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Forbes Billionaire Ranking 2023 | Discover the richest women in the world

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For the first time in three years a Self-made woman In the top ten of the ranking Forbes One of the richest billionaires in the world.

according to the latest classification Forbes Of the richest people on the planet, there 337 billionaires worldwide, up from 327 in 2022. They make up a slightly larger share of the billionaire population than they did last year (13% this year, up from 12% in 2022).

The richest woman on the planet for the third year in a row heiress to L’Oreal, Françoise Bettencourt Myerswho has a fortune $80.5 billionan increase of approximately $5 billion compared to 2022. Mackenzie Scottwhose fortune declined by $19.2 billion over the past year, fell five places to ninth place, due to the decline in Amazon shares, which she obtained during her divorce from her. Jeff Bezos In 2019. Mackenzie Scott’s massive charitable donations of more than $14 billionalso pushed it down the list.

Abigail Johnson (Net worth estimated at $21.6 billion), who heads mutual fund giant Fidelity, dropped out of the top 10 this year, though her wealth has increased slightly and she’s moved up three places in the rankings. replaced with Rafaela Aponte Diamondwhich is both 6H Richest woman in the world with net worth $31.2 billionand the Self-made woman highest ranking ever, at 43H position in the world ranking. engaged with her husband Gianluigi It is owned by MSC, the world’s largest shipping company, and is based in Switzerland. The couple became involved in the shipping industry together in 1970, when they purchased a ship with a $200,000 loan. The family still runs the company: Gianluigi is the CEO, their son Diego He is the President and Rafaela is responsible for decorating ships for the company’s MSC Cruises division. in the past, Forbes listing the couple together; This year they are classified as full individuals.

Rafaela Aponte Diamante is one of the 96 Self-made woman included in the order. Almost three-quarters of billionaires have inherited their fortune. Among the 28% of women considered self-taught, we also find Rihanna ($1.4 billion) and Kim Kardashian West ($1.2 billion).

The richest newcomer Rohika Cyrus Mistry ($7 billion) widow Cyrus Mistry, the former head of the Indian conglomerate Tata Sons, who died in a car accident in September. Other notable newcomers include Annette Lerner ($6.5 billion), the widow of a real estate developer and owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team, Ted Lerner (died February 2023), W.M Amy Adams($ 1.7 billion), owner of the Tennessee Titans football team.

Here are the ten richest women in the world:

(Net assets as of March 10, 2023)

Françoise Bettencourt Myers. | Source: Getty Images

#1. Françoise Bettencourt Myers and her family

net value: $80.5 billion | age : 69 years old | sources): Loreal | nation : France

The L’Oréal heiress retains the title of the richest woman in the world, for the third year in a row, thanks to a 12% rise in the cosmetics giant’s business since last year. Besides promise $230 million With L’Oréal to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral, she recently appointed managing director of her investment firm Téthys Invest, where it backs projects such as private French hospital operator Elsan.

Julia Koch. | Source: Getty Images

# 2. Julia Koch and her family

net value: $59 billion | age : 60 years old | sources): Coach Industries | nation : United State

widow David Koch (who died in 2019) owned 42% of the Koch Industries conglomerate with his three adult children. Julia Koch oversees the David H. Koch Foundation, to which she and her late husband donated nearly $18 billion dollars For causes such as poverty alleviation, drug abuse issues, criminal justice and education. In January, she was appointed a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alice Walton. | Source: Getty Images

# 3. Alice Walton

net value: $56.7 billion | age : 73 years | sources): Walmart | nation : United State

She inherited a stake in Walmart from her co-founder father Sam Walton (died in 1992). They are well known in the family’s home state of Arkansas, for opening the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in their hometown of Bentonville, which features works by Warhol, Rockwell, and Rothko, among others.

#4. Jacqueline Marsh

net value: $38.3 billion | age : 83 years old | sources): Sweets and pet food | nation :United State

Jacqueline Mars and her brother, John March, each owning about a third of the multinational Mars Corp., which produces well-known candies such as M&M’s. M’s, Hubba Bubba, and Snickers. The company was founded by his grandfather, Frank C Marsin 1911.

#5 Miriam Adelson and her family

net value: $35 billion | age : 77 years old | sources): casinos | nation : United State

Miriam Adelson is the majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest casino operator. She inherited this share after the death of her husband, Sheldon Adelsonlongtime Republican kingmaker, in 2021. A physician, she has given nearly $1 billion in her lifetime to fund medical research and drug discovery, according to estimates Forbes.

#6. Rafaela Aponte Diamond

net value: $31.2 billion | age : 78 years | sources): Maritime transport | nation : Italy

Rafaela Aponte Diamante joins the top ten in the ranking of the richest women in the world this year, Forbes Having revised its valuation of MSC, one of the largest shipping companies in the world, which she co-founded with her husband Guianluigi in 1970 with one ship. Rafaela and Gianluigi were previously classified together, but in 2023 they are classified as individuals in their own right.

#7 Suzanne Klatten

net value: $27.4 billion | age : 60 years old | sources): BMW, pharmaceutical industry | nation :Germany

Susanne Klatten owns 19% of the German car manufacturer BMW. His mother was the third wife of the legendary industrialist Herbert Wint, which led BMW to excel in the luxury market. Susan Klatten, an economist with an MBA, also owns Altana, a chemical company founded by her grandfather.

#8. Gina Rinehart

net value: $27 billion | age : 69 years | sources): mining industry | nation : Australia

An Australian magnate heads the mining and agricultural company Hancock Prospecting Group. She inherited the business from her father Lang Hancock (died in 1992). Her wealth is down 11% since March 2022, largely due to lower iron ore prices, but she remains the richest person in Australia.

#9. Mackenzie Scott

net value: $24.4 billion | age : 52 years old | sources): Amazon | nation : United State

She inherited 4% of Amazon’s capital after her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019, and began distributing it at a rapid pace. To date, it has donated more than $14 billion to approximately 1,600 charities through Yield Giving.

#10. Iris Fontebona and her family

net value: $23.1 billion | age : 80 years old | sources): mining industry | nation : Chile

The richest woman in Latin America, Iris Fontebona is the widow of a Chilean businessman Androniko Luksic (died 2005), who built an empire in the mining and beverage industries. Besides her two sons, she owns and chairs Antofogasta plc, a Chilean mining company specializing in copper production, and has a significant stake in Quiñenco, a public holding company engaged in manufacturing, banking and beverages.

Translated article from the American magazine Forbes – Author: Gabriela Lopez Gomez

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