Sunday, 5 December 2010

Top 10 Richest Women in the World

1. Chirsty Walton
Wealth: $22.5 billion
Country: United States of America
Wife of late John T.Walton – founder of Wal-Mart

2. Alice Walton
Wealth: $US20.6 billion
Source: Wal-Mart
Citizen: United States of America
Heiress to Wal-Mart fortune andsister in law of world’s richest women Christy Walton.

3. Liliane Bettencourt
Wealth: $US20.0 billion
Country: France
Daughter of  L’Oréal founder Eugene Scheueller.

4. Brigit Rausing
Wealth: $US13.0 billion
Country Sweden
Inherited packaging firm Tetra Laval on death of husband. An art historian by training.

5. Savitri Jindal
Wealth: $US12.2 billion
Country: India
Her wealth comes from Jindal Steel in India. Also mother of nine children.

6. Abigail Johnson
Wealth: $US11.5 billion
Country: USA
President of Fidelity Investments Personal and Workplace Investing.

7. Susanne Klatten
Wealth: $US11.1 billion
Country: Germany
Owns a 12% stake in  BMW and a 50.1% stake in a pharmaceutical  company in US.

8. Iris Fontbona
Wealth: $US11.0 billion
Country: Chile
From ownership of Chilean mines.

9. Jacqueline Mars
Wealth: $US11.0 billion
Country: United States of America
Owns the great confectionery conglomerate – Mars. Also very successful pet food company which includes Pedigree and Whiskas.

10. Anne Cox Chambers
Wealth: $US10.2 billion
Country: United States of America
Cox Communications which includes    newspapers, television, radio, and cable.
Richest Self Made Women include
  1. Wu Yajun – $3.9 billion from property development in Hong Kong and China
  2. Oprah Winfrey ($2.4 billion)- tv presenter, chat show host
  3. J.K.Rowling – author of Harry Potter series
  4. Giuliana Benneton ($2.1bn)
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