LIST: Top 10 Richest Women in the World

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928606024_861499In celebration of yesterday’s Mother’s day, we take you through Forbes’ recently released list of the world’s wealthiest women with Liliane Bettencourt of France claiming the No. 1 spot yet again.

According to Forbes, Bettencourt has a net worth of $39.5 billion making her the richest woman in the world. Nearly all her wealth comes from owing a third of the cosmetic company L’Oreal, which her father founded in 1907.

The French heiress is followed by Alice Walton, the only daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. Walton, who boasts a whopping $33.8 billion, retains her No. 2 spot from 2016, though her wealth has grown by $1.5 billion this year.

Jacqueline Mars, the granddaughter of the famed candy maker Frank Mars, comes in at No. 3 at $27 billion the same ranking she held last year.


See the full list below….

1. Liliane Bettencourt
Net worth: $39.5 billion
2. Alice Walton
Net worth: $33.8 billion
3. Jacqueline Mars
Net worth: $27 billion
4. Maria Franca Fissolo
Net worth: $25.2 billion
5. Susanne Klatten
Net worth: $20.4 billion
6. Laurene Powell Jobs (Steve Jobs wife)
Net worth: $20 billion
7. Gina Rinehart
Net worth: $15 billion
8. Abigail Johnson
Net worth: $14.4 billion
9. Iris Fontbona
Net worth: $13.7 billion
10. Beate Hesiter
Net worth: $13.6 billion

 
 
 
 
-Forbes

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