The Richest Women In The World 2020

MacKenzie Bezos
MacKenzie Bezos

The richest women in the world 2020 are exciting and have a newcomer who was not on the last year’s wealthiest women list. Males usually dominate the financial world, and we’re seeing more and more female billionaires than ever before. Nineteen women are new to the list. Of these, the wealthiest newcomer is Julia Koch, who inherited her husband David Koch’s fortune after he died in August 2019.

Another notable newcomer: MacKenzie Bezos, who gained her wealth after finalizing her divorce with the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, last summer. The Richest Women In The World 2020 is published annually by Forbes.

 

Here is The Richest Women In The World 2020

 

10.GINA RINEHART

Alice Walton
Alice Walton

Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person, built her fortune on iron ore. The daughter of high profile iron-ore explorer Lang Hancock, she’s chaired mining and agriculture company Hancock Prospecting Group since 1992. Rinehart’s fortune declined by $2 billion in the past year, as the coronavirus pandemic pushed down values in the iron ore industry.

NET WORTH: $13.1 BILLION
COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA
SOURCE OF WEALTH: MINING

 

9.ZHONG HUIJUAN

Zhong Huijuan
Zhong Huijuan

Zhong chairs Chinese drugmaker Hansoh Pharmaceutical, which produces oncology, psychoactive, anti-diabetic and other drugs. The stock rose 10% from early January through mid-March, when coronavirus was most prevalent in her home country. Zhong is married to Sun Piaoyang, the billionaire chairman of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine.

NET WORTH: $14.6 BILLION
COUNTRY: CHINA
SOURCE OF WEALTH: PHARMACEUTICALS

 

8.LAURENE POWELL JOBS

Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs

The widow of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (d. 2011), Laurene Powell Jobs, heads Emerson Collective, a hybrid philanthropic and investing limited liability company she founded in 2016. Speaking about her wealth, Powell Jobs told the New York Times in February, “I’m not interested in legacy wealth buildings, and my children know that.

NET WORTH: $16.4 BILLION
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
SOURCE OF WEALTH: APPLE, DISNEY

 

7.SUSANNE KLATTEN

Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten

An heir to carmaker BMW, Susanne Klatten, has seen her net worth tumble 20% in the past year. As car sales slowed amid the pandemic, BMW’s stock fell 24% in the first half of March. Klatten is also the sole owner and deputy chairman of Altana, a pharmaceutical and specialty chemical corporation.

NET WORTH: $16.8 BILLION
COUNTRY: GERMANY
SOURCE OF WEALTH: BMW, PHARMACEUTICALS

 

6.YANG HUIYAN

Yang Huiyan
Yang Huiyan

Yang Huiyan owns 57% and sits on the board of Hong Kong-listed real estate developer Country Garden, which her father founded and chairs. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the company set up robotic, automated food serving stations in Wuhan.

NET WORTH: $20.3 BILLION
COUNTRY: CHINA
SOURCE OF WEALTH: REAL ESTATE

 

5.JACQUELINE MARS

Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars

Mars and her brother, John, each inherited one-third of the $35 billion (sales) candy company known for M&Ms and Milky Way bars. Her late brother Forrest Jr’s. Four daughters own the rest of Mars, which also has a large pet food and vet care business. Jacqueline Mars worked for the company for nearly 20 years and served on the board until 2016.

NET WORTH: $24.7 BILLION
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
SOURCE OF WEALTH: CANDY, PET FOOD

 

4.MACKENZIE BEZOS

MacKenzie Bezos
MacKenzie Bezos

Mackenzie Bezos makes her debut on the list after finalizing her divorce with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in July 2019; the award-winning novelist received a quarter of her ex-husband’s shares in the e-commerce giant. MacKenzie signed the Giving Pledge, promising to give away at least half of her fortune in May 2019.

NET WORTH: $36 BILLION
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
SOURCE OF WEALTH: AMAZON

 

3.JULIA KOCH

Julia Koch
Julia Koch

New to this year’s list, Julia Koch joined the billionaire ranks after she and her three children inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries from her husband, David, who died in August 2019 at age 79. A native Iowan, Koch moved to New York City in the 1980s and worked as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo.

NET WORTH: $38.2 BILLION
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
SOURCE OF WEALTH: KOCH INDUSTRIES

 

2.FRANCOISE MEYERS

Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers
Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers

The granddaughter of L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller became France’s reigning L’Oreal heiress in 2017 after her mother Liliane Bettencourt, then the world’s richest woman died at age 94. Francoise Meyers fortune has declined $400 million since last year’s list amid the coronavirus pandemic, as shares of the cosmetics giant dropped 12% in the first two weeks of March.

In March, the company announced that its factories would start making hand sanitizer to support the needs of French and European health authorities.

 

1.ALICE WALTON

Alice Walton
Alice Walton

The only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton reclaims her title this year as the richest woman in the world, after losing that spot to L’Oréal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers in 2019. Despite recent market turbulence, Walton has seen her fortune increase 23% since last year.

Alice Walton, who does not have a role at Walmart, is helping to lead a program at the Walton family foundation that will issue $300 million in bonds to help charter schools invest in and renovate facilities.

NET WORTH: $54.4 BILLION
COUNTRY: UNITED STATES
SOURCE OF WEALTH: WALMART