost online sales 69% in the year through January.

3. MacKenzie Scott With a Net Worth Of $53 Billion

MacKenzie Scott
MacKenzie Scott is a citizen of the United States and she is 50 years old. Scott whose marriage to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos that ended in 2019 became the biggest philanthropist of the pandemic, giving away $5.8 billion in grants to 500 nonprofit organizations across the U.S., supporting causes including racial equity, LGBTQ+ rights and public health. She recently remarried, and her husband, science teacher Dan Jewett, joined her 2019 pledge to give away much of her fortune.

4. Julia Koch And Family With a Net Worth Of $46.4 Billion

Julia Koch
Julia Koch is a citizen of the United States and she is 58 years old. The widow of David Koch, Julia Koch and her children have a 42% stake in the family business, Koch Industries, which became America’s largest private company per revenue last year. She sits on the board of directors of the $115 billion (2019 sales) conglomerate; David’s older brother Charles is chairman and also owns a 42% stake in the firm.

5. Miriam Adelson With a Net Worth Of $38.2 Billion

Miriam Adelson
Miriam Adelson is a citizen of the United States and she is 75 years old. Miriam Adelson now owns the 56% stake in casino operator Las Vegas Sands that was formerly owned by her late husband, Sheldon Adelson. Adelson now controls the 56% stake in casino operator Las Vegas Sands that was formerly owned by her husband, Sheldon Adelson, who died at age 87 in January. The company lost $985 million in the second quarter of 2020 as its two Vegas casinos and resorts were shuttered due to statewide lockdowns. The casinos reopened in June 2020, but the business ended the year with $1.69 billion in net loss, compared to $2.7 billion in profits in the previous year. Las Vegas Sands announced in March that it is selling its Vegas properties for $6.25 billion to focus instead on Asia; its business is much bigger in Macao.

6. Jacqueline Mars With a Net Worth Of $31.3 Billion

Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars is a citizen of the United States and she is 81 years old. Jacqueline Mars and her brother John each own an estimated one-third of Mars Incorporated, the $40 billion (2020 sales) candy, pet care and food company that’s known for M and M’s and Skittles. The company was founded by Jacqueline and John’s grandfather, Frank C. Mars, in 1911. In November 2020, Mars Incorporated acquired snack bar maker, KIND North America, for an undisclosed sum, three years after it took a minority stake.

7. Yang Huiyan And Family With a Net Worth Of $29.6 Billion

Yang Huiyan
Yang Huiyan is a citizen of China and she is 39 years old. She owns about 58% of China-based real estate developer Country Garden Holdings. Her father, its founder, has been transferring her equity in the business since 2007. Shares fell by almost 14% due to the pandemic. Yang also chairs U.S.-listed education firm Bright Scholar Education Holdings.

8. Susanne Klatten With a Net Worth Of $27.7 Billion

Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten is a German citizen and she is 58 years old. She is an heir to the BMW fortune, Susanne Klatten also owns Altana AG, a specialty chemicals company, European Finance Ministers And Key Speakers At German Foundation Of Family Businesses Car sales recovered from a slump earlier in the pandemic, leading to a $10.9 billion rise in the BMW heir’s fortune. The German carmaker reported nearly $119 billion in revenues in 2020 and its stock price increased more than 93% since mid-March 2020. She inherited her 19.1% stake in BMW from her late mother, Johanna Quandt, who was married to Herbert Quandt, who steered BMW into success in the luxury vehicle market. An investor with an M.B.A., Klatten helped transform her grandfather's Altana AG, which she owns all of, into a world-class specialty chemicals company.

9. Gina Rinehart With a Net Worth Of $23.6 Billion

Gina Rinehart
Gina Rinehart is a 67 year old Australia’s richest person and a shareholder of mining and agriculture company Hancock Prospecting Group, which was founded by her father, iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock (d. 1992). The iron ore industry was affected by the pandemic in early 2020 but the market has been recovering since, helping boost the value of her estimated 77% stake in the group.

10. Iris Fontbona And Family With a Net Worth Of $23.3 Billion

Iris Fontbona
Iris Fontbona is a citizen of Chile and she is 78 years old. She rejoined the list of top 10 richest women in the world after her net worth fell in early 2020. She is the widow of Andrónico Luksic (who died in 2005), who built a mining and beverages fortune. She and her children control Chilean mining company Antofagasta, which recorded $5.1 billion in sales in 2020. Fontbana also owns a majority stake in Quiñenco, a publicly-traded Chilean conglomerate active in banking, beer and manufacturing.


The above list presents the recent richest and most wealthiest women in the world. I believe that you are familiar with some of the women in the above list while there are other women in the world whom you feel are supposed to be included in the list. Do try to give us yur feedback in the comment session.

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