Who are the 10 richest women in the world
Christy Walton is seven years ago, the richest woman in the world, to inherit a fortune of US $ 25,300 million after the death of her husband in a plane crash in 2005.
This American businesswoman is the widow of John T. Walton , son of the founder of the supermarket chain Wal-Mart . The top of the list marks a trend: the top ten of the richest in the world is composed of billions who got their wealth through inheritance or marriage.
With US $ 24 billion, the French Liliane Bettencourt is positioned as the second wife of ranking. His father, Eugène Schueller , the founder of the multinational cosmetics L’Oreal. Since October 2011, the richest woman in Europe (and fortune) is under the guardianship of her daughter dementia.
The third place is occupied by another member of the Walton clan. The current owner of theMuseum of American Art and sister of the richest woman in the world , Alice Walton , currently has a fortune of US $ 23,300 million.
The mining sector is responsible for the fortune of the fourth and fifth. The Australian Georgina Rinehart , heiress magnate Lang Hancock , Amaza a fortune of US $ 18 billion. The first (and only) Latin American group is the Chilean entrepreneur Iris Fontbona . The widow of Andronico Luksic, who died of cancer in 2005, his family has about US $ 17,800 million.
Birgit Rausing remains on the list. Born 88 years ago in a village in southern Sweden. Medical and father mother a housewife, little is known of his early life. Until she married businessman Gad Rausing. After his death in 2000, he inherited -along with his three sons company packaging Tetra Laval, whose products enable packaging beverages such as milk and juice unrefrigerated.
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The largest confectionery company in the world, Mars Candy , puts American Jacqueline Mars in the seventh. His personal fortune is $ 13 billion and with his two brothers have US $ 31,600 million.The number eight is Susanne Klatten , who inherited shares his father’s BMW. It also has a 50% stake in the company Altana .
The short list of the 10 richest women in the world is completed by Anne Cox Chambers andSavitri Jindal. With 92 years and a fortune of US $ 12,500 million, Chambers is on the board ofCox Enterprises , the company that his father founded in 1898 to acquire Dayton Evening News.
Of Indian origin, Jindal is part of the family cluster Steel JSW Steel. This business group was forced to cut production in Karnataka , southern India, location where the Supreme Court banned mining of iron.
On the origin of the money
When considering the 20 richest women in the globe, inheritance or marriage remain the main reasons for most fortunes. However, Wu Yajun is the exception.
Chinese nationals, journalist and former editor of the News Agency of China Shiro turned to marketreal estate and built his own empire. Today has a capital of US $ 5,700 million and ranks 18th in global terms.
Your company Longfor Properties listed in Hong Kong. In this case, it is she who shares part of her fortune to her husband, who owns a stake in the company. At 30 years old, is the youngest billionaire in the list.
In total, the 21 richest women in the world (two of them shared 20th place) are more wealthy than last year . In total, add a fortune of US $ 248,600 million, an average of US $ 11,840 million each, against US $ 11,600 in 2011. Seven of them are American, two Chinese, one German and two Swedish.