We are always curious about the world’s richest people and how they live their lives. They can’t blame us because it’s interesting to know about their houses, their bank balances, and the number of cars they own. At that time, only men were considered to be the richest in the world, but now women are making their own fortunes through their hard work.
I am sharing with you the richest women in the world and whether they got their fortune through hard work or family inheritance. Keep reading and be amazed by these richest women below.
Lauren Powell Jobs – Net worth $19.7 billion
Lauren Powell Jobs is the wife of late and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. She met Steve while she was pursuing her MBA at Stanford and during his lecture in 1989. He had a nice chat with her and the next thing he knew, they were already having dinner. Eventually, the two decided to get married in Yosemite National Park. While Steve was busy with Apple, he co-founded TerraVera. In 2011, she died, and became one of the richest women in the world. At the time of his death, he owned a 7 percent stake in The Walt Disney Company, worth more than $11 billion. Currently, Lauren is involved in many causes, including humanitarian projects related to education. In addition, he is now set to become one of the stake owners of the Washing Wizards, an NBA team.
Susan Klatten– Net worth $25.1 billion
Susanne Klatten is known as the 38th richest person in the world and in Germany. When his parents died, he inherited most of his wealth from them. He also acquired a total of 50.1% of his father’s stake in Altana, a chemical and pharmaceutical company. Using the money she inherited, she bought shares and invested in various companies, including BMW, in which she now owns 50%. Currently, she is the sole owner of Altana and one of the most successful women in the world.
MARIA FRANCA FISSOLO – Net worth of $25.2 billion
Maria Franca Fesolo is number three on our list. He made billions from his family’s chocolate company. She is the wife of the late Michele Ferrero, and, as you may have guessed, the owner of Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Chocolates, Nutella, and more. She may be rich, but she suffers emotional problems when her husband and son die. Currently, she now lives in Monaco with her second son Giovanni who is the CEO of Ferrero SPA.
Jacqueline Mars – Worth $28 billion
Jacqueline Mars Mars Inc. She is the heir to the company and is the 22nd richest person in the world. Mars, Inc. is a company that has helped satisfy children and adults for years. They are the makers of Orbit chewing gum, Snickers, Mars bars, and M&Ms. At age 79, she now lives in The Plains, Virginia, where her father bought land to build a farm and considered it the family’s vacation home. Unfortunately, they decided to sell the farm for some unknown reason.
Alice Walton – Net worth $46.7 billion
Alice Walton is the daughter of the late Sam Walton. In addition to owning an $11 billion Walmart share, he had a very successful career of his own. Ellis also has his own company, the Lama Company, and has taken on a variety of projects, from establishing an art museum to building the Arkansas Regional Airport. With the huge amount of money he had, he decided to buy $500 worth of art and build a museum just for it.
With this changing world, the role of women in today’s society is gradually improving, giving them many opportunities that were once denied. Just look at how successful these women above are with their huge wealth. It won’t be at all surprising if more women start earning their place on the list of the world’s richest people.
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