The American magazine Forbes has just unveiled its list of the 7 richest women in the world in 2021.
1. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers & family
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 73.6 billion. She inherited her fortune from her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, who died in 2017.
Liliane’s father founded L’Oréal, a cosmetics company on Françoise’s board of directors since 1997. The richest woman in the world is 67 years old.
2. Alice Walton
Alice Walton is worth $ 61.8 billion, making her the second richest woman in the world. Its source of wealth is the retail giant, Walmart.
The 71-year-old American lost first place to Meyers.
3. MacKenzie Scott
Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife is worth $ 53 billion. Its source of wealth is Amazon. Her marriage to Bezos ended in 2019, the money obtained from the divorce places her on the list of the richest women in the world. She is 53 years old and is from the United States.
4. Julia Koch and family
Julia Koch is worth $ 46.4 billion. She and her children own a 42% stake in the family business, Koch Industries.
5. Miriam Adelson
The 75-year-old American woman is the fifth richest woman in the world with a net worth of $ 38.2 billion. It controls 56% of the capital of cas * no operator Las Vegas Sands.
6. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars is worth $ 31.3 billion. Its source of wealth is Mars Incorporated, a confectionery, animal care and food company. She is 81 years old and is from the United States.
7. Yang Huiyan and his family
Yang Huiyan’s source of wealth is real estate and the Chinese woman is worth $ 29.6 billion. The 39-year-old owns around 58% of Chinese property developer Country Garden Holdings.