Maybe it will be interesting for you to know about Ukrainian sex. But not today. In this article, we will show you only women who earned billions. Forbes magazine provided information about wealthy women of 2018 in detail. For several consecutive years, women strengthened their position in the world ranking of billionaires. According to Forbes, in 2017, more than 227 women were added to the list of billionaires, and in 2018 there were even more – 256. Let’s look at the 5 richest of them.
1. Alice Walton, 46 billion dollars
She is the only daughter of the founder of Walmart. Over the past year, the woman has greatly increased her fortune, as the value of the company’s shares increased by 43%, which brought the entrepreneur additional $12.2 billion. At the moment, Walmart is actively developing in the direction of e-commerce, creating new products and services, such as kitchen. Also, Walton is known for financing political companies.
2. Francoise Bettencourt-Meyer, 42.2 billion dollars
Francoise Bettencourt-Meyer is the heir of her mother, Liliane Bettencourt. She was the former owner of the world’s largest cosmetics and perfumery company L’Oreal. Liliane Bettencourt died quite recently, at the end of September 2017. It should be said that L’Oreal was actually founded by the grandfather of Francoise Bettencourt-Meyer, Eugene Schuler, back in 1909. Today, L’Oreal owns such world-famous brands as Garnier, Lancome, etc. And despite the fact that L’Oreal was owned by Liliane Bettencourt until 2017, in fact, since 2011, the company was managed by Francoise Bettencourt-Meyer together with two of her sons.
3. Jacqueline Mars, 23.6 billion dollars
Do you like Mars chocolates? If yes, then meet the person who manufactures it! Jacqueline Mars owns the third share of one of the most famous and largest producers of sweets in the world – Mars Incorporated. The company was founded by Jacqueline’s grandfather back in 1911, right in his own kitchen. Jacqueline Mars started her business only in 1982 – at that time, she was involved in marketing and managing the launch of new products. In 2001, Jacqueline retired, but for another 15 years, she was among the directors of the company. Until 2016, the 66% of the company were equally divided between her two brothers, John and Forest, but Forest died in July 2016 and, he took his share.
4. George Rhinehart, 17.4 billion dollars
Last year, Georgina became the richest woman in her country. Georgina got rich thanks to the inheritance of Hancock Prospecting. By developing new iron ore deposits, Reinhart led the company out of crisis and was able to multiply her income well. Currently, the highest income comes from Hancock Prospecting cooperation with Rio Tinto. The project launched by Georgina herself. Just in 14 months, it managed to ship more than 30 million tons of iron ore. For several years, Reinhart had been suing her children for the right to receive a share in the company. Rhinehart also has 23 livestock breeding points throughout Australia.
5. Iris Fontbonne, 15.9 billion dollars
Iris is the widow of Androniko Lukšić, who managed to get rich through industrial-scale ore mining and beverage production. Androniko died back in 2005, and, immediately after his death, this company passed into the hands of Iris. Today, she owns a company that mines copper ore in Chile. In addition, the company is partially run by three her sons. Also, they are owners of a majority stake – a Chilean conglomerate that is engaged in finance and beer production.