“Forbes” have voted the top richest women in the world. According to Forbes, 2016 was a record year for the wealthiest people in the world. The assets of the billionaires increased by 18 percent to a total of 7.67 trillion US dollars and it have become more. The earth is populated not only as last from 1810, but by 2043 billionaires: For the first time the 2000 mark was cracked.
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As always, the billionaire list published annually by the US economic magazine “Forbes” is only teeming with men. Nevertheless, among the wealthiest people in the world, there are so many women as never before.
Liliane Bettencourt is allowed to adorn herself with the title “the richest woman in the world”. The French woman is 39.5 billion US dollars, she is the main shareholder in the cosmetics company L’Oréal. Her father founded the empire in 1907.
Alice Walton (Walmart)
Alice Walton is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton. She herself has never been involved in the world’s largest food company, she is engaged in art. In Arkansas, she has opened a museum; her private art collection is estimated at several hundred million dollars. Walton owns about $ 33.8 billion.
Maria Franca Fissolo (Ferrero)
Even more wealth through sweets: With a fortune of 25.2 billion US dollars the widow of the Italian Michele Ferrero comes to fourth place. Ferrero has gained fame mainly with the bread spread Nutella.
Susanne Klatten (BMW)
Susanne Klatten is the richest woman in Germany. Together with her brother Stefan Quandt, she holds nearly 50 percent of BMW (assets: about 20.4 billion US dollars).
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