List of female billionaires

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Forbes magazine annually ranks the world's wealthiest female billionaires. This list uses the Real Time ranking, based on Forbes published data. There were a record of 227 women listed on the world's billionaires as of 23 March 2017.[1] In June 2016, there were 167 women billionaires, down from 187 in June 2015.[2] Since Liliane Bettencourt died 21 September 2017, her only child and heiress, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers has a net worth of over US$42 billion according Bloomberg News but she is not included in the Forbes list.[3]

The top 21 women billionaires, using real time ranking, as of 8 January 2018 are:[4]

No. Name Image Birth date Net worth US$
(billions)
+/- Citizenship Source World Rank
Steady 1 Alice Walton Alice Walton (cropped).jpg (1949-10-07) 7 October 1949 (age 68) Increase 46.8 Increase 0.5  United States Wal-Mart Increase 17
Steady 2 Maria Franca Fissolo No image.svg 1941 (age 76–77) Increase 33.4 Increase 0.8  Italy Ferrero SpA Increase 24
Increase 3 Yang Huiyan No image.svg 1981
(age 35-36)
Increase 28.6 Increase 1.9  China, People's Republic of Country Garden Holdings Increase 30
Decrease 4 Jacqueline Mars No image.svg (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 78) Increase 28.1 Increase 1.6  United States Mars, Inc. Decrease 32
Decrease 5 Susanne Klatten No image.svg (1962-04-28) 28 April 1962 (age 55) Increase 25.4 Increase 0.2  Germany Altana, BMW Increase 36
Decrease 6 Laurene Powell Jobs Laurene Powell Jobs.jpg (1963-11-06) 6 November 1963 (age 54) Decrease 19.9 Decrease 0.1  United States Apple Inc., The Walt Disney Company Decrease 62
Steady 7 Abigail Johnson Abigail Johnson at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on April 24, 2012.jpg (1961-12-19) 19 December 1961 (age 56) Increase 18.5 Steady 0.0  United States Fidelity Investments Increase 67
Increase 8 Gina Rinehart Gina Rinehart June 2015.jpg (1954-02-09) 9 February 1954 (age 64) Increase 17.9 Increase 0.1  Australia Hancock Prospecting Increase 75
Decrease 9 Iris Fontbona No image.svg 1942/1943 (age 74–75) Increase 16.1 Increase 2.5  Chile Antofagasta PLC Decrease 81
Decrease 10 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken No image.svg (1954-06-30) 30 June 1954 (age 63) Increase 16.3 Increase 0.6  Netherlands Heineken International Decrease 86
Steady 11 Blair Parry-Okeden No image.svg 1950 (age 67–68) Decrease 12.4 Decrease 0.3  United States Cox Enterprises Decrease 128
Steady 12 Massimiliana Landini Aleotti No image.svg 1942/1943 (age 75–76) Increase 12.4 Increase 0.4  Italy Menarini Decrease 134
Increase 13 Pollyanna Chu No image.svg 1958 (age 59–60) Increase 9.9 Increase 0.1  Hong Kong Kingston Financial Group Increase 164
Steady 14 Zhou Qunfei No image.svg 1970 (age 47–48) Decrease 9.7 Decrease 0.3  Hong Kong Lens Technology Decrease 171
Increase 15 Savitri Jindal No image.svg (1950-03-20) 20 March 1950 (age 67) Increase 9.0 Increase 1.2  India Jindal Group Increase 186
Increase 16 Wu Yajun No image.svg 1964
(age 53–54)
Increase 8.7 Decrease 0.06  China, People's Republic of Longfor Properties Increase 194
Increase 17 Kirsten Rausing No image.svg (1952-06-06) 6 June 1952 (age 65) Increase 8.4 Increase 1.0  Sweden Tetra Pak Increase 199
Decrease 18 Katharine Rayner No image.svg 1944/45 (age 72–74) Decrease 8.3 Decrease 0.2  United States Cox Enterprises Decrease 202
Decrease 18 Margaretta Taylor No image.svg 1942/43 (age 74–76) Decrease 8.3 Decrease 0.2  United States Cox Enterprises Decrease 202
Decrease 20 Loretta Robinson & family No image.svg 1939/1940 (age 78–79) Decrease 7.9 Decrease 0.4  Canada Rogers Communications Decrease 213
Increase 21 Pauline MacMillan Keinath No image.svg (1934-07-31) 31 July 1934 (age 83) Increase 7.5 Increase 0.1  United States Cargill Increase 231

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Billionaires List". Forbes. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. ^ The World's Billionaires List, forbes.com, Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ "The Richest People in the World". Money. Retrieved 8 January 2018. 
  4. ^ The World's Billionaires List, forbes.com, Retrieved 8 January 2018.