On March 8, 2019, Forbes published the ranking of the richest billionaires in the world. Women are only 11 of the 100 richest people on the planet. Some have made their fortunes through an inheritance and the others are “self-made” billionaires. Who are they ?
Inheritance, divorce, hard work … These women hold the highest fortunes on the planet. The first in this 100% female ranking is a French woman: Françoise Bettencourt Meyers. With a global fortune estimated at 49.3 billion dollars, the French heiress of L’Oreal ahead of the American Alice Walton (only daughter of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart). Very far behind these two extremely rich sixties, in third place, we find Jacqueline Mars, heir to the American food and agribusiness group Mars Incorporated which has a total fortune of 23.9 billion dollars.
In the category of women who built their empire on their own, the first step of the podium goes to Chinese Wu Yajun. She made a fortune by co-founding the real estate company Longfor Properties with her ex-husband. Since her divorce, she has been the sole president of the company. Overall, they are women from China and Hong Kong which are at the top of the female ranking of “self-made” fortunes.
The richest person in the world remains Jeff Bezos who is the founder of Amazon. He is currently in the process of divorce and this news can be a game changer at any time. Yes MacKenzie Bezos, his future ex-wife, had received half of her husband’s fortune (nearly 66 billion dollars), she would become overnight the richest woman in the world …