Published On: Wed, Jan 27th, 2016

Top 10 Richest Women In The World In 2016

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When you will be asked by anyone about the names of richest personalities on the earth, in the answer, will announce the names as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet but wouldn’t think about female category. However, when someone asked the names of wealthiest women all around the world, you will think about it or maybe you will try to take help to Google or other search engine.

Let me introduce to those who don’t have the idea about wealthiest women on earth, actually the reason of unconsciousness to immensely powerful ladies is that some those ladies don’t want to show off their wealth to people. Nevertheless, some of those have been introduced all around the world with massive net worth.

We have examined their background, earning sources and then built list of Top 10 Richest Women in the World In 2016.

10. Iris Fontbona (Net Worth $13.5B)

Iris Fontbona is a Chilean billionaire businessperson was born in 1942/1943, became heir to Antofagasta PLC. She has been living in capital of Chile, Santiago. When it comes to Iris Fontbona’s development, she has been emerged one of richest female celebrity with net worth of $13.5 billion, discovered the Luksic Group which has its interest in the mining, industrial, beverages sectors and financial projects. The large part of his earning belongs to shares with Banco de Chile, Antofagasta Plc, a UK-listed copper mining company and Compañia de Cervecerias Unidas (CCU).

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9. Johanna Quandt (Net Worth $13.9B)

Johanna Maria Quandt better known as Johanna Quandt is a the widow of German industrialist Herbert Quandt and successful business woman in the world. She is in Top 10 Richest Women in The World In 2016, according to Forbes’ survey after her death in 2015, discovered the 8th richest person in Germany and only wealthiest female in German), even came out as the 11th richest woman worldwide and 77th richest person in the world. She joined Johanna Bruhn’s BMW Company as a secretary in the 1950 and both fell in love with each, finally both decided to tie the knot and got married in 1960.

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8. Susanne Klatten (Net Worth $16.8B)

Susanne Hanna Ursula Quandt was born on 28 April, 1962 in Bad Homburg, Germany. When it comes to latest study for richest woman in Germany since August, 2015, Susanne Klatten is on highest position with her reportedly net worth of US$15.3 billion as well as tagged as the 54th richest person in the world. She is the daughter of Nazi German industrialist father Herbert Quandt and late entrepreneur mother Johanna Quandt who died on 3 August 2015. Susanne Klatten inherited 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana just after the death of his father and followed all strategies of her parents to attain the top.

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7. Anne Cox Chambers (Net Worth $17B)

The daughter of the 46th/ 48th Governor of Ohio, well-known politician in United States comes on seventh place in Top 10 Richest Women in the World in 2016. One of the richest American media proprietors Anne Beau Cox Chambers but better known as Anne Cox Chambers, has a stake of interest in media branches as cable television newspapers, radio, television, as well Cox Enterprises and in other financial projects. Since her father death, has complete hold in father’s business interests, through Cox Enterprises. Anne Cox Chambers has been conducting successfully the co-owned the family company for thirty-three years alongside her sister ‘Barbara Cox Anthony’.

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6. Laurene Powell Jobs (Net Worth $19.5B)

Laurene Powell Jobs is a founder of Emerson Collective which known for its support for policies belonging social justice, education, environmental conservation and immigration reform. She has the great passion to work in development of education as co-founded as president the ‘Board of College Track’. Laurene Powell Jobs graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. After her husband Steve Jobs’ death, handling Laurene Powell Jobs Trust, simply known as the Steven P. Jobs Trust, owns from 130 to140 million shares of stock in The Walt Disney Company.

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5. Maria Franca Fissolo (Net Worth $23.4B)

The wife of Italy’s wealthiest entrepreneur Michele Ferrero who died on 14 February, 2015, was owner of the chocolate manufacturer Ferrero SpA, which though to be second largest European confectionery company. Maria Franca Fissolo is on fifth rank in Top 10 Richest Women in the World in 2016. The Ferrero SpA was just a small bakery and café of his father in Alba, Piedmont, while later on because of passion to be rich, gradually formed a complete firm. Since her husband death, she owned the entire business of Ferrero, who emerged as the 20th richest person in the world in May 2014, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index study.

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4. Jacqueline Mars (Net Worth $26.6B)

The daughter of an American entrepreneur Forrest Mars, Sr., Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress, philanthropist and investor. Her father was the creator of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated. According to Forbes survey in 2014, Mars was described as the 20th richest American. She learnt education from the boarding school Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, whereas graduated from Bryn Mawr College. After her father’s death, became the an heiress to Mars, Inc., shares and all other assets.

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3. Alice Walton (Net Worth $39.4B)

Alice Walton is on second rank in list of female billionaires in the world beating her sister-in-law Christy Walton but behind the Liliane Bettencourt with previously estimated net worth of US$34.3 billion. She was born on 7 October, 1949 with name Alice Louise Walton but later known as Alice Walton is American heiress to the wealth of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. But according to forbes’ latest estimation, is on third rank in Top 10 Richest Women in the World in 2016. She is sister of Jim Walton who is the founder of world’s largest retailer Walmart (multinational retail corporation).

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2. Liliane Bettencourt (Net Worth $40.1B)

The one of the largest shareholders of L’Oréal, Liliane Henriette Charlotte Schueller was born 21 October, 1922 in Paris, France. Liliane Bettencourt is only child of a French pharmacist and entrepreneur Eugène Schueller and Louise Madeleine Berthe. Her father was the founder of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine based one of the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty companies L’Oréal. The French heiress, socialite and businessperson Liliane Bettencourt, got married with French politician André Bettencourt in 1950. She is the only heiress of billion dollars shares as well as other assets of her father.

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1. Christy Walton (Net Worth 41.7B)

Christy Ruth Walton is the widow of John T. Walton who is one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She has become the top female philanthropist donating huge amount of her wealth in welfare related projects. After the death of her occurred in plane crash in June 2005, announced heiress wealth of US$18.2 billion, and now is on number one rank in Top 10 Richest Women in The World In 2016. However, Forbes has described her in March 2015, the 6th richest person in the United States and the 8th richest person in the world.

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