You may have heard of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and/or Elon Musk. These men are the richest in the world. From pop culture to political presence, they have it all and don’t even shy away from making headlines from time to time. You often hear about the men on the list of the richest people in the world, but what about the women? Are there rich women, or is it just another field dominated by men?
The list also includes women who share their fortune with siblings, children or spouses. Most of the women on this list have inherited his fortune, like Loreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers or Walmart heiress Alice Walton or Julia Koch. She inherited her fortune from Koch Industry.
So let’s talk about some of the richest women on the Forbes list.
1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Meyers estimated net worth is said to be around $74.8 billion and it shouldn’t come as a surprise since she is the granddaughter of the founder of L’Oreal, the beauty company, and the heiress as well. The brand is a global success, with millions of products sold daily. It’s no surprise that Meyers made the list! She first appeared on the Forbes list in 2018 after the death of her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, who sat on the throne as the richest woman in the world.
2. Alice Walton
Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of the Walmart mega supermarket which is found in almost every state in the United States of America. In 2022, Walton’s net worth increased by $3.5 billion, thanks to the surge in Walmart stock. Now, she stands at a staggering $65.3 billion! In 2020, Alice Walton enjoyed the top spot as the world’s richest woman, but she was soon dethroned by Francoise Bettencourt Meyers.
3. Julia Koch
Julia Koch’s net worth is said to be around $60 billion, which she received from the 42% stake in Koch Industry after the death of her conservationist husband, David Koch. She shares the fortune with her children and owns half of the shares in the second largest private company in the United States, while the other half is owned by Charles Koch, president of Koch Industry.
4. Mackenzie Scott
Scott received her title as one of the richest women after filing for divorce from her ex-husband Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. Since then, her net worth has risen to $43.6 billion. However, Scott is not your typical elite; she has donated more than $12.5 billion in 2 years.
5. Jacqueline Mars
Mars owns a third of Mars Incorporated, the brand behind your favorite M&M candies and the Pedigree pet food brand. His net worth is estimated to be around $31.7 billion.
While you can tell the difference between the net worth of the richest women and the richest men on the Forbes list, it’s safe to say that they have a huge fortune to their name.