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Forbes List Of The Top 10 Richest Woman In The World.

Here are the list of the top 10 richest women on earth 2020 according to Forbes listing.

Alice Walton is currently the known richest woman on Earth taking over from FRANCOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS & FAMILY, With an estimated net worth of $54.4 Billion Dollars.

ALICE WALTON NET WORTH: $54.4 BILLION

COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: WALMART

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. 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.

FRANCOISE BETTENCOURT MEYERS & FAMILY NET WORTH: $48.9 BILLION

COUNTRY: FRANCE

SOURCE OF WEALTH: L’OREAL

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. Bettencourt 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.

JULIA KOCH & FAMILY NET WORTH: $38.2 BILLION

COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: KOCH INDUSTRIES

New to this year’s list, 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.

MACKENZIE BEZOS NET WORTH: $36 BILLION

COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: AMAZON.COM

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.

JACQUELINE MARS NET WORTH: $24.7 BILLION

COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: CANDY, PET FOOD

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.

YANG HUIYAN & FAMILY NET WORTH: $20.3 BILLION

COUNTRY: CHINA

SOURCE OF WEALTH: REAL ESTATE

The 38-year-old 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 (where the virus originated) to feed Chinese medical workers.

SUSANNE KLATTEN NET WORTH: $16.8 BILLION

COUNTRY: GERMANY

SOURCE OF WEALTH: BMW, PHARMACEUTICALS

An heir to carmaker BMW, 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 chemicals corporation.

LAURENE POWELL JOBS & FAMILY

NET WORTH: $16.4 BILLION

COUNTRY: UNITED STATES

SOURCE OF WEALTH: APPLE, DISNEY

The widow of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (d. 2011), 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 Timesin February, “I’m not interested in legacy wealth buildings, and my children know that. Steve wasn’t interested in that. If I live long enough, it ends with me.” Her fortune is down $2.2 billion from last year in part due to a decline in Disney’s share price, but also because Forbes got better insight into her total assets.

ZHONG HUIJUAN NET WORTH: $14.6 BILLION

COUNTRY: CHINA

SOURCE OF WEALTH: PHARMACEUTICALS

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.

GINA RINEHART NET WORTH: $13.1 BILLION

COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA

SOURCE OF WEALTH: MINING

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.

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