In early 2016, the global turmoil in the global economy takes place in which the women had to face a struggle to maintain the shares to occupy a position in the list of Forbes. Last year the number of female billionaires feel from 197 to 190. The women account up to 10% of the world’s ten-figure fortunes from 1810.
In the past 6 years, the fortunes of 32 fell below $1 billion as the 6 women billionaires died. Now, for the first time, 27 women had joined the list of billionaires for the first time and those who fell off had taken a return in the status of a billionaire is about 3.
1 Liliane Bettencourt
She belongs to France and has acquired a 1st position in the category of richest ladies in the world. As shares of L’oreal fell in the past years so her fortune took a slip by $4 billion. But the lady is not a victim of the markets. She is the richest and wealthiest female in the European countries. The L’oreal was founded by her father and she is his only child. After the death of his father, she had acquired the company. She was in news for selling her island situated in Seychelles for $60 million.
2 Alice Walton
She is the second richest woman in the list produced by the world with an account of the decrease in the price of Wal-Mart stock. She is the only daughter of founder Sam Walton and is the sister-in-law of Christy Walton. Her net worth stands about $34 billion. She is a citizen of US and her birthplace is Arkansas. The major source of income is through Walton group only.
3 Jacqueline Mars
She becomes the third richest woman among the list of riches ladies. Its worth is about $23.4 billion with a downside of $3.2 billion in this year. In 1999, she and her brothers had inherited candy maker Mars and pet food after the death of their father. Not any one of them is playing an important role in the functioning of the company.
The company has an annual revenue of about $33 billion. She is regarded as one of the famous investors in the world. The famous personality Warren Buffet holds the ownership in her company which is not disclosed to the world.
4 Maria Franca Fissolo
She belongs to Italy and acquired the fourth position in the list of richest ladies with a net worth of $22.1 billion. Michele Ferrero had built Ferrero group and died in 2015 on Valentine’s Day. She is the widow of him. It is a private company and the owner of this is Fissolo and her son Giovanni who is the CEO. The company produces products like Kinder Chocolates, Nutrela spread and mints of Tic-Tac. The company is most famous for Nutella known to be a sweetened spread of cocoa on hazelnut. It is founded by the father of Michelle Ferrero, Ferrero Spa.
5 Susanne Klaten
She belongs to Germany and has become to be the fifth position in the list of richest ladies. She had received the shares from her mother of the company BMW secretly and the transfers came to light during the death of her mother Johanna Quandt who died in 2015. She has a worth of $18.5 billion and BMW is acquired by her and her brother.Her father is Herbert Quandet and she was born at Bad Homburg in Germany. The investigation is launched on the friendship of Adolf Hitler over the claims.
6 Christy Walton
She was the richest woman of last year. This year she had taken sixth position in the list.
The founder of Wal-Mart, Sam Walton is her father-in-law. The estate of her late husband John has been divided between her and her son Lukas of 29 years old. So, Christy’s worth was decreased by $5.2 billion and an another Walton is introduced into the list of billionaires. Their joint net worth is about $10.4 billion.
7 Laurelle Powell Jobs
She has acquired the seventh position in the richest ladies of the world. She is the wife of inventor late Steve Jobs. So, she had inherited the stakes of Pixer, Apple, Disney and many other small firms. In college, she had met with the co-founder of famous group Apple and went to a dinner with him.
8 Charlene De Carvalho
She has acquired the eighth position in the world’s list of richest ladies. She is the heiress of the family known as Heineken. The reigns of Heineken International has been taken over by Charelen de Carvalho who has become the largest brewers in the world after the death of his father. She has inherited the fortune of the family earning multi-billion. Her husband is an actor working in the movie ‘Lawrence of Arabis’ and also works as an investment banker.
9 Iris Fontbona
She stood ninth in the list of richest ladies of the world. She has acquired the first position in her country Chile in terms of her net worth. She with the help of family members has controlled Antofagasta which is one of the largest mines of copper on the Earth through the help of the company which holds Quinenco. The Qunineco is one of the largest brewer (CCU) and largest bank known as Banco De Chile and in Latin America (CCNA) it is the largest company in shipping.
10 Gina Rinehart
She ranked on the tenth position in the list of richest ladies in the world. She was a tycoon in the field of mining and her father is Lang Hancock. The business inherited from her father had taken to new heights as reflected by the net worth of her company. Her net worth was about $20 billion. The major source of wealth is the process of mining and that’s why she sometimes called as Billionaire of Mining. She also attains a ranking in the list of most powerful women in the world.