Top 10 Richest Women in the World 2019
There’s one popular theory about billionaires is that they don’t even care for money once they are this filthy rich. However, they are only making billions of dollars just to stay in the top billionaires’ list. The same theory applies to men as well as women. Businesswomen are now conquering the business world and taking their companies to new heights. But 10 Businesswomen in the world are richest from all of them.
10 –Kwong Siu-hing
Net Worth:$15.1 Billion
Kwong Siu-hing controls the conglomerate Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong. As of 2008, she effectively controls about 41.53% of SHK Properties’ shares through a family trust, making her the largest shareholder of the company. he is the widow of Kwok Tak-Seng, who founded Sun Hung Properties in China. She served as the company’s chairman 2008-2011.
9 –Gina Rinehart
Net Worth:$15.2 Billion
Gina Rinehart is the only self-made Billionaire in this list who raised her father’s bank corrupted company to a multibillion-dollar company. Unlike other billionaires in this list when Gina’s father died he only left her with burdens. Her main business is the iron-ore mining company that was originally founded by her father, Lang Hancock. Gina was named as the world’s richest woman in the world (2012) but has to settle at ninth this year. She, however, has no plans of stopping soon as she continues to expand her business and travel the world in her $80 million private jets.
8 –Iris Fontbona
Net Worth:$16.3 Billion
Iris Fontbona is the widow of Andronico Luksic. Named as the queen of Chile’s mining industry and the matriarch of the country’s richest family, majority of Iris Fontbona’s fortune comes from Antofagasta, the copper mining company she inherited from her late husband, Andronico Luksic, who also established what has become one of the world’s biggest copper mining businesses. she is also liable for the other large businesses under the Luksic Group, which cover banking, brewery, and a shipping company.
7 –Abigail Johnson
Net Worth:$15.6 Billion
Abigail johnson is the CEO of one of the largest finance companies in the world. She took over her father in 2014 as the CEO of the company. However, as Finance is considered as a male-dominated industry Abi surely made her position in the industry. she also uses her position to bring more women into finance and investment management business by supporting them to take part in the industry and by making her company a welcoming area for women who wants to have a successful career in the finance industry.
6 –Laurene Powell Jobs
Net Worth:$18.6 Billion
After the death of her husband ‘Steve Jobs’ the founder of Apple in 2011 due to cancer. Unknown to many, Laurene has formed her image as a philanthropist, the biggest of her projects is the Emerson Collective, an organization based in Silicon Valley, California, which focus is advocating for social change. Today, Laurene’s net worth may still be largely defined by the money from her late husband’s company, but she is also making a name her name through philanthropy.
5 –Susanne Klatten
Net Worth:$21 Billion
Sussan Klatten the 56 years old German businesswoman owns the 19% of the worlds largest maker of the luxury automobiles BMW, Mini Cooper and also Rolls-Royce brand. However, her primary focus is on her Pharmaceutical company which was founded by her grandfather and in her leadership the company has soared into new heights.
4 –Yang Huiyan
Net Worth:$22.1 Billion
The 37 years old Yang Huiyan has remained China’s richest woman for six years in a row. Yang’s rise to the top of the richest started in 2007 when her father, Yang Guoqiang, transferred 70% stake of Country Garden Holdings to her name and made her not only one of the company’s major shareholders but also China’s wealthiest individual at the young age of 25.
3 –Jacqueline Mars
Net Worth:$23.9 Billion
Jacqueline Mars currently owns one-third of the world’s biggest confectioner, Mars Inc. Other than being an heir to the world-famous candy corporation, Mars is also an active philanthropist and owner of some of the top eventing horses in the United States. She worked for the company for 20 years and served on its board until 2016. Now she is a philanthropist who serves on six boards, including the Smithsonian and the National Archives.
2 –Alice Walton
Net Worth:$44.4 Billion
Alice Walton is the youngest child and the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Alice is a co-manager of Walton Enterprises, which is one of the family’s holding companies accountable for 50% of Walmart’s largest retailer. Unlike her siblings, who work for Walmart, Walton prefers to curate art. She opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
1 –Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Net Worth:$49.3 Billion
Francoise Meyers is the richest woman in the world is the granddaughter of L’Oreal’s founder and owns a 33 percent share in the company. Aside from being the heiress to the cosmetics giant’s fortune, Francoise is also an accomplished author of Greek mythology works and literature that focus on Jewish-Christian relations. So which one do you think was the most influential Buisnesswoman, tell us in the comment section.