1. Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers
The richest woman in the world is none other than the founding niece of the cosmetics corporation L'Oreal, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, 65 years old. Meyers and his family currently own 33% of the group's shares.
She inherited a huge fortune after her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, died in September 2017 at the age of 94.
Meyers currently has about $ 49.3 billion in assets, making it the richest woman in the world and ranking 15th in the list of the world's richest people by Forbes magazine.
In addition to business, Meyers also wrote books.
2. Alice Walton
The second richest woman in the world has a fortune of $ 44.4 billion. She is the only daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the Walmart (USA) retail group.
However, unlike her two brothers, Alice Walton, 69, does not participate in family business, but is more focused on her passion for art. She became president of an art museum in her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
3. MacKenzie Bezos
With a fortune of at least $ 35.6 billion after the world's most expensive divorce with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the novelist MacKenzie Bezos became the third richest woman in the world.
Mrs. MacKenzie, 48, has four children with the founder of Amazon Bezos after a marriage that lasted more than 20 years. She is one of the first employees of Amazon's e-commerce group as an accountant. She has also released two novels.
4. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars, 79, has a fortune of $ 23.9 billion and is currently the 33rd richest person in the world. This woman owns a third of the shares of Mars, the largest confectionery company in the world, founded by her grandfather in 1911.
Jacqueline Mars worked for nearly 20 years for the family company and joined the board until 2016.
She is also an active participant in voluntary activities
5. Yan Huiyan
The Chinese billionaire now has a fortune of $ 22.1 billion, making her the richest woman in China and the 42nd on the list of the richest people in the world.
Yan Huiyan, 37, owns a majority stake in Country Garden Holdings China real estate group. The business of this group is quite favorable thanks to the wave of expansion of the Chinese real estate market.
According to the group's website, Country Garden is the third largest real estate company in the world in 2016.
Yan Huiyan graduated from the University of Ohio (USA) and inherited almost all 57% of his father's company stock.
6. Susanne Klatten
With a fortune of $ 21 billion, Susanne Klatten is currently the second richest person in Europe and the 46th richest in the world.
The 56-year-old German billionaire inherited 50 percent of the pharmaceutical company Altana AG when his parents died. She and her younger brother also own almost 50% of the BMW Group. She also bought stakes in many other companies, from wind power companies to graphite production.
7. Laurene Powell Jobs
The 55-year-old widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs is now the 54th richest person in the world with a $ 18.6 billion fortune. She and her family inherited $ 20 billion in shares from Apple and Disney when Jobs died.
Since then, she has invested in areas such as the media and currently holds majority ownership in The Atlantic, as well as investing in nonprofits such as Mother Jones and ProPublica. In addition, she has also invested in education, educational reform and immigration organizations.