Who is the richest woman in 2022?
Few Hours ago we wrote about richest man in the world now we are going to be talking about the richest lady in the whole world.
Who is the richest woman in the world in 2022? Net worths, ranked: Jeff Bezos’ billionaire ex wife MacKenzie Scott ranks at No 4, but is eclipsed by Walmart’s Alice Walton and L’Oreal’s Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
Richest Women in the World 2022 (Forbes)
The table below contains the names, net worth, age, and nationality of Forbes’ top 10 richest women in the world in 2022.
|1||Françoise Bettencourt Meyers||$74.8 Billion||68||France|
|2||Alice Walton||$67.2 Billion||72||United States|
|3||Julia Koch||$61.4 Billion||60||United States|
|4||MacKenzie Scott||$43.6 Billion||52||United States|
|5||Jacqueline Mars||$32.8 Billion||82||United States|
|6||Gina Rinehart||$30.2 Billion||68||Australia|
|7||Miriam Adelson||$27.5 Billion||76||United States|
|8||Susanne Klatten||$24.3 Billion||60||Germany|
|9||Iris Fontbona||$22.8 Billion||80||Chile|
|10||Abigail Johnson||$21.2 Billion||60||United States|
1. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers ($74.8 Billion)
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $74.8 Billion. She inherited her fortune from her late mother, Liliane Bettencourt whose father founded cosmetics giant L’Oréal. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers was born on 10th July 1953 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Being born a strict Catholic, she has written various works on Jewish-Christian relations and Bible Commentaries. She now runs the holding company as chairwoman, with her family owning 33% of L’Oreal. Meanwhile, as of 2022, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers’ net worth is estimated to be $69.6 billion.
Bettencourt Meyers created a glade of controversy when in 2008, she sued Francois-Marie Banier, claiming that he took money from her mother. However, later in 2010, she announced that they have settled out of court.
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Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
|1||Françoise Bettencourt Meyers||L’Oréal|
|4||Julia Koch||Koch industries|
2. Alice Walton ($67.2 Billion)
The second person on the list of Forbes top 10 richest women in the world in 2022 is Alice Walton. She was born on 7th October 1949 in Newport, Arkansas, and was raised with her 3 brothers.
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of one of the most successful retail chains in the world, Walmart. Alice is the heiress to the Walmart fortune. She also founded the Llama Company in 1988, but it has since closed down.
Although she lost her spot as the world’s richest woman to Françoise Bettencourt Meyers in 2021, she gained $7.4 billion, thanks to Walmart stock rising more than 5% since mid-March 2020.
Based on Forbes Real-time Billionaire Index as of May 2022, Walton’s net worth is $67.2 Billion.
3. Julia Koch ($61.4 Billion)
Another colossus on the list of Forbes top 10 richest women in the world in 2022 is Julia Koch. She was born on April 12, 1962, and is also known as Julia Flesher Koch.
Her husband was the seventh richest person in America before his death in 2019. However, after his death she inherited a total of 42% stake in her husband’s company, making her the world’s richest woman in 2020 with a Net Worth of around $53 Billion.
4. MacKenzie Scott ($43.6 Billion)
Formerly known as MacKenzie Bezos but now MacKenzie Scott was born on 7th April 1970 in San Francisco, California, U.S. The American novelist and philanthropist ranks 4th among Forbes richest women in 2022.
MacKenzie was the wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. After a long, harmonious marriage of 25 years, she divorced him and MacKenzie received a 4% stake in Amazon, which was worth about $35 billion at the time.
Furthermore, MacKenzie in her philanthropist spirit, in May 2019, signed a pledge of giving most of her wealth away as a charity. She acted out her words when she donated around $1.7 Billion to 116 non-profit organizations in July 2020.
According to Forbes Billionaire Index, MacKenzie Scott has a net worth of $43.6 Billion as of 2022.
5. Jacqueline Mars ($32.8 Billion)
Jacqueline Mars inherited an estimated one-third of Mars Incorporated, the world’s largest candymaker, founded by her grandfather, Frank C. Mars in 1911.
As of 2022, she has a net worth of $32.8, making her 5th on the list of Forbes top 10 richest women in the world in 2022.
6. Gina Rinehart ($30.2 Billion)
Gina Rinehart is the richest person in Australia and the 46th richest in the world, per Forbes. She is the Executive Chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately-owned mineral exploration and extraction company founded by her father, Lang Hancock.
She despises being referred to as a mining heiress because she considers herself a self-made entrepreneur who rebuilt her late father’s financially distressed company.
As of 2022, she has amassed a massive net worth of $30.2 Billion.
7. Miriam Adelson ($27.5 Billion)
Mariam Adelson became the owner of the casino corporation Las Vegas Sands after her husband, Sheldon Adelson died in 2021. Mariam ranks 50th on Forbes’ world’s richest people and 7th on the list of world’s richest women in 2022.
As of 2022, Miriam Adelson has a net worth of $27.5 Billion.
8. Susanne Klatten ($24.3 Billion)
Klatten is a German billionaire born on April 28, 1962, in Bad Homburg. The majority of her wealth originates from her 19% stake in BMW, which she inherited from her parents.
As of January 2022, Bloomberg Billionaires Index listed her as the richest woman in Germany. However, she ranks 8th among Forbes world’s richest women and 56th among the world’s richest people.
9. Iris Fontbona ($22.8 Billion)
Fontbana holds the position of the richest person in Chile, the 5th wealthiest Latin American, and the 67th richest person in the world. She is also part of Forbes top 10 richest women in the world in 2022.
Iris Fontbona and her children control Chilean mining company Antofagasta, which recorded $5.1 billion in sales in 2020. Fontbana also owns a majority stake in Quiñenco, a publicly-traded Chilean conglomerate active in banking, beer and manufacturing.
She is also widely known for her philanthropic activities.
10. Abigail Johnson ($21.2 Billion)
Abigail Johnson has been the CEO of Fidelity Investments since 2014, when she took over for her father, Ned Johnson III. Her grandparents, Edward C. Johnson II created the corporation in 1946, and she has a 24.5 percent share in it, which manages $4.2 trillion in assets.
Her net worth doubled from $10.8 Billion in 2020 to $20.9 Billion in 2021. As of 2022, Abby Johnson has a net worth of 21.2 Billion, making her the 10th on Forbes list of richest women in 2022.
Forbes Richest Women in The World (2022) – Summary
- Françoise Bettencourt Meyers ($74.8 Billion)
- Alice Walton ($67.2 Billion)
- Julia Koch ($61.4 Billion)
- MacKenzie Scott ($43.6 Billion)
- Jacqueline Mars ($32.8 Billion)
- Gina Rinehart ($30.2 Billion)
- Miriam Adelson ($27.5 Billion)
- Susanne Klatten ($24.3 Billion)
- Iris Fontbona ($22.8 Billion)
- Abigail Johnson ($21.2 Billion)