Top 10 Richest Women In The World Forbes (2020)

Richest Women In The World Forbes

Top 10 Richest Women In The World Forbes 2020

In recent times, the top 10 wealthiest list has always been about the men, e.g.,” richest men in the world”, though Forbes releases the lists of women who make billions yearly, they are still yet to be known. An average individual can easily name “Jeff Bezos” as the richest man in the world, but the internet would be needed to get the name of the richest woman in the world.

Who Is The Richest Woman In The World

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers: is the richest woman in the world now

In this article we will be discussing the top 10 richest women in the world, Please note, the source of wealth of these women are calculated by their net worth, while some made a fortune on their own, some are through inheritance and divorce.

Here are the top 10 wealthiest women in the world

  • Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers

  • Alice Walton

  • MacKenzie Bezos

  • Jacqueline Mars

  • Yang Huiyan

  • Laurene Powell Jobs

  • Susanne Klatten

  • Abigail Johnson

  • Iris Fontbona

  • Gina Rinehart

1) Francoise Bettencourt Meyers


  • Net Worth:58.5 billion USD
  • Age:66 years
  • Country: France

Who is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers? She is a French billionaire heiress to L’Oreal cosmetics fortune, which was owned by her mother, Liliane Bettencourt – who died aged 94 in September 2017. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is also an author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations.

Together with her family, she owns more than 33% of the company. Her net worth is pegged at 58.5 billion, making her the number 13th richest person in the world in 2020 and also the number 1 richest woman in the world now.

2) Alice Louise Walton

Alice Louise Walton

  • Net Worth:52.1 billion USD
  • Age:70 years
  • Country: United States

Alice Louise Walton is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton, and the late John T. Walton.

She is among the biggest shareholder in Walmart company that didn’ stop there as she ventured into art, which later paid off.

She is currently the chairperson of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.

She is the number 16th richest person in the world in 2020 and also the second richest woman in the world 2020.

3) MacKenzie Bezos

MacKenzie Bezos

  • Net Worth:36.2 billion USD
  • Age:49 years
  • Country: United States

Yes, i know what you are thinking, yes part of her wealth came from the divorce of her ex-husband Jeff Bezos who is the founder of Amazon and also the richest man in the world, but she also made money for her self, she is a writer. Also, one of Amazon’s first employees and joined as an accountant.

In 2014, she founded the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution, where she serves as executive director.

4) Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars 2

  • Net Worth:30.9 billion USD
  • Age:80 years
  • Country: United States

Jacqueline Mars is an heiress to “Mars candy company Incorporated” the largest manufacturers of pet food in the U.S and also the world’s largest confectioner.

She is the fourth richest woman on earth in 2020.

5) Yang Huiyan

Yang Huiyan

  • Net Worth:25.3 billion USD
  • Age:38 years
  • Country: China

Yang is the only Chinese woman on the top 10 wealthiest women in the world list, and she is also the richest woman in Asia.

Yang Huiyan is a property developer and the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings, a stake mostly transferred to her by her father Yang Guoqiang in 2007.

6) Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell 1

  • Net Worth:21.6 billion USD
  • Age:56 years
  • Country: United States

Laurene Powell Jobs is the wife to late Steve Jobs the co-founder of “Apple”, both she and her family inherited close to $20bn in stakes from Apple and Disney when her husband died. She is no longer know as Laurene Powell Jobs but Laurene Powell.

7) Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten

Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten

  • Net Worth:19.5 billion USD
  • Age:57 years
  • Country: Germany

Coming to the seventh spot is no other person than Susanne Klatten, though as of 2019, she was number 6th richest woman in the world with the net worth of US$20.9 billion.

Susanne Klatten happens to be the wealthiest woman in Germany as she is a German billionaire heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt.

She inherited 50% of a chemical company called “Altana AG” from her parents and also owned 50% of BMW alongside her brothers.

She is currently the sole owner and deputy chairman of Altana, and She also holds stakes in wind power outfit Nordex AG and carbon and graphite producer SGL Group.

8) Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson 1

  • Net Worth:16.5 billion USD
  • Age:58 years
  • Country: United States

Abigail Johnson, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Investments since 2014, which was founded by her grandfather and her father remains the Chairman emeritus.

In the past years, her family-owned an estimated 49% of the company’s share with Abigail holding half of the family’s share.

9) Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Charlene de Carvalho Heineken

  • Net Worth:16.5 billion USD
  • Age:65 years
  • Country: Netherland/England

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is a Dutch-English billionaire businesswoman, and the owner of a 25% controlling interest in the world’s second-largest brewer, Heineken International. Wikipedia

10) Iris Balbina Fontbona González

Iris Balbina Fontbona González 1

  • Net Worth:14 billion USD
  • Age:78 years
  • Country: Chile

Iris Balbina Fontbona González is a Chilean billionaire businesswoman, the widow of late Antonio Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, the founder of the Luksic Group, who was once the richest person in Chile.

Most of her wealth came from her husband’s inheritance, making her the wealthiest person in Chile.