Women have made their names in every field including the list of billionaire people in the world. Have you ever wondered how it feels to be a female billionaire or maybe one of the Top 10 Richest Women in the World and what they do with billions of dollars? Or how did they make it to the Top 10 Female Billionaires list?
So, today, from The World’s #1 Source of Research-Based Content, The Daily Top 10, you can find the list of the top 10 richest women in the world as of 2022 along with their journey to become a billionaire.
Among the 2,668 billionaires on this year’s Forbes list, there are few women: just 327 according to the Forbes billionaires. They are coming from different parts of the world and various industries such as mining, real estate, finance, pharmaceutical, and others.
But among this long list of money-making females, let us find out who made it to the Top 10. The most affluent in the list made up of heiresses, self-made magnates and what exactly made them worthy of the coveted billionaire label. When you scroll down, you will be able to see more fascinating facts about these wealthiest and most charitable ladies.
Interestingly, Abigail Johnson, the CEO & chairperson of Fidelity Investment has made it to the Top 10 Richest Women in the World, in the 2022 list. According to Statista, she has a net worth of $18.7 billion and she was waiting outside the list last year. The company was founded by her grandfather in 1946. After her father, Ned Johnson III, Abigail owns an estimated 24.5% stake in the firm, which has $3.7 trillion in worth. First, she joined the company as an intern in 1980 then she became the CEO in 2014 & Chairwoman in 2016.
In 2022, Chilean richest woman, Iris Fantbona ranked ninth on the Forbes list with an estimated wealth of $22.8 billion. Chilean magnate Andronico Luksic left his wife-Irish & his sons in 2005 with his earned fortune in copper mines & beverages. Antofagasta PLC. and also a majority stake in Quinenco, a consumer packaging and beverage maker are held and controlled by Iris Fontbona & Family. In 2021 she was the tenth richest woman in the world according to Forbes Billionaires.
The richest woman in Germany, Susane Klatten is also the heiress of the German automaker, BMW. According to the Statista list of the Top 10 Richest Women in the World in 2022, Susane comes eighth in the ranks. She holds a 19% stake in BMW with an estimated $24.3 billion net worth. After the death of her father, Herbert Quandt, Susane also inherited a majority share in her grandfather’s pharmaceutical and chemical company, Altana. In 2009, she bought the remaining shares and became the owner of the company.
The richest Israeli and physician, Miriam Adelson ranked seventh in the 2022 Forbes Top 10 list with a $27.5 billion net worth. She owns the majority of Las Vegas Sands, Casino company after her late CEO & chairman husband, Sheldon Adelson. It is a 56% stake in the company. She became a donor in politics and was awarded the ” Presidential Medal of Freedom” for her philanthropy and scientific research.
Notably, Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart has come up 3 ranks in the Forbes top 10 lists rather than in 2021 and become the sixth wealthiest woman in the world as of 2022 as estimated by Forbes. She is the chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting, a mineral exploration, and extraction company, founded by her father. Rinehart rebuilt the bankrupt company her late father left behind. She holds a total of $30.2 billion in wealth.
The fifth richest woman globally as of 2022 is Jacqueline Mars who is an American heiress with a $31.7 billion net worth. She owns an estimated one-third of Mars incorporation, candy, and pet food. Mars incorporation appeared in the fifth rank of the top five private companies in the USA which was founded by Jacqueline Mar’s grandfather, Frank C. Mars in 1911. Jacqueline is also an active philanthropist as well as owns a farm of horses.
One of the biggest philanthropists, MacKenzie Scott ranked fourth in the Top 10 wealthiest women in 2022 according to Forbes Billionaires. She received a 4% stake in Amazon with the divorce of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. Her net worth is $43.6 billion and she has donated over $12 billion to around 1,257 non-profitable groups so far. Yet, her rank in the Forbes list has dropped by one compared to 2021.
Interestingly, Julia Koch has a fortune of $60 billion. In 2021, she ranked fourth on the Forbes list. She and her children inherited the fortune from her deceased husband, David Koch. It is a 42% stake in Koch Industries. Now, Julia Koch holds the title of “The President” of the David H. Koch Foundation.
Alice Wolten, who is the daughter of Walmart empire founder Sam Walton, also remains in the second rank of the list not unlike in 2021. Based on Forbes statistics, she owns over $11 billion of company shares with a net worth of US$ 65.3 billion. She ranked first in the richest women list as of 2020. Some of her foundations commit to enhancing access to art, education, health, and economic opportunities for all.
Bettencourt Meyers has become the world’s wealthiest woman for the second year in a row. She is the heiress and the granddaughter of the L’Oreal founder with a net worth of $ 74.8 billion according to Forbes. She owns about 33% of the company. Francoise Mayer inherited her fortune from her late mother, Lilliane Bettencourt, who was the world’s richest woman until she passed away in 2017. Fascinatingly, Meyer secures her mother’s pride by being the richest woman in the world. Bettencourt is not merely a businesswoman but also a French philanthropist as well as a writer.
It is interesting how the ranks have changed, compared to last year, 2021, and most of them have supported charities from billions of their inherited fortunes as well as become more philanthropic & concerned about the non-profits. Gladly, these are not the ladies who sit back & rely solely on their fortune but they got the touch of advancing their companies through further investments and hard work.
The evaluation chart is as follows for your convenience:
- Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
- Alice Walton
- Julia Koch & Family
- MacKenzie Scott
- Jacqueline Mars
- Gina Rinehart
- Miriam Adelson
- Susane Klatten
- Iris Fontbona & Family
- Abigail Johnson