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Richest Women in the World

A list of the richest women in the world. Good job ladies! Men, perhaps its time to reconsider the advantages of marriage?

Richest Women in the World

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Christy Walton

22,500,000,000 Dollars
Christy Walton

(Net Worth: 22.5 Billion)
Christy Ruth Walton was the wife of late John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton who has founded the Wal-Mart Stores company in 1962- the biggest network of discount department stores in US and world's largest public corporation by revenue. After the death of her husband in 2005 Christy has inherited his fortune.

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Alice Walton

20,600,000,000 Dollars
Alice Walton

(Net Worth: 20.6 Billion) Alice Louise Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton. Same as Christy Walton, she has inherited her Walmart fortune. Alice is 60 and she's 2 times divorced.

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Liliane Bettencourt

20,000,000,000 Dollars
Liliane Bettencourt

(Net Worth: 20 Billion) 88 year old Liliane is the principal shareholder of L'Oreal and the wealthiest woman in Europe. Liliane is the only child of Eugene Schuellerm, who was the founder of L'Oreal and her inherited L'Oreal fortune from her farther in 1957.

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Savitri Jindal

14,400,000,000 Dollars
Savitri Jindal

(Net Worth: 14.4 Billion) Savitri Jindal, the 60 year old with 9 children, is India's richest woman, the world's 44th richest person, and the non-executive chairperson of Jindal Steel- a steel and power conglomerate. She inherited the company and its billions in 2005 after her husband died in a helicopter crash.

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Susanne Klatten

13,200,000,000 Dollars
Susanne Klatten

(Net Worth: 13.2 Billion) Susanne Klatten is the richest woman in Germany and the 35th richest person in the world. On her father's death she inherited his 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana. She sits on Altana's supervisory board and helped transform it into a world-class corporation. Her father also left her a 12.50% stake in BMW company which he rescued from bankruptcy decades ago.

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Anne Cox Chambers

12,500,000,000 Dollars
Anne Cox Chambers

(Net Worth: 12.5 Billion) Anne Cox Chambers is a media proprietor- a primary owner of Cox Enterprises, a privately held media empire that includes newspapers, television, radio, cable television, and other businesses. Anne had a bright eventful life. She was an ambassador to Belgium from 1977 to 1981 and a director of the board of the Coca-Cola Company during the 1980s. She was also the first woman in Atlanta appointed to the board of the city's chamber of commerce.

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Iris Fontbona

10,000,000,000 Dollars
Iris Fontbona

(Net Worth: 10 Billion) She has no page in Wikipedia, her age is unknown and there are no photos. She was a second wife of Chilean billionaire Andronico Luksic (who the richest person in Chile, the fourth in Latin America, and the 132nd in the world) who died from cancer in 2005. Iris and family control one of the world's largest copper miners Antofagasta, her son Jean Paul serving as chairman.

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Jacqueline Mars

10,000,000,000 Dollars
Jacqueline Mars

(Net Worth: 10 Billion) Jacqueline Mars is the daughter of Forrest Edward Mars, Sr. and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars- founders of the giant American candy company Mars, Incorporated. Jacqueline inherited the company in 1999 and its constantly growing. She's a divorced woman of 70 with 3 children.

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Abigail Johnson

8,600,000,000 Dollars
Abigail Johnson

(Net Worth: 8.6 Billion) 48 year old Abigail Pierrepont is an American businesswoman and a President of Fidelity Investments Personal and Workplace Investing founded by her farther. She has joined the company when she was 25 having graduated from Harvard Business School. Abigail is happily married and has 2 children.

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Birgit Rausing

8,500,000,000 Dollars
Birgit Rausing

(Net Worth: 8.5 Billion) 86 year old Birgit inherited the billions after the death of her husband Gad Rausing in 2000. In 1944 her father-in-law founded Tetra Pak which revolutionized the packaging of liquids (juices, milk etc) so Birgit has inherited a packaging giant Tetra Laval.

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