Wealthiest Women Around The World .
When it comes to powerful women with money, whether rightly or wrongly, people tend to assume that they either came from a wealthy family or married in to it. On this list there are definitely women who received a huge head start in their life by being born to the right (extremely rich) parents, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are spoiled airheads! Not every heiress acts like a Paris Hilton, in fact these women earned their “richest women” title by working hard with what they had, and making it grow in to even more. Sure, they may be billionaire babies, but these are the rare form of rich kid who decided to be disciplined and work hard, rather than post the spoils of their wealth on Instagram all day.
You may not have heard of some of these names, but trust me, they’re extremely powerful! Heck, a couple of them are more powerful than the leaders of their own countries… because their bank accounts can actually buy them a country all to their own! Beyoncé who? She may be a billion dollar brand making $100 million a year, but her bank account still can’t compare to the wallets of these women. Here are ten of the richest women in the world today which proves that females can play better than the big boys sitting on top the corporate ladder… because you know they’d just kick them off that ladder with their killer Louboutin’s .
#05. Christy Walton 22.5 Billion
Christy Walton has an impressive $22.5 billion to her name due to the fact that she’s the widow of John Walton (the son of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart).
Yep, Christy is part of the Walmart family and is now the second richest woman alive today. Christy has significant holdings in the Wal-Mart company, and probably gets free groceries delivered to her regularly— so she gets to save all of her precious money of course! Christy is actually fairly conservative with her money, although the largest share of her accumulated wealth goes to the various charities that she supports.
I don’t think Christy is actually aware of what’s happening to their customers, since it seems like every week something shocking is going on in their stores; personally I think it makes the shopping experience all the more exciting. There have certainly been some gems over the years that will forever be documented thanks to the “People Of Walmart” series: maybe she just has too much money to care?
#04. Marta Ortega-Perez 24 Billion
Marta is the daughter of Amancio Ortega, founder and head of Inditex, the company responsible for worldwide brands like “Zara.” Marta may have been born rich, but she certainly had to work for her status: her father believed that paving your own path was essential to having a well rounded lifestyle in business.
Despite the fact that Marta’s father is worth upwards of $62 billion, she had to start all the way at the bottom of the career ladder and work her way up.
My dad is definitely not worth billions of dollars, heck, I don’t even know if he’s worth anything at all, but I too had to work my way up from the bottom: it seems like the two of us have something in common after all; cmon Marta, we can be friends, can’t we?! Marta is currently worth billions because of her hard work, and that’s because she was raised with both money and morals (*cough* take note, rich kids of Instagram *cough*).
#03. Delphine Arnault Gancia 26 Billion
Delphine is the daughter of Bernard Arnault, the director and vice president of the famous Louis Vuitton (LVMH), so not only is she rolling in the dough you know that she is dressed to kill as well.
After Delphine got her business degree at the London School of Economics she began working as a strategic consultant, but not wanting to pass up the opportunity to apply her skills at the highest level possible, she began working in the family business in 2,000. Mrs. Arnault is an absolute maverick at her job, and after only three years in her position she was promoted to the management board, which makes her the youngest person and first woman to ever hold that position.
In order to build her career even farther, Delphine started working with other fashion companies, and it wasn’t long before her business talent got her seats on the board of directors: so just like her family’s products she has this industry in the bag. If you aren’t jealous of Delphine yet then it may push you over the edge to hear that she married a handsome heir to a dynasty of wine-makers, and after they divorced she married a successful businessman by the name of Xavier Niel: I think he lucked out on that one.
#02. Vanisha Mittal Bhatia 51 Billion
Vanisha Mittal is currently the wealthiest impending heiress in the world today because her father is Lakshmi N.
Mittal, the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel making company in the world. Vanishi will not only inherit the billions of dollars her father has accumulated, but also the 34% of company equity in ArcelorMittal that her father possesses: making her soon to be one of the richest people in the world.
The Mittal family is the wealthiest family in all of India, and now Vanishi is now taking a leadership role in the family company, along with her husband, Amit Bhatia (an ex investment broker).
When Vanishi and Amit got married it was one of the most expensive wedding ceremonies in all of history: it was held at the Palace of Versailles, and featured a dinner at the Jardin des Tuileries by professional chefs flown in from India, a live music performance from a live pop star, and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. It must be pretty nice to get married where the hell you feel so inclined, but honestly I’d get married at a Mcdonalds if I could change my last name to Mittal.
#01. Liliane Bettencourt 200 Billion
Liliane is not only the richest person in the whole of France, but she is also the richest woman in the entire world!
Liliane Bettencourt is the head of L’Oreal, the largest cosmetics company on the planet; originally she inherited the company from her father, but it was her hard work and creativity that really improved the company and pushed the brand to what it is today.
L’Oreal is a household favorite when it comes to their cosmetic products, despite the fact they seem to be bipolar with their pricing (seriously!
make up your damn mind when it comes to price tags). Liliane is currently worth a massive $200 billion, and can probably afford to buy her own country by now: preferably one where the regulations on shampoo manufacturing aren’t so strict. I actually heard that Liliane sold her own island paradise for $42 million; does she need grandchildren? If so, where can I sign up and how do I get my own tropical pad for free?