richest women in the world
Randa Duncan Williams
. This American billionaire is the eldest of four children of the late pipeline entrepreneur Dan Duncan, who founded Enterprise Products Partners, an energy pipeline company. She was elected in February as non executive chairman of the board of the company. All her siblings are billionaires.
. One of the richest self made women in the world and one of largest commercial real estate owners in China. She is the chairwoman of Fu Wah International Group of Beijing, whose properties include the Regent Beijing, Jinbao Tower, the ChangAn Club and the Beijing Hong Kong Jockey Club.
. This American billionaire is one of the four siblings who inherited late Dan Duncans massive oil fortune. Her siblings are also billionaires. Her sister Randa Duncan Williams is the non executive chairman of the board, and the only sibling taking an active interest in running the company.
. This American billionaire is one of four siblings who inherited the late Dan Duncans oil fortune. All her siblings are billionaires. Her father was the richest man in Houston. He died in 2010 when he was 77 years old.
Sandra Ortega Mera
. The daughter of late Sandra Ortega Mera and the worlds fourth richest person, Amancio Ortega, founder of clothing giant Inditex. She inherited her fortune from her mother Rosalia Mera, who died in August 2013. She holds 89% of Rosp Corunna, the holding company Mera used to invest her wealth.
Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler
. Scharffler owns Schaeffler AG, one of the worlds largest producers of ball bearings and machine components. Maria Elisabeth took over the company in 1996 following the death of her husband Georg Schaeffler.
Eva Gonda de Rivera
. The widow of Eugenio Garza Laguera, who was the former chairman of FEMSA, Latin Americas biggest independent Coca Cola bottler and distributor. Eugenio, who passed away in 2008, left his large stake to his wife Eva and four daughters.
Margarita Louis Dreyfus
. This Swiss billionaire is the chairperson of the French commodities giant Louis Dreyfus. She took over the company when her husband Robert passed away in 2009 due to leukemia. Dreyfus and its competitors ADM, Bunge and Cargill are known as the ABCD group of companies. They control global flows of food commodities.
Blair Parry Okeden
. Granddaughter of James M. Cox, the founder of Cox Enterprises. Blair Parry Okedens brother, Jim Kennedy, is chairman and her aunt, Anne Cox Chambers, is the largest shareholder and sits on the board.
. Originally from Singapore, Ka Yee (Carrie) Wong is the widow of French entrepreneur Hubert Perrodo who passed away in 2006 while hiking in the Alps. Perrodos fortune is expected to be passed down entirely to Carrie and their three children.Sharing the entrepreneurial bug, Carrie had her own modeling agency, Carries Models.
. This 72 year old American billionaire owns 15 percent of Koch Industries in trusts for herself, her two sons and other family members. She inherited it from her husband E. Pierce Marshall, son of J. Howard Marshall II. J. Howard Marshall got the Koch stake by investing in a refinery business that was acquired by Koch Industries. The family is spending millions on lawyers, thanks to J. Howard Marshall IIs financial and romantic adventures. Elaine
Massimiliana Landini Aleotti
. Although the inheritance is not yet completed, Massimiliana Landini Aleotti and her three children are set to inherit pharmaceutical giant Menarini from her late husband, Alberto Aleotti, who passed away in May 2014 at age 91.
Charlene de Carvalho Heineken
. This Dutch billionaire inherited 25 percent controlling stake in the world famous brewer that carries her name. She inherited Dutch brewer Heineken from her late father, Freddy Heineken.
. This Australian billionaire is the richest person in Australia. She is also the highest taxpayer in Australia. Her wealth comes from iron ore and coal projects in western and northern Australia. Rinehart inherited the Hancock Prospecting from her late father, Lang Hancock.
. This American billionaire is the president of Fidelity Financial Services. Fidelity is the second largest mutual fund company in the US. Her grandfather Edward Johnson II founded the company in 1946. She started at the family firm before even beginning college.
Iris Fontbona and family
. Widow of the late billionaire Andronico Luksic, Iris Fontbona and three sons inherited his wealth. The family controls majority stake in Antofagasta Plc, one of the worlds largest copper miners. The company trades on the London Stock Exchange. The family also holds a majority stake in Quinenco, a publicly traded Chilean conglomerate active in banking, beer, energy, transportation and port services.
. Coming behind her daughter Susanne Klatten. She owns nearly 50 percent of the German automobile giant BMW along with her daughter and son. The former secretary and then third wife of the late Herbert Quandt is known in Germany for shying from the public eye, she lives quietly in Bad Homburg vor der Hoehe, a town near Frankfurt.
. This German billionaire is the richest woman in Germany. She owns nearly 50 percent of the automobile giant BMW along with her mother Johanna Quandt and brother Stefan Quandt. She inherited 12.6% stake in automaker from her late father, Herbert Quandt.
Anne Cox Chambers
. Anne Cox Chambers is the majority owner of Cox Enterprises, a privately held media conglomerate. She is the surviving daughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M. Cox. The company includes Cox Communications (cable, broadband), Cox Media Group (newspapers, TV, radio stations) and Cox Automotive (AutoTrader.com, Manheim car auctions, online car sales, Kelley Blue Book).
Laurene Powell Jobs
. This American billionaire is the largest individual shareholder in Disney with 7.7% of the company. Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of the late Steve Jobs, who was the co founder of Apple. She is the founder and chair of the Emerson Collective, an organization that focuses on using entrepreneurship to advance social reform and help under resourced students, and College Track, a nonprofit college completion program.
Maria Franca Fissolo
. The widow of Michele Ferrero. Maria Franca Fissolos late husband built Ferrero Group into one of the worlds leading sweets producers, with its iconic Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, Kinder chocolates and Tic Tac mints. Ferrero died in February 2014.
Jacqueline Badger Mars
. Jacqueline Badger Mars inherited Mars, the largest candy company in the world with her two brothers when their father Forrest expired.
. Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal Mart. Currently she is involved in raising funds for Hillary Clintons presidential campaign. She is a billionaire with a heart. She is the biggest philanthropist in the Walton family.
. She is fondly called LOreals grand dame. Her wealth enhanced this year due to increase in the cosmetic giants stock price. However, she is not actively involved in running the company any more.
. Christy Walton is the richest women in the world. She inherited ($18.2 billion) her wealth when her husband John Walton passed away in the year 2005. Though the bulk of her money comes from her shares in Wal Mart, her husband also invested in First Solar, which she is reaping money from