The Richest Women In The World 2020

MacKenzie Bezos
MacKenzie Bezos

who has accomplished a great deal and amassed a large fortune? Here is a list of the richest women in the world

the richest of the rich. They have accumulated billions of dollars and hold a significant amount of power and influence

Of these, the wealthiest newcomer is Julia Koch, who inherited her husband David Koch’s fortune after he died in August 2019.

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

 

Here are The Richest Women In The World 2020

 

10. GINA RINEHART

Alice Walton
Alice Walton

Gina Rinehart is the richest woman in the world as of 2020, with a net worth of $13.1 billion. She inherited her father’s mining company, Hancock Prospecting, in 1992 and has since increased its value significantly.

Rinehart has been criticized for her business practices and for using her wealth to influence politics, but she is also a major philanthropist.

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

 

9. ZHONG HUIJUAN

Zhong Huijuan
Zhong Huijuan

Zhong chairs a Chinese drug-maker, the world’s richest woman, with a net worth of $14.6 billion; she is also the richest person in China. In addition, she chairs the country’s largest home appliance maker, Midea Group, which her father founded in 1968. Zhong took over as chairwoman in 2000 when her father died.

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

 

8. LAURENE POWELL JOBS

Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs is the richest woman in the world. Her net worth is $53.8 billion as of 2020. She is the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. and CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. After her husband died in 2011, she became the largest shareholder in both companies.

On May 19, 1961, she was born in San Francisco, California. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics. In 1982, she married Steve Jobs, and they had four children together.

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

 

7.SUSANNE KLATTEN

Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten

Susanne Klatten is one of the richest women globally and a significant player in the business world. Klatten’s net worth is estimated at $25.5 billion, making her the 12th richest person globally. She inherited her fortune from her father, who founded the automaker BMW.

Klatten has a major stake in BMW and holds stakes in pharmaceuticals company Altana and wind energy company Nordex. She is also a noted philanthropist, donating millions to charity each year. 

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

 

6.YANG HUIYAN

Yang Huiyan
Yang Huiyan

Yang Huiyan is the richest woman globally, with a net worth of $25.5 billion as of 2020. She inherited her father’s real estate company, Country Garden Holdings, in 2007 and has since made it one of the largest property developers in China. Yang is also the youngest female billionaire in the world.

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

 

5. JACQUELINE MARS

Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the daughter of Forrest Mars, Jr., the son of Forrest E. Mars, Sr., the founder of candy company Mars, Incorporated.

Jacqueline and her two brothers, John and Forrest III, each inherited a third of the company when their father died in 1999. As of February 2020, Jacqueline’s net worth is estimated at $23.4 billion.

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

 

4.MACKENZIE BEZOS

MacKenzie Bezos
MacKenzie Bezos

Mackenzie Bezos is the richest woman in the world. Mackenzie is the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, who is the founder, CEO, and chairman of Amazon.

Mackenzie and Jeff divorced in 2019 after 25 years of marriage. Mackenzie was awarded a 4% stake in Amazon worth $35 billion after their divorce.

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

 

3. JULIA KOCH

Julia Koch
Julia Koch

Julia Koch is the daughter of billionaire businessman David Koch and his wife, Julia. She inherited a stake in her father’s company, Koch Industries when he died in 2019. As of 2020, she is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $48.5 billion.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Julia Koch was educated at Phillips Academy Andover and Princeton University.

After graduating from college, she worked as a financial analyst for several years before joining Koch Industries in 2001. Koch Industries is one of the largest privately-owned companies in the United States.

It has interests in energy, manufacturing, and agriculture and employs more than 120,000 people worldwide. When her father died in 2019, Julia Koch became the majority owner of Koch Industries.

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

 

2.FRANCOISE MEYERS

Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers
Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers

Francoise Meyers’s is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $53.8 billion as of 2020. She is the heiress to the L’Oreal cosmetics fortune and has been a company director since 1974. Meyers is also one of the largest shareholders in L’Oreal, with a stake of nearly 30%.

 

1. ALICE WALTON

Alice Walton
Alice Walton

Alice Walton is an American heiress, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. As of March 2020, she is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $53.7 billion.

Walton began her banking and real estate career before joining Walmart in 1987. She served as the president of the company’s charitable foundation from 1992 to 2004. In 2011, she co-founded Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with her sister-in-law, Alice L. Walton.

Walton is a major donor to Republican Party candidates and causes. She has also funded scholarships for first-generation college students and given millions to support arts education programs.

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