Top 10 Richest Women In The World (2023 Forbes List)

1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family – $80.2 billion

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the granddaughter of the founder of L’Oreal. She and her family own about 33% stock of L’Oreal

She tops this list as the richest woman in the world. Francoise became France’s reigning L’Oreal heiress in 2017 when her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, then the world’s richest woman, died at age 94.

She is currently worth $80.2 billion as of 2023

2. Julia Koch &Family – $59.9 billion

Flesher Koch is the widow of David Koch, a former executive and co-owner of Koch Industries,


The family has a reasonable investment in oil refining, pipelines, commodities trading, ranching and paper pulp, with annual revenue of about $125 billion.


Koch has worked with many high-profile clients, including First Lady Nancy Reagan.

3. Alice Walton – $57.7 billion

Alice Walton is the chairman of the Crystal Bridges Museum Of American Art. She is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.

She started her art curation in her museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, in 2011.

The renowned billionaire daughter has amassed enormous wealth from her passion for the arts.

4. Jacqueline Mars – $38.3 billion

Jacqueline inherited about one-third of the candy and pet food conglomerate Mars Incorporated, the world’s largest confectioner.

Her brother John owns an estimated third of Mars, and her late brother Forrest Jr’s four daughters own the rest.

She is currently worth $38.3 billion

5. Miriam Adelson & family – $35.3B billion

Miriam Adelson is the widow of Sheldon Adelson, the former CEO of Las Vegas Sands, a casino empire.


She inherited more than half of the New York Stock Exchange-listed gambling empire, which controls the casino branches in Singapore and Macao.


6. Gina Rinehart – $29.9 billion

Rinehart chairs the Australian mining and agriculture company Hancock Prospecting Group, founded by her father, Lang Hancock, who died in 1992.

She is currently the wealthiest person in Australia and one of its most powerful women by the early 21st century.

Gina is known for her activism against issues affecting taxation.

She is worth an estimated $29.9 billion as of 2023

7. Mackenzie Scott – $26.3 billion

MacKenzie Scott is the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the richest men on earth. She currently owns about 4% of the stake in the company.

Scott has lately been active in philanthropism and other charity activities

As of February 2023, she is worth $26.3 billion

8. Susanne Klatten – $27.1 billion

Susanne Klatten owns about 19% of the auto giant BMW, with her brother, Stefan Quandt, owning almost 24%.

Aside from this, she also controls some stake in Entrust, with a special focus on digital identity and data security, and carbon and graphite producer SGL Group.

She is worth a fortune of about $27.1 billion

9. Iris Fontbona & family – $23.6 billion

Fontbona is the wife of late mining and beverages mogul, Andrónico Luksic

Iris currently controls Antofagasta Plc, which oversees Chile and trades on the London Stock Exchange.

She and her children also control a significant stake in Chilean conglomerate, Quiñenco

The billionaire widow and her family are worth $23.6 billion

10. Abigail Johnson – $22.1 billion

Abigail Pierrepont Johnson, a wealthy American businesswoman, is the granddaughter of Edward C. Johnson II, the founder of Fidelity Investments. She has served as the CEO of Fidelity since 2014 and as its chairperson since 2016.

In 2021, the Boston-based company experienced a 15% rise in revenue, surpassing its 13% increase from the previous year. This growth was partly due to a 22% increase in retail investment accounts, which reached 32.4 million.

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